Biden Is Done with Afghanistan. Is Afghanistan Done With America?
Pulling out all U.S. troops is the administration’s risky plan to pressure Kabul and the Taliban to make peace.
Biden’s Withdrawal Plan Sets the Clock Ticking in Afghanistan
With troops to depart on Sept. 11, the next five months are critical for any chance of peace.
The Summit That Can’t Fail
Japan’s prime minister visits Washington at a time when, thanks to Chinese aggressiveness, U.S.-Japan relations are critical.
How Biden Will—and Won’t—Battle the Pentagon
What the new president really thinks about the military—and what the military really thinks about him.
On Immigration, ‘Building Back Better’ Isn’t Enough
Rather than taking Obama-era policies as a baseline, Biden needs to start from scratch.
The End of Quiet Diplomacy in Myanmar
The U.N. dials up the pressure campaign against Myanmar’s putschists.
Biden Needs to End His Staff Travel Ban Now
Only three top State Department officials have been allowed to travel abroad. That’s no way to preserve U.S. interests.
Biden Plans to Repeal Trump-Era Sanctions on ICC
Human rights advocates say the move is long overdue.
Biden Can Help Armenia and Azerbaijan Make Peace. Here’s How.
Four steps Washington can take to facilitate a lasting end to the conflict.
India’s Rich Farmers Are Holding Up Reforms Designed to Help the Poor
Don’t listen to the activists. Millions of Indian farmers will benefit from Modi’s new laws.
Biden Revives the Truman Doctrine
His call to wage a global war for freedom echoes the dawn of the Cold War.
Biden Looks to Contain China—but Where’s the Asian NATO?
The United States needs a game plan for a continent that’s home to two-thirds of the world’s population and its biggest rival.
Biden Takes Small Steps Toward Feminist Foreign Policy
Biden’s push for gender equality is a huge change from Trump, but experts stop short of calling it a feminist foreign policy.
Trump Got China All Wrong. Now Biden Is Too.
Confrontation may be popular at home, but it won’t make the United States more prosperous or secure.
The United States Returns to Africa
After Trump’s insults and detachment, the Biden administration is crafting a new, more engaged approach to the continent.
Biden’s Border Strategies Won’t Work
The president’s approach to the migrant crisis increasingly looks like the EU’s failed policies.
Latin America’s Two Biggest Populists Are Preparing for a Showdown With Biden
Dealing with Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro and Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador could be the biggest thing the U.S. president does this year.
The Libya Allergy
The 2011 Libyan intervention pitched the region into a decade of chaos and undermined U.S. confidence in the wisdom of using military force to save lives.