How AMLO Has Fueled Mexico’s Drug War
He campaigned on “Hugs, Not Bullets.” Now, he’s militarized the country.
Beijing Eyes Pacific Islands, Exploiting U.S. Strategic Vacuum
The newly contested region needs serious U.S. attention.
Ukraine Still Wants Heavy Metal
Kyiv remains frustrated with Western arms deliveries, despite a surge of support.
India’s China Policy Is Confused
Two years after a deadly border clash, New Delhi appears wary of Beijing but unwilling to partner with Washington. These contradictions leave it open to exploitation.
What Is Biden’s Policy in the Persian Gulf?
Talk of security guarantees for the UAE and a thaw in Washington-Riyadh relations could enhance—or weaken—U.S. standing in the region.
Biden Is Still Worried About Poking the Russian Bear
“If that’s our attitude, we’re never going to win a war again, ever,” said one U.S. source familiar with the debate.
Former NATO Chief: We ‘Overestimated’ Russia’s Military
Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks to FP about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine, the future of NATO, and more.
Estonia’s Prime Minister: ‘We Need to Help Ukraine Win’
Kaja Kallas talks about the threat from Russia, the future of the war, and what should come next for NATO in the Baltics.
Egypt’s Remilitarized Sinai Is a Future Powder Keg
Egypt and Israel are undermining their peace treaty—and it needs to be stopped.
Myanmar Military Carries Out Atrocities in the East, Too
A distracted international community hasn’t been watching.
The Navy Made America a Superpower Once. Can It Again?
Paul Kennedy made his name bemoaning America’s decline. Now, he highlights a way to reverse it.
Somalia’s al Qaeda Branch Has Gotten ‘Bigger, Stronger, and Bolder’ Since U.S. Exit
As in Afghanistan, Trump’s decisions to withdraw have only emboldened terrorists.
Argentina’s Embrace of China Should Be a Wake-Up Call
U.S. Latin America strategy needs serious reform—before it’s too late.
For Opposition to Putin’s War, Look to the Fringes of His Empire
The dirty secret of the Russian military is that long-conquered subjects are the Kremlin’s cannon fodder.
Finns Show Up for Conscription. Russians Dodge It.
Two seemingly similar systems produce very different militaries.
How the U.N. and the West Failed Sudan
Self-delusion and negligence stopped governments and aid agencies from facilitating a genuine and lasting transition to democracy.
Russia Botched Its Early War Propaganda Campaign, but Now It’s Doubling Down
How Putin’s “zampolits” and the Russian Orthodox Church are spearheading a new agitprop campaign to boost troops’ morale.
Ukraine Has Asia Thinking About War
The return of major conflict is leading Asian countries to boost their militaries.