The U.S. Military Is a Helicopter Parent
Washington needs to trust partner forces to stand on their own feet.
Sudan’s Future Hangs in the Balance
Demonstrators find themselves at odds with key U.N. and U.S. mediators.
Why Won’t Biden Support Sudan’s Democracy Movement?
The prime minister’s resignation amid ongoing protests mean Washington’s policies need a fresh start.
To Safeguard Sudan’s Democratic Transition, Act Now
Abdalla Hamdok’s resignation has sparked a constitutional crisis. Only international support can keep the country’s democratization on track.
2022 Is the Year for a Space Summit
A disturbing Russian weapons test is yet more proof that new rules are needed.
Why Russia Tested Its Anti-Satellite Weapon
If regulation of space weapons is coming, Putin wants to be ahead of the pack.
Ukraine’s Military Has Come a Long Way Since 2014
But so have Russia’s armed forces—making any conflict more of a toss-up than a walkover.
Army Killings in India’s Nagaland Reignite Debate Over Controversial Law
Civilian killings by the Indian Army in Nagaland state have revived debate about the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act.
Ukraine Ready to Fight to ‘Last Drop’
But Biden’s talk of accommodating Russia has Congress worried.
Lockdowns Produced a New Generation of Child Soldiers
In Colombia, armed groups have treated the pandemic as a recruitment opportunity.
Afghan Insurgents Are a Dead End
Rebuilding U.S. standing requires an end to backing militants abroad.
Is Russia Preparing to Invade Ukraine?
Moscow’s military buildup is raising eyebrows in Washington as Belarus ups the ante in its standoff with the EU.
Belarus Is Risking Crisis on the Polish Border
The “weaponization” of migrants and growing provocations leave Warsaw few options.
The Small Pacifist Party That Could Shape Japan’s Future
The Komeito party will be a key player in the new government.
Colin Powell Showed Black Excellence Is Not Enough
As a young man, I admired him deeply. Today, I wrestle with my own desire for justice.