Australia’s Got a Solomon Islands Headache (Again)
China’s expansion into the South Pacific caught Australia and the United States off guard.
Trump and Biden Let Afghanistan Collapse
The Taliban didn’t have to take over. But Washington made sure they would.
The Tragedy of Robert McFarlane
He aspired to be the next Henry Kissinger. Instead, he became embroiled in the Iran-Contra scandal.
Trump’s Poison Pills Are Still Toxic
Whether it’s Iran, China, Cuba, or immigration, U.S. President Joe Biden often finds himself stymied by his predecessor’s foreign policy.
The Global Roots of the Buffalo Shooting
White supremacists today are engaged in a global discussion, with violence part of the dialogue.
The Cryptocurrency Crash Is Replaying 2008 as Absurdly as Possible
Substitute dollars backed by almost nothing are taking down the market.
Why Biden’s Anti-Putin Democracy Crusade Is Failing
Washington’s framing of its fight against Russian aggression has failed to win over most of the world.
Liberalism Isn’t Dead—but It’s Very Sick
In two new books, Yascha Mounk and Francis Fukuyama try to cure the patient.
Biden’s Foreign Aid Is Funding the Washington Bubble
As usual, U.S. assistance pays everyone except governments actually providing services to the world’s poor.
How Latin American Feminists Won Abortion Rights
Many argue abortion is not just an issue of individual choice but also of social justice.
Is Biden Fighting the Last War on Trade?
Critics question Trump-era tariffs as inflation climbs and U.S. leadership lags.
Families of American Hostages Abroad Find Power—and Solace—in Numbers
Biden faces pressure to secure release of Americans wrongfully detained abroad.
Yes, the United States Should Weaken Russia
The old approach of outreach and inclusion has failed. In the wake of Russia’s latest invasion, Washington must seek to erode Moscow’s power.
Biden Is Setting Himself Up for Embarrassment in Los Angeles
The upcoming Summit of the Americas could be the gravestone on U.S. influence in the region.
Fauci: China’s COVID-19 Situation a ‘Disaster’
The White House’s chief medical advisor assesses the world’s response to the pandemic.
How Elon Musk’s Starlink Got Battle-Tested in Ukraine
Fast-expanding satellite broadband services are proving decisive during war and other emergencies.