Trump’s Penny-Pinching Dooms His Korean Diplomacy
The U.S. president stumbled into rare success with Pyongyang. Now he’s screwing it up.
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China’s growing influence in the U.N., protests around the world, and a far-right candidate flops in the Canadian election.
Americans and Russians Should Be Friends—Even if Their Countries Aren’t
Under Trump, the relationship between the two populations has suffered. The next president should change that.
Justin Trudeau’s Spectacular Self-Destruction
Canada’s prime minister was once seen as messianic. Now he’s become just another conventional politician fighting for reelection while plagued by scandals and blamed for unfulfilled promises.
Bolton Leaves the National Security Council in Ruins
The former Trump advisor helped trash the institution—but the process began long before he was hired.
Pentagon to Get Its Fourth Leader in Six Months
With the U.S. facing crises on multiple fronts, U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer will take over as acting secretary of defense while Trump’s latest nominee enters the confirmation process.
Justin Trudeau Lived by Social Media. Now He’s Dying by It.
The self-immolation of the Canadian government is rooted in the way it came to power.
Recognizing Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s Leader Isn’t a Coup. It’s an Embrace of Democracy.
Treating the Maduro regime as illegitimate, sanctioning its top officials, and sending aid despite a blockade will hasten its demise and speed the transition to democratic governance.
Once Upon a Time, U.S. Foreign Policy Worked
George H.W. Bush's administration was evidence of what the establishment was capable of.
Mexico Can’t Handle Your Tired, Poor, and Huddled Masses
Ever since Donald Trump's election, America's southern neighbor has become a growing destination for migrants—and the country is already buckling under the strain.
López Obrador Is a Pragmatist, Not an Ideologue
Don’t expect Mexico’s new president to radically shift the country’s approach to foreign policy.
Why Mexico’s Foreign Policy is About to Turn Left
If populism sweeps to power in Mexico, the country's foreign policy will return to the 1930s.
If Trump Tears Up NAFTA, Sports Will Keep North America Together
The joint 2026 World Cup is yet another sign that Canada, Mexico, and the United States are becoming increasingly culturally and economically interdependent.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador Is No Hugo Chávez
The real problem with the Mexican presidential frontrunner isn’t his populism. It’s his old-fashioned ideas.
Bolton Expected to ‘Clean House’
The incoming national security advisor aims to ax dozens of White House officials as he dismantles McMaster’s NSC.
Trump Taps Uber-Hawk Bolton as National Security Advisor
From “Bomb, Bomb Iran” to a preemptive strike on North Korea, the former Bush official promises a much more belligerent foreign policy.