‘You Live With a Degree of Paranoia’
Inside North Korea’s campaign to penetrate the U.N. sanctions experts’ wall of secrecy.
The Threat of War Is the Only Way to Achieve Peace With Iran
Tehran no longer takes Washington seriously. To revive the nuclear deal, the threat of military escalation needs to be on the table.
It’s Time to Formalize an Alliance With India
A U.S.-India alliance would allow both countries to expand their global strength.
The Pentagon’s Office Culture Is Stuck in 1968
The U.S. national security bureaucracy needs a severe upgrade.
The United States Needs to Get Serious
Washington isn’t behaving like a competent great power due to partisan gridlock, recycling of discredited ideas, and a lack of focus on real threats.
‘The Loneliest Americans’ Asks What Being Asian American Really Means
Jay Caspian Kang turns a sharp eye on conventional narratives of identity.
Jennifer Klein on the U.S.’s ‘First Ever’ National Gender Strategy
“We want it to be aspirational,” said co-chair of U.S. President Joe Biden’s policy council.
Cleaning Up the Mess of Post-Trump China Strategy
A new book points to how best to handle alienated allies in a growing struggle.
Will China’s New Missile Lead to Escalation or Stability?
Beijing’s FOBS delivery system could provoke an arms race—or a more stable deterrence relationship.
U.S. Army Failed to Warn Troops About COVID-19 Disinformation
Most soldiers said they weren’t told how to deal with Chinese and Russian propaganda.
Unvaccinated Police Officers Could Become America’s Own Insurgents
Iraq and Egypt show how hard it is to get rid of a militarized security force.
Biden’s Summit for Democracy Will Include Some Not-So-Democratic Countries
Countries such as Poland, Mexico, and the Philippines have all undermined their own democratic credentials in recent years.
Why the Pentagon Should Abandon ‘Strategic Competition’
The broad, undefined mission has undermined its original intent.
A Dangerous Decade of Chinese Power Is Here
Beijing knows time isn’t on its side and wants to act fast.
Will Europe Ever Really Confront China?
The Biden administration is gearing up for a long-term struggle in China—but shouldn’t expect its closest allies by its side.
Yale’s Grand Strategy Program Has Always Been Broken
The university set out to train the next generation of U.S. leaders—but it often failed to educate them.
Americans Got the Foreign-Policy Blob They Asked For
The problem isn’t the establishment, it’s reconciling what Americans want in their foreign policy.
French Ambassador on AUKUS: ‘Every Crisis Is an Opportunity’
Philippe Etienne spoke about the controversial sub deal, his recall to Paris, and a new way forward for U.S.-French relations.