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Solomon Islander Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare attends a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
Solomon Islander Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare attends a meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

Australia’s Got a Solomon Islands Headache (Again)

China’s expansion into the South Pacific caught Australia and the United States off guard.

265 people are evacuated out of Kabul.
265 people are evacuated out of Kabul.

Trump and Biden Let Afghanistan Collapse

The Taliban didn’t have to take over. But Washington made sure they would.

A close-up photo of McFarlane as he raises his right hand.
A close-up photo of McFarlane as he raises his right hand.

The Tragedy of Robert McFarlane

He aspired to be the next Henry Kissinger. Instead, he became embroiled in the Iran-Contra scandal.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the American Freedom Tour at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, on May 14.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the American Freedom Tour at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, on May 14.

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.

A black and white police SUV is parked on a street with the Tops grocery store shown in the background.
A black and white police SUV is parked on a street with the Tops grocery store shown in the background.

The Global Roots of the Buffalo Shooting

White supremacists today are engaged in a global discussion, with violence part of the dialogue.

Oil rig silhouettes are seen before a bright orange and yellow sky.
Oil rig silhouettes are seen before a bright orange and yellow sky.
A cryptocurrency ATM screen
A cryptocurrency ATM screen

The Cryptocurrency Crash Is Replaying 2008 as Absurdly as Possible

Substitute dollars backed by almost nothing are taking down the market.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus in Washington on May 10.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus in Washington on May 10.

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.

The full moon rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City on May 18, 2019.
The full moon rises behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City on May 18, 2019.

Liberalism Isn’t Dead—but It’s Very Sick

In two new books, Yascha Mounk and Francis Fukuyama try to cure the patient.

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Ones and Tooze Override Photo

Why the U.S. Stock Market is Tanking

Plus: the arms industry and Ukraine.

U.S. President Joe Biden attends a meeting on the Build Back Better World program at the United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 2, 2021.
U.S. President Joe Biden attends a meeting on the Build Back Better World program at the United Nations Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 2, 2021.

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.

Pro-Choice demonstrators celebrate outside the Justice Palace in Bogota after the Constitutional Court voted in favor of decriminalizing abortion up to 24 weeks of gestation
Pro-Choice demonstrators celebrate outside the Justice Palace in Bogota after the Constitutional Court voted in favor of decriminalizing abortion up to 24 weeks of gestation

How Latin American Feminists Won Abortion Rights

Many argue abortion is not just an issue of individual choice but also of social justice.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House in Washington on Feb. 5, 2021.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House in Washington on Feb. 5, 2021.

Is Biden Fighting the Last War on Trade?

Critics question Trump-era tariffs as inflation climbs and U.S. leadership lags.

The families of American hostages detained abroad hold a rally in front of the White House.
The families of American hostages detained abroad hold a rally in front of the White House.

Families of American Hostages Abroad Find Power—and Solace—in Numbers

Biden faces pressure to secure release of Americans wrongfully detained abroad.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (L) and General Mark Milley (R), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee April 7 in Washington.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (L) and General Mark Milley (R), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testify before the Senate Armed Services Committee April 7 in Washington.

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.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the first North American Leaders’ Summit since 2016 in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Nov. 18, 2021.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the first North American Leaders’ Summit since 2016 in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Nov. 18, 2021.

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.

Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House in Washington on April 9, 2020.
Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, listens during the daily coronavirus briefing at the White House in Washington on April 9, 2020.

Fauci: China’s COVID-19 Situation a ‘Disaster’

The White House’s chief medical advisor assesses the world’s response to the pandemic.

A Ukrainian soldier speaks on his smartphone outside a building in Kyiv hit by a Russian missile, on Feb. 25.
A Ukrainian soldier speaks on his smartphone outside a building in Kyiv hit by a Russian missile, on Feb. 25.

How Elon Musk’s Starlink Got Battle-Tested in Ukraine

Fast-expanding satellite broadband services are proving decisive during war and other emergencies.

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