Canada Bulks Up Diplomatic Footprint in Europe in Wake of Ukraine War
Leaning forward—from the foreign ministry.
Turkey Lifts Objections to Swedish, Finnish NATO Membership
A three-way agreement signed in Madrid paves the way for alliance expansion—at a cost.
EU Enlargement Is Broken in the Balkans
Ukraine and Moldova are shortlisted for the European Union. Ask North Macedonia how that went.
Ukraine Is the Korean War Redux
Russia’s invasion heralds the transition to a new global order—but it will be less stable than the Cold War.
What Erdogan Gets by Being a Spoiler in NATO
Being disruptive in the alliance is a good political strategy for Turkey’s leader.
What Turkey Wants
Erdogan could force Finland’s and Sweden’s NATO bids to the wire—and perhaps beyond.
We Are Now in a Global Cold War
With NATO expanding its focus to China, new battle lines are being drawn.
Race to the Bottom: Deep Sea Mining Is the Next Frontier
The untapped trove of metals on the ocean floor might be the key to a greener future—or an environmental catastrophe.
The U.N. Knows Afghanistan Is Messed Up. But It’s Keeping Mum.
An internal United Nations report details escalating Taliban violations of human rights—and little U.N. leverage.
Will the Kaliningrad Crisis Lead to War?
Lithuania’s muscular move to enforce EU sanctions by blocking Russian rail cargo could risk escalating the Russia-NATO conflict.
Can Plea Bargains Save the ICC?
Negotiated settlements would allow the court to go after more bad actors and could even mitigate further atrocities.
How Biden Can Thwart Putin Loyalists in Bulgaria
Pro-Russian nationalists are close to taking power in Sofia. Washington can weaken them by offering recognition of North Macedonia’s nationhood.
Why the West Should Make Peace With Erdogan Now
He is the one unsavory character the West urgently needs better relations with.