Meet the Middle East’s Peace of Westphalia Re-enactors
Can a series of far-flung, high-level conferences bring peace to the Middle East by applying lessons from 17th-century Europe?
Ethiopia and Eritrea Have a Common Enemy
Abiy Ahmed and Isaias Afwerki are racing toward peace because they both face the same threat: hard-liners in the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front.
An Israeli-Palestinian Confederation Can Work
The two-state solution is dead. Most one-state solutions are unacceptable to the other side. There is, however, a viable peace plan that appeals to both.
Mohammed bin Salman Has Thrown the Palestinians Under the Bus
The United States and Arab governments have abandoned the Palestinian cause and believe they can browbeat Mahmoud Abbas into submission.
Is Trump’s America the Safest Country in the World?
The world is less dangerous than it was a year ago — but the long-term trends, if you're not American, have gotten cloudier.
Trump Is Following, Not Leading
The United States has outsourced its foreign policy to regional allies. In South Korea, it might lead to peace — in Israel, it’s more likely leading to war.
Korea’s Nuclear Nightmare Hasn’t Gone Away
Unless the United States changes its priorities, Korean diplomacy is probably doomed.
Peacekeepers Shouldn’t Always Be Peaceful
The United Nations needs to accept that it's possible to fight and broker peace agreements at the same time.
Forget the Ultimate Deal. The Mideast Needs the Status Quo.
Trump’s plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is fanciful, dangerous, and not going anywhere.
The Olympics Will Only Make the Korea Crisis Worse
The founder of the games dreamed of inspiring world peace. He created an event that's always done the opposite.
How Donald Trump Learned to Love War in 2017
The president promised to deliver peace. But in his first year, he expanded every war he inherited.
Trump Administration Blindsided Palestinian Leaders on Jerusalem Designation
U.S. officials failed to mention the impending recognition of the holy city as Israel's capital just days before Trump's announcement.
Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Is Not a Disaster
But the Trump administration needs to walk a very fine line with Palestine and Arab states.
Kill All the Poppies
There’s no way to ever win against the Taliban if the heroin trade is left to flourish.
Expelling the Taliban From Qatar Would Be a Grave Mistake
There's absolutely no reason to close down the path to peace in Afghanistan.
Pakistan Is Inviting Its Favorite Jihadis Into Parliament
It might seem like the Pakistani military is trying to defang its ostensible adversaries. It's really trying to empower them.
The Myth of a ‘Better’ Iran Deal
The Obama administration didn’t botch negotiations with Tehran. And Trump isn’t going to be able to get something tougher.
Trump Needs a Diplomatic Surge for North Korea
The White House’s policy of maximum pressure is having precisely the wrong effect.
The World Knew Ahead of Time the Rohingya Were Facing Genocide
We've never known more about oncoming atrocities, but are still mostly helpless to stop them.
The Jig Is Up for Congo’s Embattled President
Instead of giving President Joseph Kabila a free pass to cling to power, world leaders should endorse a plan to replace him.