No Smiles Across the Taiwan Strait
Wars of words leave peace a long way off — and more aggression on the table.
Is Yemen’s Torment Finally Ending?
The latest cease-fire raises hopes, but officials fear war could break out again.
For South Sudan, It’s Not So Easy to Declare Independence From Arabic
When the world’s newest country broke away from Khartoum, it discarded Sudan’s main official language, too. But casting aside the oppressor’s tongue did not heal the country’s divisions.
Women Are the Key to Peace
Cease-fire negotiations that exclude them are more likely to fall apart. Here’s how the U.N. can boost their participation at the bargaining table.
Did Camp David Doom the Palestinians?
A new diplomatic history argues that the United States, Egypt, and Israel prevented a Palestinian state from emerging. But leaders such as Yasser Arafat bear much of the blame.
Can Nikki Haley Deliver One Last Time?
It’s not too late for Trump’s departing U.N. ambassador to cut Washington’s peacekeeping costs.
If Trump Wants the Ultimate Deal, He Must Not Repeat These Mistakes
Israeli-Palestinian peace is elusive because both sides—and the United States—have made a series of damaging but preventable errors.
Peace Is the Best Investment
U.N. member states must renew their commitment to the vital peacekeeping operations that end wars, protect civilians, and save lives.
Partition in Kosovo Will Lead to Disaster
Ill-advised land swaps and population transfers won’t bring peace. They’re more likely to revive the bloodshed that plagued the Balkans during the 1990s.
For Palestinians, America Was Never an Honest Broker
The Trump administration’s policies don’t represent a radical shift. The White House has simply abandoned the facade of neutrality and rubber-stamped the Israeli government’s agenda.
The Oslo Accords Are Dead, but There Is Still a Path to Peace
On the 25th anniversary of the landmark Israeli-Palestinian deal, activists and diplomats should focus on recreating the conditions that made it possible.
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.