‘No One Wins if War Extends Into Space’
The newly reestablished U.S. Space Command will focus on preventing, not fighting, a conflict in space.
‘We Are Telegraphing Abandonment’
Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy slams the Trump administration for withholding aid to Lebanon.
Lech Walesa on Why Democracy Is Failing: ‘There Is No Leadership’
The legendary Polish union leader who helped end the Cold War says the United States and other nations have not done enough to create a new global system of democratic values.
‘Allies and Partners Will Think Twice Before Taking America at Its Word’
In an interview, James Mattis’s onetime speechwriter criticizes Trump’s treatment of long-standing U.S. partners like the Syrian Kurds.
Trump Wants U.S. Troops to Guard Syria’s Oil. The Kurds May Not Welcome Them.
After capitulating to U.S. demands for years, Syrian Kurdish leader Ilham Ahmed has some conditions of her own.
How Iran’s Supreme Leader Is Outmatching Trump
The United States appears to be backing down in a test of wills that Iran expert Reuel Marc Gerecht calls the most “important moment since the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein.”
Israeli Election Deadlock Could Mean No New Government for Months
Netanyahu vows to fight on after failing to secure a majority.
Former 5th Fleet Commander: Iran Attacks on Saudi Oil a ‘Significant Escalation’
Retired Vice Adm. John Miller says the United States and Saudi Arabia should ratchet up the war in Yemen to hit back at Iran.
Trump’s Approach to Afghanistan ‘Confusing His Own Negotiators’
Veteran diplomat Ryan Crocker talks about the “catastrophic” plans for a Taliban summit and scant hopes for any enduring peace deal.
There’s a New Player Leading the Kremlin’s Moves Abroad: the Russian Army
Investigative journalist Andrei Soldatov talks about why the Kremlin’s brazen actions on foreign soil are about what’s going on back in Russia.
Congress to China: ‘Stop Stealing Our Stuff’
Republican Rep. Mark Green talks about forthcoming bipartisan legislation that would protect U.S. technology from Chinese espionage.
‘We Are Going to Continue to Fight’
Venezuela’s would-be president, Juan Guaidó, says he’s confident ahead of a new round of talks with the Maduro government.
America Has Been ‘Asleep at the Wheel’ on China’s Rare-Earth Threat
Rep. Chrissy Houlahan talks about new legislation that would require the Pentagon to ensure access to critical defense minerals.
Ethiopia Is at a ‘Very Critical Juncture’
After high-level assassinations, the country may still be in danger, says Human Rights Watch expert Felix Horne.
Kim Jong Un Wants It All
Anna Fifield on how the North Korean leader uses class divisions to stay in power.
China’s Rebel Cartoonist Unmasks
Badiucao's work has brought him praise from critics — and threats from Beijing.
‘Most People Don’t Know What a Tariff Is’
The University of Chicago trade expert Robert Gulotty says the global trading system will likely survive, though it has never before had to fend off the country that built it.
The World’s Worst Country for Journalists
Turkmenistan is so repressive it is even worse than in Soviet times, says editor Ruslan Myatiev.
Kenya’s Bid for LGBT Equality Hits a Wall
Judges declined to overturn colonial-era laws criminalizing same-sex relationships. Human Rights Watch’s Neela Ghoshal says it’s a setback with regional repercussions.
An Icon of the Left Tells Democrats: Don’t Go Socialist
The economist Joseph Stiglitz still mistrusts markets. But he’s worried "democratic socialism" will cost the Dems the 2020 election.
‘This Restoration Will Take at Least a Decade’
Despite being spared the worst, Notre Dame is not out of danger, says the building expert Caroline Bruzelius.