Shutting Down SARS Won’t End Nigeria’s Security Crisis
The military and vigilante groups may step in where police have failed—and their human rights records are just as bad.
The U.S. Foreign Service Isn’t Suited for the 21st Century
Created for another age, Washington’s foreign-policy institutions have atrophied. The next administration should rebuild and reshape them.
Team Biden Should Start With an Asia Pivot 2.0
U.S. policy to contain China will require a lot more continuity with Trump than Biden’s backers would like to admit.
North Korea’s Huge New Missile Sends a Message to Washington
In the military parade celebrating the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling communist party, Pyongyang showed its claws and sought to bolster domestic support for the regime.
Lockdowns Have Been Hard on Organized Crime, Too
And a rise in cyber-ransoms is the result. To stop the cycle, businesses should stop paying up.
India Doesn’t Need the Quad to Counter China—and Neither Do Its Partners
The nascent pact with Australia, Japan, and the United States is pointless. It should be quietly disbanded.
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Where Are the Trump Loyalists?
The list of former national security staff and senior officials who endorsed the president this week is one of the most unimpressive ever assembled by a candidate.
The United States Needs a New Strategic Mindset
For decades, U.S. strategists were thinking short-term. Its leaders should start taking an infinite perspective.
Europe’s Failed Migration Policy Caused Greece’s Latest Refugee Crisis
The burning of the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos has exposed the EU’s short-sighted, inhumane, and ineffective approach to asylum.