Europe Is Back
Long deemed strategically irrelevant by the United States, the EU is poised to become a major geopolitical power. Washington should take note.
Gulf-Israel Ties Might Not Survive Trump’s Peace Plan
A political program that does not envision statehood for the Palestinians could reverse the Gulf Arab states’ tentative warming toward Israel.
An Acting Secretary of Defense Isn’t Enough
Amid tensions between Washington and Tehran, the U.S. Department of Defense needs a Senate-confirmed leader.
Trump Should Scrap His Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan and Focus on Gaza
The White House’s fantasy proposal is bound to fail.
Democrats Face a Defense Spending Conundrum
The U.S. foreign-policy establishment shouldn’t balk at pledges to roll back national security commitments.
How Democrats Can Get Tough on China—Without Imitating Trump
The current White House has legitimate concerns but counterproductive solutions.
Maximum Pressure on Iran Means Maximum Risk of War
Trump’s strategy is creating a crisis, not solving one.
Leaving the Paris Agreement Is a Bad Deal for the United States
Trump’s plan to quit the accord would provide serious cover for major emitters like China and India.
Here’s What a Progressive China Strategy Would Look Like
Trump’s trade war won’t put Washington on strong footing to compete with Beijing.
There Is Still Time for Diplomacy With Iran
The risk of war has risen. But a diplomatic solution remains likely.
Trump’s Iran Policy Is Becoming Dangerous
Growing evidence suggests the U.S. president is traveling a path toward war—whether he knows it or not.
Trump’s Cuba Sanctions Are a Mistake
Tightening the failed embargo will push Havana into the arms of Beijing and Moscow.
Maximum Pressure on Iran Won’t Work
Trump’s new Iran sanctions will hurt the United States in the long term.
Trump’s Support for Haftar Won’t Help Libya
The United States should be working to help negotiate peace rather than fanning the flames of another failed war.
NATO Needs Solidarity for Its 70th Birthday
Trump should dial back the admonishment and offer allies the chance to unite over common purpose.
The Mueller Report Is a Test for the United States
As the world looks on, it’s up to Washington to demonstrate the strength of its institutions.
Abiy Ahmed Should Be a Natural Friend for the United States
Seeking the right partners is just as important as avoiding the wrong ones.