Consumer Drones Are Propaganda Tools, Not Killing Machines
The Maduro attack shows that the threat of drones in private hands is all smoke and noise.
The U.N. Can’t Bring Peace to the Central African Republic
But it can help solve local conflicts. Here’s how.
Somalia Is a Country Without an Army
The United Nations and foreign powers claim they are dedicated to building up the Somali National Army. Instead, they have become complicit in its dysfunction.
Children Are Paying the Price for Afghanistan’s Endless War
As schools become targets, young Afghans are living and working on the streets — and the government isn’t doing much to protect them.
Russia’s World Cup Isn’t as Safe as It Looks
The Kremlin has prepared for the soccer tournament by cracking down on terror threats — the wrong kind.
I Fought Against Muqtada al-Sadr. Now He’s Iraq’s Best Hope.
The former militia leader who once terrorized U.S. forces has reinvented himself as an Iraqi nationalist and a pragmatist.
Lebanon Is Protecting Hezbollah’s Cocaine Trade in Latin America
The country's institutions are not a counterweight to Hezbollah, but its enablers.
U.S. Once Jailed Uighurs, Now Defends Them at U.N.
China tries to silence the group and lashes out at a U.S. diplomat.
Saving European Democracy Starts at Home
If French President Emmanuel Macron is serious about pushing back against xenophobic populists, he needs to revamp his own legislative agenda.
As Iraq Goes to the Polls, the U.S. and Iran Hang Back
For the first time since the military defeat of the Islamic State, Iraqis are voting for a new parliament. And Tehran and Washington aren’t getting in the way.
Italy Is Safe From, and for, Jihadis
It turns out not being attacked by the Islamic State is nothing to be proud of.
Who Can Challenge the No-Fly List?
A prominent Pakistani doctor suspects he is on the no-fly list. He’s demanding the right to find out why.
Bolton’s Ascent Gives Iranian Group a New Lease on Life
With a supporter in the White House, the MEK might finally have a voice in U.S. policy.
Trump’s Travel Ban Might Be Legal, but It’s Bad Policy
Most terrorists don’t get radicalized abroad; they’re made in the USA.
When Diplomacy Disappears
The Trump Administration’s lack of engagement has made the terrorist threat worse.
Why Is Trump Going Soft on Hezbollah?
Barack Obama did too little to curb the militant group, especially in Latin America. Donald Trump should do more.
Here’s What the Senate Should Ask Mike Pompeo
Democratic foreign-policy veterans want answers from Trump’s pick for secretary of state.
ISIS 2.0 Is Really Just the Original ISIS
Without territory, the Islamic State has quickly reverted back to its origins as a terrorist group.
Made in America, But Lost in Iraq
U.S.-made tanks that fell into militia hands have sparked a standoff with Baghdad over assistance.
Trump’s Middle East Strategy Is Totally Boring
There’s a very familiar method to the administration’s apparent regional madness.