The Trade War Has Claimed Its First Victim
Tariffs from the United States, Canada, China, Mexico, and the EU may have damaged the WTO beyond repair.
Many in Washington Are Not Assuaged by Saudi Admission in Khashoggi Death
Kingdom says Saudi journalist was killed in a fistfight.
Erdogan May Have Freed Pastor Brunson, But Turkey’s Economy Is Still Trapped
Even if Trump lifts sanctions now, the lira won’t recover for a long time.
The World Will Soon Start Talking Like Trump
Three lessons about communicating that politicians in the United States, and abroad, are learning from the current U.S. president.
This Is America’s Middle East Strategy on Steroids
Donald Trump isn’t just maintaining an alliance with Saudi Arabia—he’s choosing it over the rest of the world.
Has Trump Read His Own Counterterrorism Strategy?
The president’s views don’t seem to line up with those of his team.
In Parting Shot, Nikki Haley Shuns Human Rights Groups at U.N.
She fashioned herself a human rights champion but routinely clashed with potential allies over the Human Rights Council.
Washington Blame Game Ensues as Ambassador Posts Sit Empty
The disappearance of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi spotlights a staffing problem.
The U.S.-Saudi Relationship: Too Faustian to Fail?
Trump’s in too deep with Mohammed bin Salman to make a stink about Jamal Khashoggi.
How Trump Can Get a Better Deal on Iran
The United States needs to keep Europe on board, go beyond sanctions, and ensure lasting bipartisan support for its new policy.
Nikki Haley Stuns Washington by Announcing Resignation From U.N. Post
President Trump’s United Nations ambassador dismisses speculation that she intends to challenge him in 2020.
Will Republicans Lose Their Majority in Congress? Ask Pyongyang
North Koreans are watching the U.S. midterm elections closely, wondering how the results might affect negotiations with Trump.
Iceland’s Lessons for the #MeToo Era
The history of successful women’s protests show that mass mobilization is key.
The Road to Tehran Runs Through Oslo
Norway—and Oman—can help end the impasse over Iran sanctions by creating an externally-managed and guaranteed oil fund.
Jared Kushner’s Peace Plan Would Turn Jordan Upside Down
If the Trump administration seeks to strip Palestinian refugees of their status, it will destabilize one of America’s closest allies in the region.
Trump Considers Firing Air Force Chief Over Space Force Pushback
The president appears to be tired of Pentagon officials slow rolling his orders.
Tougher U.S. Sanctions Will Enrich Iran’s Revolutionary Guards
As the economic noose tightens on the Iranian economy, smugglers will thrive and the IRGC will be the first to profit.
Trump Stealthily Seeks to Choke Off Funding to U.N. Programs
Leaked emails and behind-the-scenes battles show how the administration, after failing to slash congressional aid, used bureaucratic levers to stifle money flows.
Is China Really Meddling in U.S. Elections?
So far little evidence supports President Trump's claim.
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.