Trump’s Trade Wars Have Made Bad Agriculture Policies Worse
From suffering U.S. farmers to the pain inflicted on the developing world, everything about U.S. agriculture policy is dysfunctional. The next administration can do better.
Trump Appointee Seeks to Turn U.S. Media Agency Into a Political Cheerleader
Michael Pack, the controversial head of U.S. government broadcasting, tries to blow up the firewalls that have protected Voice of America and other agencies from political interference.
70 Is the New 50 for World Leaders
It’s neither a coincidence, nor a problem, that both candidates for America’s highest office are so old.
In Florida, Many Colombian Americans Fear Biden Is Soft on Socialism
By painting Biden as a far-left sympathizer, Trump is getting a late-election bounce with Florida’s normally Democratic-leaning Colombian community.
Senior U.S. Lawmaker Wants to Scale Back Pay-for-Post Ambassadorships
Both parties have rewarded donors with top diplomatic positions, but Trump has taken it to a new level.
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Here’s How the 2020 U.S. Elections Resemble Those of Fragile Democracies
A veteran observer of elections in troubled countries describes the undeniable parallels.
Trump and Biden Are Both Touting Foreign-Policy Failures as Achievements
With the world on fire from Thailand to Nigeria, there wasn’t much talk of international affairs in the final debate of the 2020 campaign—and when there was, both candidates defended flawed approaches to North Korea.
How a Biden Presidency Could Hurt Netanyahu—and Help Him
Sudan’s decision to forge ties with Israel is one more gift from the Trump administration.
Beijing’s Human Rights Victims Shouldn’t Support Trump
Tough on China or not, a second term would only spell more misery for Tibetans and other communities victimized by Beijing.
Trump, Not Biden, Wrecked American Power in the Pacific
The damage done to U.S. standing in Asia will take decades to repair.
The Game That Ruins Friendships and Shapes Careers
For me, Diplomacy is an addictive quarantine hobby. For my high school frenemy, it was training for the Trump administration.
Poll: How Biden and Trump Differ on Foreign Policy
A survey of academics underscores sharp divergences on key issues but expects bipartisan alignment next year on China, cybersecurity, and counterterrorism.
What Would a Less Europhobic Trump Look Like—if He Wins?
Transatlantic relations are at a low point. But there are reasons why even Trump might want to mend them.
House Democrats Pledge to Continue Investigations Into Pompeo—Regardless of Election Outcome
The contenders to lead the House Foreign Affairs Committee all plan to redouble its investigations into the secretary of state’s tenure.
Why Indian Americans Matter in U.S. Politics
America’s second-largest immigrant group mostly supports Democratic candidates, but support for Trump has grown since the 2016 election.
Trump’s Assaults on Immigrants Drive Georgia’s Latino Voters
Once solid red, Georgia has become a battleground state in part due to its growing Latino population—and rampant anger at Trump’s immigration policies.