U.S. Congress Accidentally Boosted Ukraine’s Far-Right
A member of Congress wrote to the State Department calling out Ukraine’s Azov movement as terrorists. It backfired.
Pompeo’s State Department Reels as Impeachment Inquiry Sinks Morale
As the investigation grows, so, too, does the foreign service officers’ legal defense fund.
Whistleblower Fight Could Chill Reports of Wrongdoing
Laws on whistleblowing weren’t crafted to deal with concerns about a president.
Trump’s Plan to Slash Foreign Aid Puts Humanitarian Programs in Jeopardy
Administration hopes to bypass Congress by running down the budget clock.
The Foreign Agents Registration Act Is Broken
Stepping up enforcement of FARA before reforming the act is a recipe for disaster.
Congress’s Anti-Semitism Act Won’t Stop Hate Crimes Against Jews
The debate over anti-Semitism on Capitol Hill is about scoring political points, not protecting religious minorities.
Congress Is Finally Done With the War in Yemen
U.S. lawmakers are making a historic push for peace. But a Trump veto is all but assured.
All the Legal Trouble in Trumpworld
Robert Mueller has finished his investigation, but that may be the least of the U.S. president’s worries.
Start the North Korea Hearings. And the Saudi Arabia Hearings. And the China Hearings…
How can Congress avoid getting sidelined on foreign policy? There’s only one right answer.
The New Pro-Israel Law That Could Backfire on Israel
A bid to temper Palestinian security funding cuts before they go into effect this week fell short.
Why Jim Webb Might Be Trump’s Ideal Secretary of Defense
His many controversial comments often align with the president’s views.
A New U.S. Immigration Law Would Hurt Iranians the Most
H.R. 392 will help skilled immigrants from India jump the green-card queue—at the expense of everyone else.
Neither Side Gets the Khashoggi Debate Right
The tribalism infecting U.S. domestic politics has unfortunately crept deep into the foreign-policy discourse.
Saudi Arabia Declares War on America’s Muslim Congresswomen
Gulf Arab monarchies are using racism, bigotry, and fake news to denounce Washington's newest history-making politicians.
Start Small to Stop the Next ISIS
One year on from the defeat of the Islamic State, the new U.S. Congress should draw on lessons learned from efforts to counter violent extremism.
Here’s How Congress Can Check Trump
The newly Democratic House of Representatives should hold the administration accountable for its worst foreign-policy instincts.
Two Muslim Women Are Headed to Congress. Will They Be Heard?
Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have won, but the battle for a new brand of feminism in the Democratic Party and within Muslim communities has just begun.
What’s Bad for Trump Is Worse for Putin
The Kremlin can expect more sanctions and more investigations from a Democratic House.
Wave of Women and Younger Vets Head to Capitol Hill
People who served after the 9/11 attacks will make up more than half of the veterans on Capitol Hill come January.