Want to Win the Midterms? Spend Less on War
The intensification of the liberal-neoconservative alliance under Trump is not good news for Democrats.
In Negotiations With Iran, ‘There’s Always One More Thing’
On the podcast: Wendy Sherman recounts the grueling path to the Iran nuclear deal.
Has Trump Read His Own Counterterrorism Strategy?
The president’s views don’t seem to line up with those of his team.
Nikki Haley Will Be Back
Trump’s U.N. ambassador is the only cabinet official to have emerged from the administration stronger than ever.
Fort Trump Is a Farce
The question of a permanent U.S. military presence in Poland is complicated. The White House shouldn’t treat it as a vanity project.
Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance Is a Slap in the Face to the United States
Washington should explore retaliatory measures that impose real costs on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The United States Needs an Afghanistan Exit Strategy
Washington should hand over U.S. military and political roles to other countries, including China.
Trump Needs to Start Worrying About Saudi Arabia’s Reform Efforts
The United States has a profound interest in helping Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman avoid his own worst impulses.
America’s Elite Needs to Get Back in Uniform
Military service is a unifying force in a time of deep division.
Socialists and Libertarians Need an Alliance Against the Establishment
U.S. foreign policy is ripe for disruption—but only if the left and right get their act together.
White and Male: Trump’s Ambassadors Don’t Look Like the Rest of America
The diversity problem predates this administration, but some State Department officials fear it’s getting worse.
John Bolton’s Obsession With the International Criminal Court Is Outdated
If Trump’s advisors are all off giving irrelevant speeches on old preoccupations, who is minding the president?
John McCain Loved the Military Too Much
He was a hero in Vietnam, but he was too quick to advocate for future wars.
Libya an Obstacle on Tunisia’s Path to Stability
In an interview, Tunisian foreign minister says Western-led action in Libya in 2011 was reckless.
Europe Should Look to What the United States Does—Not What Trump Says
Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Estonia’s former president, on what to make of U.S. foreign policy toward Russia.
It’s Time for the United States and Europe to Face the Politics of Cultural Displacement
Ethnic nationalism is about more than just economic anxieties.
Trump Is Losing His Own 3D Chess Game
Trade is a complex global system. The White House has misidentified the problem—and created much bigger ones.
It’s Time for the United States to Push for a Better Zimbabwe
Monday’s election is an opportunity for Washington to come down on the side of accountability and constitutional rule.
Trump Is Poised to Do Irreparable Harm to World Trade
Here’s what other countries can do to stop him.
Democrats Will Regret Becoming the Anti-Russia Party
Riling up the public against Moscow is good for Democrats in the short term—and bad for America.