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McCarthy stands outside the White House. A U.S. flag can be seen in the background.
McCarthy stands outside the White House. A U.S. flag can be seen in the background.

How a GOP-Led House Can Strengthen U.S. Foreign Policy

Republicans in Congress can help sharpen the Biden administration’s cautious internationalism and work to restore decisive U.S. global leadership.

Erdogan and Biden both smile while shaking hands. Biden appears to be laughing.
Erdogan and Biden both smile while shaking hands. Biden appears to be laughing.

How U.S. Support for Syrian Kurds Actually Benefits Erdogan

Washington’s relationship with the YPG is a useful foil for the Turkish president ahead of the 2023 election.

People shout slogans as they march through the streets of Miami, Florida, to commemorate the first anniversary of Cuba's historic protests against the government of Miguel Díaz-Canel
People shout slogans as they march through the streets of Miami, Florida, to commemorate the first anniversary of Cuba's historic protests against the government of Miguel Díaz-Canel

Why Democrats Should Forget About Winning Florida

It would free them to embrace better policies toward Cuba.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet.
U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet.

Will the G-20 Lead to More Engagement With China?

The inside track on the week’s biggest diplomatic gathering.

U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping
U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping

On a U.S.-China Détente, Don’t Believe the Hype

Smiles and handshakes won’t erase Taiwan tensions.

Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a rally outside the former US embassy in the capital Tehran on November 4, 2022, to mark the 43th anniversary of the start of the Iran hostage crisis.
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi speaks during a rally outside the former US embassy in the capital Tehran on November 4, 2022, to mark the 43th anniversary of the start of the Iran hostage crisis.

The Post-Iran-Nuclear-Deal World Won’t Be Pretty

If the JCPOA really is dead, the United States will soon have to choose from a range of bad options.

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meet during the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange on June 16, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin meet during the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange on June 16, 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Talking With Russia Is Tempting—and Wrong

Why it’s still too soon for negotiations to end the war in Ukraine.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media during an election night event at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on Nov. 8.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media during an election night event at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on Nov. 8.

U.S. Midterm Results Are a Net Plus for National Security

As Trumpism deflates, internationalist Republicans will press the Biden administration on China, defense, and trade.

The U.S Capitol Building is prepared for the inaugural ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden as American flags are placed in the ground on the National Mall on January 18, 2021 in Washington.
The U.S Capitol Building is prepared for the inaugural ceremonies for President-elect Joe Biden as American flags are placed in the ground on the National Mall on January 18, 2021 in Washington.

Democrats and Republicans Agree That America Is Always Right

Washington can no longer afford its self-defeating “with us or against us” attitude.

Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich sit next to each other, both smiling.
Itamar Ben-Gvir and Bezalel Smotrich sit next to each other, both smiling.

Netanyahu’s Coalition From Hell Won’t Shake Biden

The last thing either leader wants right now is a major confrontation.

A man dressed in all black carrying a black umbrella walks past a large, imposing white building decorated with a mural of several different people's faces.
A man dressed in all black carrying a black umbrella walks past a large, imposing white building decorated with a mural of several different people's faces.

How Albania Ended Up in Iran’s Cyber Crosshairs

Eager to stand out as a steadfast U.S. ally, Tirana often entangles itself in geopolitical issues far from its shores.

An American flag frames Marines and Navy sailors from the USS Bataan.
An American flag frames Marines and Navy sailors from the USS Bataan.

What Could a Republican Foreign Policy Look Like?

Republicans may disagree on policy, but their principles will help the United States navigate a fragmenting world.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the midterm elections at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about the midterm elections at the Democratic National Committee headquarters.

Foreign Policy in the Midterms

What Kyiv, Moscow, Tehran, and Riyadh can expect if Republicans take control of the U.S. Congress.

U.S. President Joe Biden arrives to speak on rebuilding U.S. manufacturing.
U.S. President Joe Biden arrives to speak on rebuilding U.S. manufacturing.

Could Venture Capital Be the New Frontier in Great-Power Competition?

In the era of great-power competition, America’s Frontier Fund aims to harness venture capital to advance U.S. strategic interests.

A large screen displays China's President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit with United States President Joe Biden on November 16, 2021 in Beijing.
A large screen displays China's President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit with United States President Joe Biden on November 16, 2021 in Beijing.

Xi’s China Is Good—and Bad—for the United States

The strategic implications of the 20th Party Congress cut in two different directions.

US Representatives Ayanna Pressley speaks as, Ilhan Abdullahi Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Washington on July 15, 2019.
US Representatives Ayanna Pressley speaks as, Ilhan Abdullahi Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Washington on July 15, 2019.

Progressives Should Give War a Chance

The U.S. left has yet to understand that Ukraine needs to fight—for all of us.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis takes part in a roundtable discussion at the American Museum of the Cuba Diaspora in Miami on July 13, 2021.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis takes part in a roundtable discussion at the American Museum of the Cuba Diaspora in Miami on July 13, 2021.

The ‘Florida Man’ Shaping U.S. Foreign Policy

A second term for Gov. Ron DeSantis could impact everything from immigration to global climate efforts.

U.S. President Joe Biden (C) flanked by Secretary of State Antony Blinken (R) and U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan (L) on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid, on June 29.
U.S. President Joe Biden (C) flanked by Secretary of State Antony Blinken (R) and U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan (L) on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Madrid, on June 29.

Is Biden’s National Security Strategy a Match for a Chaotic World?

The long-awaited document leaves more questions than answers about the White House’s approach to global crises.

A girl holds up a sign that reads "Let Haitians Decide Their Own Future"
A girl holds up a sign that reads "Let Haitians Decide Their Own Future"

Intervening in Haiti, Again

Without a credible and locally owned political road map, another intervention will do little to strengthen Haiti.

Trump waves as Netanyahu stands next to him. U.S. and Israeli flags can be seen in the background.
Trump waves as Netanyahu stands next to him. U.S. and Israeli flags can be seen in the background.

Trump Was Far From the Most Pro-Israel U.S. President Ever

In many ways, Trump’s actions weakened both Israel’s security and that of the Jewish community in the United States.

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