U.S. Foreign Policy

Russian soldiers from the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) attend a ceremony marking the end of the CSTO mission in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on Jan. 13.

Kazakhstan Exposes the Central Flaw of Biden’s Foreign-Policy Doctrine

Lofty democratic rhetoric can’t compete with autocratic boots on the ground. That should make Washington uncomfortable.

Sudan protests

Why Won’t Biden Support Sudan’s Democracy Movement?

The prime minister’s resignation amid ongoing protests mean Washington’s policies need a fresh start.

Then-Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud bin Faisal Al Saud welcomes then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden’s Middle East Strategy Is Ruthless Pragmatism

There’s a single thread connecting the White House approach to the region, from Syria to Saudi Arabia.

The front pages of German newspapers

‘This Is Not a Washington Tempest in a Teapot’

How the world looked on in horror during the Capitol insurrection.

U.S. President Joe Biden meets with the NATO secretary-general.

Biden Doesn’t Know What He Thinks About Sanctions

The United States has committed to combatting corruption—but is hesitating to take on Russia.

A large screen displays video of U.S. President Joe Biden (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping as people walk by during the evening CCTV news broadcast outside a shopping mall in Beijing on Nov. 16.

U.S.-China Relations Hit a Nadir in 2021

Relations between the world’s two largest economic powers are at historic lows.

U.S. President Joe Biden holds a list of audience members.

Biden’s 2022 Foreign-Policy To-Do List

A preview of the challenges the U.S. president should prepare for in the year ahead.

Representatives of the European Union and Iran sit at a long table in front of various flags.

The Iran Nuclear Deal’s Long Year of Negotiations and Uncertainty

2021 saw a change in Iran’s government and on-again, off-again nuclear talks.

A monitor displays a virtual meeting with U.S. President Joe Biden, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The Quad Should Speak Out Against Russia’s Aggression Toward Ukraine

It’s time for the Indo-Pacific democracies to address the crisis.

Ressa holds up the Nobel Peace Prize diploma and medal.

How Biden Can Aid Maria Ressa’s Fight for Justice

The Nobel Peace Prize winner’s cause is about more than just press freedom.

Joe Biden attends the Rainbow PUSH Coalition convention.

Biden’s Democracy Summit Could Backfire

There are dangers to hosting diplomatic meetings without a clear purpose.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House in Washington on Dec. 6.

The Democrat’s Playbook

Biden’s Summit for Democracy must go on the offensive.

Sen. Bob Dole, Sen. Joseph Lieberman; Sven Alkalaj, Bosnian ambassador to the United States, and Sen. John Warner all put their hands together in the center in a gesture demonstrating team success.

How Bob Dole Saved Bosnia on Capitol Hill

Dole’s Bosnia advocacy throughout the 1992-1995 war made him the most consequential Bosnia hawk in Congress.

Biden sits at a desk next to a TV monitor showing Xi Jinping also seated at a desk.

The U.S.-China Relationship Has Entered a New Phase

Diplomacy post-Biden-Xi summit is a test of intentions.

Taiwan's national flag hangs from a long cable beneath a helicopter.

The Case for Defending the Little Guy

Sticking up for smaller powers and Westphalian principles is worth it.

A general view shows the Dhaka River Port on the banks of the Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on June 23, 2019.

America Should Bet on Bangladesh

Bangladesh has major geopolitical value on its own merits, separate from India or any other country.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan take part in a joint news conference at the State Department in Washington, DC on October 13, 2021. (Photo by Andrew Harnik / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ANDREW HARNIK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Washington’s Blank Check for the United Arab Emirates Must End

The UAE’s bad behavior harms U.S. interests in the Middle East and at home.

A close up photo of Zalmay Khalilzad's face.

Don’t Blame Khalilzad for the Afghanistan Debacle

Zalmay Khalilzad achieved what he was asked to do: Get the United States out of Afghanistan.

Modi and Biden sit next to each other in the White House.

It’s Time to Formalize an Alliance With India

A U.S.-India alliance would allow both countries to expand their global strength.