How Democrats Can Get Tough on China—Without Imitating Trump
The current White House has legitimate concerns but counterproductive solutions.
Tear Down the Foreign-Policy Glass Ceiling!
Female national security wonks are mad as hell about Washington’s rampant gender inequalities, and they’re not going to take it anymore.
A Foreign-Policy Cheat Sheet for the Democratic Debates
We know what the candidates want to talk about. Here's what journalists should be asking.
The World This Weekend
Trump backs down from Iran strikes, the Pentagon gets a new chief, and Istanbul returns to the polls.
Trump’s National Security Council Is Replicating Reagan’s Chaos
If John Bolton isn’t careful, he could go the way of William Clark, whose hawkish policies sowed White House discord.
Trump Is Playing Iran’s Game of Drones
Contrary to popular belief, drones aren’t further destabilizing global conflicts—they’re creating a way for leaders to de-escalate crises.
When Zombie Neoconservatives Attack
Why most Americans are right about foreign policy, and David Brooks is wrong.
Maximum Pressure on Iran Means Maximum Risk of War
Trump’s strategy is creating a crisis, not solving one.
Trump’s Iran Crackdown Isn’t Enough to Stop Hezbollah
Unless Washington targets the group more effectively, it can outlive the pressure on Tehran.
Nobody’s Asking for Trump to Be a Genius
But is it too much for him to at least show some foreign-policy common sense?
Washington Is Turning Its Back on Sudan
The United States should not abandon the Sudanese in their greatest hour of need.
The Lessons of 1944 Are in Jeopardy
Seventy-five years after D-Day, the United States should remember that on-the-ground leadership still works.
Trump Has Misdiagnosed the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The White House’s economic plan for Gaza and the West Bank should invite skepticism.
Trump Is Driving Iran into Russia’s Arms
U.S. sanctions won’t necessarily isolate Tehran. They could spur new strategic alliances.
Leaving the Paris Agreement Is a Bad Deal for the United States
Trump’s plan to quit the accord would provide serious cover for major emitters like China and India.
Cameroon’s Separatist Movement Is Going International
Armed groups are slipping into Nigeria and appealing to the Cameroonian diaspora to fuel their fight for a breakaway state.
The 2020 Candidates Aren’t Talking About Foreign Policy. They Need to Start.
The United States caused many of the planet’s problems and can still unmake them—but only if its politicians face up to the challenge.
There Is Still Time for Diplomacy With Iran
The risk of war has risen. But a diplomatic solution remains likely.
Here’s What a Progressive China Strategy Would Look Like
Trump’s trade war won’t put Washington on strong footing to compete with Beijing.