State Department Cable Sees Echoes of Korean Politics in Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’
The dystopian series reflects a “winner-take-all” mentality and South Koreans’ economic frustrations ahead of presidential elections.
Will Europe Ever Really Confront China?
The Biden administration is gearing up for a long-term struggle in China—but shouldn’t expect its closest allies by its side.
Yale’s Grand Strategy Program Has Always Been Broken
The university set out to train the next generation of U.S. leaders—but it often failed to educate them.
Americans Got the Foreign-Policy Blob They Asked For
The problem isn’t the establishment, it’s reconciling what Americans want in their foreign policy.
Democrats See Broken Promises in Biden’s Haiti Policies
After high-profile resignations, Biden diplomats scramble to shore up stability in Haiti and stem migration.
Biden’s Inaction on Syria Risks Normalizing Assad—and His Crimes
The world is gradually accepting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad back into the fold.
Only Congress Can End Washington’s Endless Wars
The war on terror is a constitutional aberration. The U.S. legislature must reclaim its war powers from an overempowered executive branch.
Erdogan’s Heir Apparent Isn’t a Problem
Turkey’s minister of defense is a staunch nationalist—but that doesn’t mean he’s anti-Western.
Biden Team Fears North Korean Sanctions Aren’t Biting
U.S. sanctions are in tatters, and China doesn’t want the United Nations imposing more.
Those Left Behind in Afghanistan
A month after the U.S. withdrawal, Afghans who worked for the U.S. war effort are in hiding. Few see a way out.
Is Biden’s Foreign Policy Failing?
The U.S. president’s intentions might be good, but the results so far are another matter.
Pentagon Leaders Contradict Biden Over Troops in Afghanistan
Lawmakers raked Gen. Milley, Gen. McKenzie, and Defense Secretary Austin over the coals for the chaotic end to the war in Afghanistan.
Is Joe Biden Missing a Team of Rivals?
The U.S. president appointed longtime staffers to his most powerful foreign-policy roles—and is now suffering the consequences.
When the White House Changed Hands, It Changed Tone but Not Policies
Whether snubbing allies, abusing tariffs, or expelling refugees, the Biden administration at eight months looks little changed from Trump’s.
State Department Plans ‘China House’ to Counter Beijing
Some fear larger State Department China desk could be a “massive bureaucratic blob.”
New Cruise Missile Gives North Korea Lethal Capability
The long-range weapon could strike South Korea, Japan, and U.S. bases in the region.
Democracy Was Never Going to Stop Islamist Terrorism
Twenty years after 9/11, U.S. policy in the Middle East is still based on a fundamental mistake.
U.S. Seeking Basing in Australia After Submarine Deal
The Biden administration is hoping to rotate fighters and bombers to the land Down Under.