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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.

Military cadets take part in celebrations marking the Day of Missile Forces and Artillery.
Military cadets take part in celebrations marking the Day of Missile Forces and Artillery.

Russia Is Running Low on Ammo

The United States is wondering if Russia has enough artillery to keep up its war in Ukraine.

Ukrainians use their mobile phones near a Starlink satellite-based broadband station.
Ukrainians use their mobile phones near a Starlink satellite-based broadband station.

Why Ukraine Is Stuck With Elon (for Now)

His Starlink satellite internet service has largely kept Ukraine online—but highlights the risks of overreliance on the private sector in wartime.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks at a press conference.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks at a press conference.

U.S. Seeks to Allay Fears of Military Crisis With China

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin capped a week of marathon diplomacy with China to tamp down escalation fears.

A man with a Ukrainian flag stands on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington.
A man with a Ukrainian flag stands on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington.

Congress to Ukraine: We’ve Still Got Your Back

Lawmakers flock to security conference to allay doubts over long-term Ukraine commitment.

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.

Military aircraft is seen above plumes of spoke.
Military aircraft is seen above plumes of spoke.

The Solution to Climate Change Isn’t Demilitarization

A new book argues that the Pentagon drives carbon emissions worldwide but ignores inconvenient realities.

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.

Early morning fog envelops the U.S. Capitol.
Early morning fog envelops the U.S. Capitol.

Biden’s Foreign-Policy Agenda Is Still Alive

After disastrous midterms, Republicans will likely be consumed with infighting.

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.

Supporters attend a primary election night event for J.D. Vance, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Ohio, in Cincinnati on May 3.
Supporters attend a primary election night event for J.D. Vance, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Ohio, in Cincinnati on May 3.

How a Republican Victory Could Help, Not Hurt, Biden

The midterms may cost him Congress, but they’ll also ignite a new round of Republican infighting.

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