Biden to Complete Full Afghanistan Withdrawal by Sept. 11
The move will finally end the United States’ longest war.
State Dept. Out to Tackle Diversity Failings With New Appointment
Career diplomat Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will be tasked with reversing the department’s record of big promises and little results.
How Biden Will—and Won’t—Battle the Pentagon
What the new president really thinks about the military—and what the military really thinks about him.
A Masterful Account of America’s Doomed Afghanistan Mission
Wesley Morgan’s “The Hardest Place” is embedded reporting at its finest.
The Sullivan Model
Jake Sullivan, Biden’s “once-in-a-generation intellect,” is facing a once-in-a-generation challenge.
The End of Quiet Diplomacy in Myanmar
The U.N. dials up the pressure campaign against Myanmar’s putschists.
Biden Needs to End His Staff Travel Ban Now
Only three top State Department officials have been allowed to travel abroad. That’s no way to preserve U.S. interests.
Biden Plans to Repeal Trump-Era Sanctions on ICC
Human rights advocates say the move is long overdue.
Biden Team’s Embrace of Europe Falls Short on Content
Outcomes, not optics, should be the measure of U.S. policy in Europe.
Biden Revives the Truman Doctrine
His call to wage a global war for freedom echoes the dawn of the Cold War.
It’s Time to Prepare for U.S. Withdrawal From Afghanistan
There are no good choices, but staying on is the worst.
Biden Eyes Former Top U.N. Official for Horn of Africa Envoy
Washington wants a seasoned point person for the brewing crises in East Africa.
Russian Arms Sale Clouds U.S.-India Ties
New Delhi’s deal for the Russian S-400 system could limit burgeoning military ties with Washington.
Biden Dispatches Senate Ally to Ethiopia to Address Crisis
Chris Coons to deliver a tough message to Abiy Ahmed.
Biden’s ‘Foreign Policy for the Middle Class’ Is a Revolution
The new administration is trying to forge a new national consensus on grand strategy that doesn’t privilege the rich.