Trump Doubles Down on War in Yemen
Despite mounting violence, the United States will continue supporting airstrikes against Iran-backed Houthi rebels.
The Countries Where F-35 Sales Are Taking Off
Tracking the growing global fleet of stealth fighters.
In the Middle East, Soon Everyone Will Want the Bomb
The region is at risk of a nuclear arms race. Washington needs to stop proliferation before it starts.
Trump Is Following, Not Leading
The United States has outsourced its foreign policy to regional allies. In South Korea, it might lead to peace — in Israel, it’s more likely leading to war.
How the UAE’s Chinese-Made Drone Is Changing the War in Yemen
An airstrike that killed a senior Houthi leader shows that the Emirates is growing more assertive in its military operations.
The Scramble for Africa’s Athletes
Shady sports agents have taken a page from human traffickers. They’re luring young men to Europe with promises of fame and exploiting them instead.
Strongmen Are Weaker Than They Look
Authoritarians are on the rise around the world, but history shows they’re mostly helpless.
Don’t Give Saudi Arabia An Easy Path to Nukes
To prevent proliferation, any U.S.-Saudi nuclear deal needs to be tough.
The Post-Islamic State Marshall Plan That Never Was
The $30 billion pledged toward reconstruction in Iraq was more than some expected, but still short of the total needed to rebuild the country.
Qatar’s Ramped-Up Lobbying Efforts Find Success in Washington
But strategic dialogues don’t come cheap.
Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Agency Alleges Fraud in Arms Industry
The country’s war on graft is far from over.
From Bahrain to Jerusalem
A Bahraini delegation's trip to Israel is the latest sign of the Gulf monarchies' burgeoning alliance with the Jewish state.
The Louvre Isn’t Just a Museum. It’s a Power Tool.
Emmanuel Macron went to the Middle East this week to unveil the Louvre Abu Dhabi — and affirm France as a global power.
Saudi Arabia Is Betting Its Future on a Desert Megacity
Can Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ambitious plans jumpstart social and economic reform, or are they an expensive miscalculation?
A Field Trip to the Front Lines of the Qatar-Saudi Cold War
The showdown in the Gulf shows no signs of ending. And there don’t seem to be any clear winners emerging.
The Iranian Cyberthreat Is Real
As Trump increasingly boxes in Tehran, U.S. allies should be worried about the potential for a devastating cyberattack from the Islamic Republic.
Rational Security on the E.R.: The “Wray of Sunshine” Edition
Can the president’s nominee for FBI director be heard over the noise that surrounds him?
The Global Consequences of Trump’s Incompetence
From China to the Gulf to Europe, the world's power players are moving ahead without America.