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America Doesn’t Need Heroes

Why Germany’s concept of Zivilcourage is one for the Biden era.

Benjamin Netanyahu with an unidentified friend at the entrance to his family home in Jerusalem in 1967, and his father, Benzion Netanyahu, when he was a professor at the University of Denver in 1968.

How the Netanyahus Explain the World

A new novel offers a family history of Israel’s former prime minister—and insight into the dangers of any form of nationalism.

U.S. President Joe Biden meets Russian President Vladimir Putin.

How the U.S.-Russia Relationship Got So Bad

And why its problems will outlast both presidents.

Biden tours Pfizer manufacturing plant

Bidenomics Is ‘America First’ With a Brain

Trump’s economic revolution is alive and well—and continuing in abler hands.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrives at United Nations.

How Sisi Beat Biden’s Human Rights Policy

Egypt is again proving useful to the United States—for now.

U.S. President Joe Biden shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Three Key Takeaways From the Biden-Putin Summit

Moscow and Washington have turned a page from the Trump era.

An illustration picture taken in London on December 18, 2020 shows the logos of Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft displayed on a mobile phone with an EU flag displayed in the background.

Biden’s Plan to Cooperate With Europe on Tech

The United States urgently wants to persuade its allies to turn away from digital autonomy.

Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman gives a press conference in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Sept. 17, 2019.

Climate Policies Could Hand Power and Profits Back to OPEC

The Western rush to replace oil has Gulf producers laughing all the way to the bank.

A worker stands next to a cage of mice inside a laboratory of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, on Feb. 23, 2017.

The Lab Leak Theory Doesn’t Hold Up

The rush to find a conspiracy around the COVID-19 pandemic’s origins is driven by narrative, not evidence.

A screen shows Putin speaking.

It’s Russia, Stupid (For Now)

Biden wants to focus on China. That’s a gift to Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks with NBC anchor Megyn Kelly at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 1, 2018. U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware on Jan. 15.

What Putin Wants From His Summit With Biden

With expectations low in Moscow, the Kremlin is looking for limited deescalation.

People protest outside of the Turkish consulate on the anniversary of the Armenian genocide in Beverly Hills, California, on April 24.

Turkey Will Never Recognize the Armenian Genocide

It’s time for Yerevan to shift gears and work toward rapprochement with Ankara.

A medical worker closes an ambulance’s doors.

‘War on Disease’ Is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

The mindset that helped fight the current pandemic is what gets us into situations like this in the first place.

Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin wearing sunglasses

What to Expect From the Biden-Putin Summit in Geneva

The two leaders have much to discuss. Just don’t hold your breath for a breakthrough.

U.S. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden arrive at Cornwall Airport in Cornwall, England, on June 9.

What’s the Point of the G-7?

As Biden attends the summit, it’s worth asking whether this group—or other alliances of democracies—can really get anything done.

Putin and Modi at the 2016 BRICS summit

Asia’s Stakes in the Biden-Putin Summit

Geopolitical shifts have put a U.S.-Russian detente in the interest of much of Asia.

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