The U.S. and Europe Are Speaking a Different Language on China
Dire American warnings about the threat from Beijing fall on deaf ears at the Munich Security Conference.
Trump Is Failing His Dictatorship Test
After impeachment, the president has been passing most of the checkpoints on the way to authoritarianism.
Duterte Terminates U.S. Defense Pact, Pleasing Trump but Few Others
Ending the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and the United States is a deeply unpopular move.
The Middle East Thinks America Is Going Crazy
Arab countries are looking for partners who aren’t bogged down by chaos ranging from impeachment to Iowa.
No, Pete Buttigieg Is Not a CIA Asset
The agency’s history of bloody-handed bungling abroad has come back to haunt U.S. politics.
2 Easy Ways to Shrink America’s Overseas Footprint
Cutting dysfunctional programs offers a start to ending American primacy.
Low-Yield Nukes Are a Danger, Not a Deterrent
Deterrence theorists are pushing ideas that have never been tested.
Trump’s Nigerian Ban Is About Race, Not Security
Nigerian entrepreneurship and creativity have always found a home in the United States—until now.
An Eye for an Eye Doesn’t Make Americans Safer
The Trump administration is doubling down on vengeance as a foreign-policy doctrine, placing the United States and its allies in danger.
The Trump-Netanyahu Alliance Is Endangering Americans and Israelis
The corrupt bond between Israel’s prime minister and the U.S. president might help them win elections, but it doesn’t keep their citizens safe.
Can China Replace the United States in Israel?
Talk of new Chinese-Israeli trade deals points to more complicated relationships with Washington to come.
Trump’s Peace Plan Is Palestinians’ Worst Nightmare
Arab states might accept Trump’s one-sided initiative, but an increasingly vocal new generation of Palestinians won’t allow regional leaders to sign away their right to a sovereign homeland.
Human Trafficking Helps Terrorists Earn Money and Strategic Advantage
The United States should get serious about ending slavery once and for all.
Trump Has Sabotaged America’s Coronavirus Response
As it improvises its way through a public health crisis, the United States has never been less prepared for a pandemic.
Obamacare for Geopolitics
The United States needs better insurance against attacks—whether by Mother Nature or human actors.