It’s Not Too Late to Save the INF Treaty
No one should dismiss lightly an agreement that has helped keep the United States and its allies safe for a generation.
Pompeo’s Speech in Brussels Was Tone-Deaf and Arrogant
No one but autocrats wants to buy what he has to sell.
One Belt, One Road, One Big Mistake
China’s signature foreign-policy project is a failure that the U.S. shouldn’t copy.
Mohammed bin Salman Is Worse Than a Criminal. He’s a Symbol.
Why is everyone so angry about Saudi Arabia's crown prince? Jamal Khashoggi is only a small part of the story.
Global Warming Is Setting Fire to American Leadership
One of the side effects of climate change will be the end of U.S. hegemony.
How Europe Could Blunt U.S. Iran Sanctions Without Washington Lifting A Finger
If the EU gives its special purpose vehicle for Iran trade a humanitarian focus, the Trump administration won’t be able to stop it without trampling longstanding U.S. exemptions.
Americans’ Blind Faith in the Military Is Dangerous
U.S. citizens show deference to the armed forces regardless of their political persuasion. Their willingness to let the generals decide is a threat to the democratic tradition of civilian oversight.
History Will Remember George H.W. Bush Kindly
The United States owes a great debt to its 41st president.
Five Vital Lessons From George H.W. Bush
From being wary about the Middle East to protecting America’s intelligence services, the former president was far more prescient than he’s often given credit for.
Once Upon a Time, U.S. Foreign Policy Worked
George H.W. Bush's administration was evidence of what the establishment was capable of.
How George H.W. Bush Became a Democrat
America’s center-left resisted his approach to foreign policy—and eventually adopted it as their own.
The Not-So-Lost Tribe
The Sentinelese have been coping with outsiders since long before they killed the American missionary John Chau.
Goodbye Grotius, Hello Putin
Russia’s provocations in the Kerch Strait aren’t just a challenge to Ukraine. Like Beijing in the South China Sea, Moscow is seeking to undermine international maritime law.
China Is Violating Uighurs’ Human Rights. The United States Must Act.
Much of the world has turned a blind eye to Beijing’s abuses. Washington cannot remain silent in the face of an elaborate campaign of repression and religious discrimination.
The Pieces Are in Place for a Grand Bargain With China
Trade war is hurting everyone, but it has a geopolitical solution.
China’s Most Popular App Is Full of Hate
WeChat groups have become a major vector for anti-Muslim conspiracy theories.
Want to Deradicalize Terrorists? Treat Them Like Everyone Else.
Many counter-extremism efforts falter because ideological reform programs run by governments lack credibility. Appealing to the basic psychological needs of ex-radicals is more promising.
Trump Thinks He’s Helping the U.S.-Saudi Relationship. He’s Hurting It.
By avoiding a credible investigation into Jamal Khashoggi’s killing, dismissing CIA findings, and failing to take advantage of his negotiating leverage, the American president has imperiled the future of an important strategic alliance.