Biden Can’t Claim ‘Moral Leadership’ While Sanctioning the ICC
Washington’s aversion to the court’s recent decision on Palestine is emblematic of a fundamental disconnect in U.S. foreign policy.
China Is Losing Influence—and That Makes It Dangerous
The best thing Biden can do is lighten up on China and let gravity take its toll.
America’s Forever Wars Have Come Back Home
It’s no coincidence that, after years of fighting abroad, the United States is beset with paranoia, loss of trust, and increasingly bitter divisions.
To Democratize Vaccine Access, Democratize Production
U.S. and European COVID-19 shots aren’t enough. It is time to tap into Africa, Asia, and Latin America’s enormous production capacity.
Biden’s Plan to Lead From Alongside
The new U.S. president believes in the legitimacy of American power. Does the rest of the world?
Latin American Governments Are Caught in the Middle of the U.S.-China Tech War
So far, policymakers have maintained strong ties with both nations. In 2021, they may face a point of no return.
‘Crimes Against Humanity Were Committed Every Day in Syria’
A Syrian American doctor describes the devastation in Idlib, Syria.
A Half-Century Later, Pueblo’s Crew Gets Their Day in Court
A U.S. judge awards $2.3 billion to the crew of the spy ship seized by North Korea and their families.
U.S.-Iran Talks Will Falter Unless Abdolnaser Hemmati Is at the Table
Unwinding sanctions will be central to reviving the nuclear deal. If the Biden administration wants a lasting solution, it must involve Iran’s central bank governor.
‘This is the Darkest Moment’: Afghans Flee a Crumbling Country
The educated middle classes that were meant to be the foundation of a new Afghanistan are tired of terror, insecurity, and the return of the Taliban.
Biden Was Right: America Is Back
The country’s reputation won’t be fixed anytime soon, but the fact that it’s trying is a sign of exceptionalism—and a return to the United States’ finest tradition.
Presumptive Patriotism, the United States’ Greatest Blindspot
The unquestioned assumption that some groups are more “patriotic” leads to dangerous security risks.
How Not to Leave Afghanistan
Congress has issued a report on the longest war in U.S. history. Here’s hoping Biden ignores it.
How to Do Diversity Reforms Right
Decades of attempts to remodel the State Department haven’t worked—here’s why and how to do better this time.
The U.S.-Japan Alliance Should Pivot to China’s Human Rights Issues
Washington and Tokyo need a sharp focus in a challenging era.
A World Without War
A new book argues that America’s massive military is predicated on imaginary threats—and we’d all be better off without it.