Roe Abolition Makes U.S. a Global Outlier
Almost 50 years ago, the United States liberalized abortion laws, and the world followed suit. Today, it joins Iran, North Korea, and Russia in rolling back reproductive rights.
Ones and Tooze Podcast: Why Air Travel Has Become so Miserable
How flight delays and cancellations became the new normal.
U.S. Aid to Saudi Arabia on Missile Defense Is Not Unconditional
Biden must make it clear to Saudi leaders that continued ballistic missile cooperation with China will jeopardize U.S. missile defense assistance.
How Congress Rallied Against Oppression in Xinjiang
The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act was a rare—and messy—bipartisan success.
Is America Pushing Human Rights to the Side?
Matthew Duss, a foreign-policy advisor to Sen. Bernie Sanders, appraises the Biden administration’s foreign policy.
It’s Time for Regulators to Put Crypto Down
A lack of rules has created fraudulent, bubble-driven markets.
U.S. Restraint Has Created an Unstable and Dangerous World
Decades of ignoring the menaces posed by Russia and China has led the West to a precipice.
America’s Foreign Aid Is Shackled by Budgetary Obligations
Targeted awards can free up money where its most needed.
Why This Global Economic Crisis Is Different
This is the first time since World War II that there may be no cooperative way out.
Don’t Overreact to China’s Solomon Islands Plans
Naval power projection is a long way out for Beijing still.
What Is Biden’s Policy in the Persian Gulf?
Talk of security guarantees for the UAE and a thaw in Washington-Riyadh relations could enhance—or weaken—U.S. standing in the region.
2 Percent Defense Spending Is a Bad Target for NATO
Focusing on military budgets alone hurts the alliance’s relevance.
America’s Iran Follies
How two decades of misjudgments by Washington helped lead Tehran to the nuclear brink.
Biden Is Still Worried About Poking the Russian Bear
“If that’s our attitude, we’re never going to win a war again, ever,” said one U.S. source familiar with the debate.
How Banning Abortion Affects the Economic Lives of Women
Plus: Why the economy today reminds us of the 1970s—and why it doesn’t.
The Democratic Paradox
The right to say anything has been a challenge to every democracy that has ever existed.