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Workers transfer goods at a port in China amid an ongoing trade war with the United States.
Workers transfer goods at a port in China amid an ongoing trade war with the United States.

Who’s Winning the U.S.-China Trade War? No One

With no end in sight, nationalism is trumping economic wisdom as global recession looms.

Cases of bottled water are handed out in Mississippi.
Cases of bottled water are handed out in Mississippi.

Biden Should Embrace the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals

Many of his domestic policy priorities align with the global campaign.

An immigrant father from Colombia holds his child after crossing the border from Mexico, as they await processing by the U.S. Border Patrol, on May 19 in Yuma, Arizona.
An immigrant father from Colombia holds his child after crossing the border from Mexico, as they await processing by the U.S. Border Patrol, on May 19 in Yuma, Arizona.

Why Skills-Based Immigration Is the Best Option for America

A meticulous and groundbreaking book on immigration chronicles the history of upward mobility in the United States—but falls short as an argument against a more selective policy.

An excavator transfers imported iron ore at a port in Rizhao, China, on May 15, 2019.
An excavator transfers imported iron ore at a port in Rizhao, China, on May 15, 2019.
A silhouette of diplomats meeting in Belgrade on Dec. 3, 2015.
A silhouette of diplomats meeting in Belgrade on Dec. 3, 2015.

The U.N. Gave a Quiet Diplomat the Wrong Job

Volker Türk lacks the temperament to be the United Nations human rights chief.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

‘Russians Are Feeling the Pressure’

What U.S. ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield wants from the 77th U.N. General Assembly.

A soldier of the Polish Army sits in a tank as a NATO flag flies behind during the NATO Noble Jump military exercises of the VJTF forces on June 18, 2015 in Zagan, Poland.
A soldier of the Polish Army sits in a tank as a NATO flag flies behind during the NATO Noble Jump military exercises of the VJTF forces on June 18, 2015 in Zagan, Poland.

Which NATO Do We Need?

Four possible futures for the trans-Atlantic alliance.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers a primetime speech at Independence National Historical Park Sept. 1 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers a primetime speech at Independence National Historical Park Sept. 1 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

What Does Biden’s Confrontational Speech Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy?

Framing geopolitics in terms of democracy and autocracy won’t necessarily help bring peace.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a political rally in 2018.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a political rally in 2018.

Why Trumpism Will Endure

The former U.S. president took control of a party that had already destroyed itself, several new books contend, and his malign influence will long survive him.

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Sebastien-Thibault-US-Grand-Strategy-Illustration-3-2
U.S. President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
U.S. President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

A Special Trade Relationship?

A free trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom looks unlikely, but they should find common ground in a progressive alliance.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks before signing the agreement for Finland and Sweden to join NATO at the White House in Washington on Aug. 9.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks before signing the agreement for Finland and Sweden to join NATO at the White House in Washington on Aug. 9.

Here’s What Biden’s New National Security Strategy Should Say

Tossed and rewritten after Russia invaded Ukraine, the document still hasn’t been released.

An illustration of the fall of Kabul and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
An illustration of the fall of Kabul and the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.

How America Sealed Afghanistan’s Fate—Again

Two recent books chronicle how the United States turned its back on Afghanistan and pitched the country into chaos.

Jerome Powell, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee on June 22, 2022 in Washington.
Jerome Powell, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee on June 22, 2022 in Washington.

The United States Is Fighting Inflation With History

Fed chief Jerome Powell wants the world to understand his present decisions are guided by past traumas.

Actor Erik Estrada is seen at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Chips at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, on March 20, 2017.
Actor Erik Estrada is seen at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Chips at TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, on March 20, 2017.

Can the CHIPS Act Put the U.S. Back in the Game?

The push to bolster domestic semiconductor production comes as the United States lags behind Asia and China squeezes Taiwan.

The Taiwanese navy launches a U.S.-made missile
The Taiwanese navy launches a U.S.-made missile

Is America Overextending Itself?

The case for U.S. restraint in Ukraine, Taiwan, and beyond.

Google's Quantum Computers
Google's Quantum Computers

Why Quantum Computing Is Even More Dangerous Than Artificial Intelligence

The world already failed to regulate AI. Let’s not repeat that epic mistake.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (left) speaks with Sen. Chris Coons
Sen. Lindsey Graham (left) speaks with Sen. Chris Coons

U.S. Foreign Aid Pilot Program Sparks Fight With Congress

A “game-changing” bill hits an impasse over programs in Haiti and Libya.

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi poses with lawmakers after signing the Inflation Reduction Act at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 12.
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi poses with lawmakers after signing the Inflation Reduction Act at the U.S. Capitol in Washington on Aug. 12.

Biden’s Historic Climate Bill Needs Smart Foreign Policy

The White House’s crowning domestic policy achievement can’t reach its full potential without engaging the world.

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