Your Cell Phone Is Spreading Ebola
A deadly outbreak in Congo has become a global emergency because of a raging conflict over valuable minerals.
The United States Will Be Shocked by Its Future
The only thing that’s clear about the changing world order is that Americans can shape their role in it—and that they’re likely to mess it up.
Nostalgia Is a National Security Threat
By idealizing the past, Americans have made themselves unsafe in the present.
Sisi Has His Own Jamal Khashoggi
It’s time to hold Egypt accountable for the U.S. citizens it has unjustly victimized.
America Is Wide Open for Foreign Influence
If you’re an outsider with a political agenda, there’s no better country to target than the United States.
5 Very Important Things About the World Nobody Knows
The future will be determined by a handful of big questions that don’t yet have answers.
Erdogan Is Weak. And Invincible.
Turkey’s president has rarely been so unpopular. He’s likely to dominate this week’s local elections anyway.
Uncle Joe Is Ready to Run the World
Joe Biden is the only candidate for the White House with a foreign-policy philosophy that’s proven to work.
America’s Corruption Is a National Security Threat
Donald Trump is one symptom of a wider problem that’s making the United States weaker on the international stage.
Don’t Get Your Hopes Up About Algeria
The Middle East’s latest protests seem like the Arab Spring all over again. That’s no reason for optimism.
The EU’s Next Big Election Is Heading for Disaster
If nationalists keep the momentum in the run-up to the European Parliament elections, the EU will never be the same again.
America’s Polarization Is a Foreign Policy Problem, Too
The fact that Democrats and Republicans hate each other is making the United States weaker.
The World’s Many Measles Conspiracies Are All the Same
The deadly disease is spreading rapidly around the globe, fueled by a cratering of social trust.
400 American Troops Can’t Do Anything
If the president wants to withdraw from Syria, he might as well just withdraw.
The Tragedy of Trump’s Foreign Policy
The U.S. president had some genuine insights about America’s international problems. Where did it all go wrong?
Bernie Sanders Still Doesn’t Pass the Commander-in-Chief Test
It’s time to stop grading the Democratic front-runner’s foreign policy on a curve.
The Real North Korea Summit Is Inside the Trump Administration
It’s clear by now what North Korea is willing to offer in nuclear negotiations. The question is what the United States makes of it.
All This Should Remind You of the Run-Up to the Iraq War
The march to war against Iran is echoing the drumbeats of America's last major Middle Eastern invasion.
How (and How Not) to Talk About the Israel Lobby
There’s a difference between fair and unfair criticisms of AIPAC—and it’s time everyone, including AIPAC, acknowledges it.