The Death of Global Order Was Caused by Clinton, Bush, and Obama
America’s post-Cold War presidents could have taken a road that didn’t end at Donald Trump.
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.
Macron Can Survive France’s Anger
The French will remain restive unless and until the effects of their president’s ambitious reforms kick in.
The Vulgar Marxism of Middle East Punditry
For political activists in the Muslim world, it's not just the economy, stupid.
10 Things in the World to Be Thankful for in 2018
From Angela Merkel to America’s civil servants, a list of some bright spots in the world’s darkening sky.
Trump’s Problem in Europe Isn’t Optics
The president’s latest trip was a disaster—but not because he acted like a boorish bully.
Oman Just Bought Israeli Insurance
Why is Sultan Qaboos cozying up to Benjamin Netanyahu? The answer is in Washington.
The Foreign-Policy Establishment Reeks of Desperation
After years of failure, elites have only name-calling left.
Trump’s Divisive Speech Puts the First Amendment at Risk
Americans’ commitment to unfettered free speech is starting to fray. If Trump can’t control his words, those around him have a responsibility to keep hate speech in check.
The Economic Crisis Is Over. Populism Is Forever.
From the United States to Germany, the West is booming—but the public hasn’t regained an appetite for liberalism.
The Pentagon Loves Saudi Arabia, in Sickness and in Health
America’s unbreakable relationship with Riyadh is fueled less by the White House than the military.
Trump’s Punk Rock Nuclear Policy
The only reason to pull out of the INF Treaty is to give a middle finger to the world.
How to Get Away With Murder (Saudi Edition)
A primer on Riyadh’s denials, excuses, rationalizations, spin, and other acts of sophistry about the death of Jamal Khashoggi.
The Saudis Are Killing America’s Middle East Policy
Mohammad bin Salman isn’t just ruining his own reputation—he’s spoiling Washington’s policies across the region.
Welcome to the First War Zone Ebola Crisis
The world thought it knew how to deal with Ebola outbreaks—but it’s never dealt with one like this before.
This Is America’s Middle East Strategy on Steroids
Donald Trump isn’t just maintaining an alliance with Saudi Arabia—he’s choosing it over the rest of the world.
Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance Is Even Stranger Than It Seems
The Saudi journalist is presumed dead, but we may never know what happened to him.
The Problem Isn’t Fake News From Russia. It’s Us.
Propaganda has long affected elections around the world because publics have an appetite for it.
What Sort of World Are We Headed for?
The liberal world order never really existed. Great-power politics are here to stay.