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.
America Is Not an Innocent Bystander in Yemen
Washington has left a vacuum in the Middle East, letting U.S. allies do as they please—no matter how high the body count.
You Can’t Treat Tuberculosis With Platitudes
Washington nearly killed the U.N. anti-TB effort, but it didn't need to. The U.N. will do that itself.
Socialists and Libertarians Need an Alliance Against the Establishment
U.S. foreign policy is ripe for disruption—but only if the left and right get their act together.
‘Your Mission Is to Keep All This From Collapsing Into Nuclear Hellfire’
An open letter to Donald Trump's new North Korea envoy on how to avoid Armageddon.
Does It Matter That Trump Is a Liar?
World leaders have never really trusted each other—but the president's behavior undermines American foreign policy anyway.
The Middle East Doesn’t Take China Seriously
There are some parts of the world where economic strength isn’t enough to qualify as a great power.
Google Is Handing the Future of the Internet to China
The company has been quietly collaborating with the Chinese government on a new, censored search engine—and abandoning its own ideals in the process.
The Battle for Crazytown
America’s newest live-streaming reality show features the foreign-policy establishment fighting for its life against Donald Trump.
Putin Is Sneaking Up on Europe From the South
The Kremlin understands that the best way to undermine the West is through its soft underbelly—the Middle East.
Planning for the Post-Trump Wreckage
When the president eventually exits the White House, the rest of us will quickly have to make sense of the world he's left behind.
America Needs the Muhammad Ali Doctrine
When in doubt, Washington's foreign-policy strategy should be to rope-a-dope.
The Death of the Gentle Peacemaker
Kofi Annan was the epitome of international diplomacy—which is why he was both an inspiration and a disappointment.
America’s Anxiety of Influence
The power of the United States is declining—and that's nothing to worry about.
America Is Committing War Crimes and Doesn’t Even Know Why
The United States has spent far more time obscuring its role in the Saudi-led war in Yemen than in explaining any rationale for it.
Trump Is the First President to Get Turkey Right
Good riddance to the so-called strategic relationship between Washington and Ankara.