There’s Always a Next Time to Betray the Kurds
The Kurds have no choice but to always trust the United States—and to suffer the inevitable consequences.
Welcome to Trump’s Impeachment Foreign Policy
His administration’s decisions will be erratic, ill-considered, and ineffective. In other words, business as usual.
The United States Is Done Caring About Syria
A major new report about the Syrian war raises the question of whether Washington ever cared about it in the first place.
The Realist Case for Impeachment
The U.S. president needs the public’s trust to conduct foreign policy. Donald Trump has forfeited it.
Trump’s Shameless Path to the Nobel Peace Prize
Getting a new nuclear deal with Iran won’t be easy—but the U.S. president’s utter lack of principle could help guide the way.
The World Knows an Apocalyptic Pandemic Is Coming
But nobody is interested in doing anything about it.
This Is the Moment That Decides the Future of the Middle East
If the United States is done fighting for Saudi Arabia’s oil, it's done fighting for the entire region.
We Lost the War in Afghanistan. Get Over It.
After 18 years of war, thousands of lives lost, and hundreds of billions of dollars squandered, the United States accomplished precisely nothing.
Asia Has Three Possible Futures
The competition between the United States and China will decide the continent’s fate—and one of them has a head start.
Israel Is Doing All the Dirty Work Against Iran
The United States came up with “maximum pressure”—but the Israeli government is the only one carrying it out.
Britain Can’t Afford the Queen’s Weakness Anymore
In times of crisis, political legitimacy inevitably depends on practical power.
ISIS Is a Survivor
Donald Trump claims to have defeated the Islamic State—but the group was designed to prove him wrong.
Greenland Is the Center of the World
The Arctic island offers a harrowing reminder of the environmental damage, and political dangers, already imposed by climate change.
Liberals Need National Borders
The immigration issue is there for the taking for Democrats—if they don’t treat it as a culture war.
There Once Was a President Who Hated War
American elites used to see war as a tragic necessity. Now they’re completely addicted to it.
Erdogan Plays Washington Like a Fiddle
As U.S. policymakers worry about their special relationship with Ankara, Turkey’s president knows it's already dead.
A Mysterious Explosion Took Place in Russia. What Really Happened?
Russia’s catastrophic test of a nuclear-powered missile proves that a new global arms race will mean new nuclear accidents.
Who Will Save the Amazon (and How)?
It's only a matter of time until major powers try to stop climate change by any means necessary.
Iran Owns the Persian Gulf Now
The Trump administration’s nonresponse to Iranian aggression has sent an unmistakable message.
Yesterday’s Cold War Shows How to Beat China Today
The Trump administration has been ignoring the playbook that produced the downfall of the Soviet Union.
The World Bank Has the Money to Fight Ebola but Won’t Use It
In Congo, thousands of people have died due to a misguided finance-driven approach to fighting pandemics that puts investors before victims.