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.
A Playbook for Taming Donald Trump
Four strategies that other countries can use to deal with a suddenly unpredictable superpower.
The Job of Human Rights Chief Isn’t What You Think
Michelle Bachelet has just been tapped as the U.N.’s high commissioner for human rights—but her predecessor’s experience should make her wary.
Mohammed bin Salman Is Weak, Weak, Weak
Saudi Arabia has started a crisis with Canada because it doesn't want to admit its own failings.
There’s Nothing Wrong With the Liberal Order That Can’t Be Fixed by What’s Right With It
Realists need to get a lot more realistic about the global legal system.
Why I Didn’t Sign Up to Defend the International Order
The world needs new institutions for a new era—and nostalgia for a past that never existed won't help.
NATO Isn’t What You Think It Is
An attack on one isn't really an attack on all and four other misunderstood facts about the Western defense alliance.
Welcome to the Next Deadly AIDS Pandemic
The world thought it had fought the HIV virus to a stalemate—but its strategy was flawed in ways that are only now becoming clear.
Democrats Will Regret Becoming the Anti-Russia Party
Riling up the public against Moscow is good for Democrats in the short term—and bad for America.
The Syrian War Is Over, and America Lost
Bashar al-Assad won. It’s worth thinking about why the United States didn’t.
Why Trump Is Getting Away With Foreign-Policy Insanity
The only people who can stop his sucking up to Russia have lost all their credibility.
Trump’s Unrequited Love for Vladimir Putin
When the U.S. president looks at Vladimir Putin, he doesn't see his handler. He sees his dad.
Trump’s Battle Against Breastfeeding Is a Small Part of a Wider War
With escalating drug prices and growing vaccine paranoia, American populism is taking down the edifice of global public health.
Once Upon a Time, Helsinki Meant Human Rights
Trump’s summit with Putin risks tarnishing a legacy of Republican moral leadership.
It Still Doesn’t Get Worse Than Afghanistan
From alienating allies to starting trade wars, Trump has made plenty of foreign-policy errors. But his biggest blunder is the one Obama handed him.
Strongmen Die, but Authoritarianism Is Forever
It’s reassuring to think authoritarian governments depart with their leaders. It’s also wrong.
The EU and NATO and Trump — Oh My!
Donald Trump’s trans-Atlantic policy is a contradiction in terms.
Don’t Trust Anybody About Turkey’s Elections
The one thing that's clear about Erdogan's re-election bid is that everything is unclear.
Is Trump’s America the Safest Country in the World?
The world is less dangerous than it was a year ago — but the long-term trends, if you're not American, have gotten cloudier.