India Resists the Taliban Bandwagon
As Blinken heads to New Delhi, he could find some surprising common ground on Afghanistan.
The Minsk Group Is Meaningless
The OSCE’s peace effort in Nagorno-Karabakh is outdated and unhelpful. Laying it to rest can pave the way for real reconciliation and reconstruction.
Ethiopia’s Problems Stem From Internal Colonialism
Robert Kaplan’s selective reading of history bolsters proponents of a centralized state while ignoring the legitimacy of federalists’ demands.
Israel Goes to War Again, This Time Against Ben & Jerry’s
Israeli leaders press for legal measures after the ice cream company announced it would halt sales in Jewish settlements.
Iran and Israel’s Naval War Is Expanding
The collapse of Lebanon is intensifying a conflict in the Mediterranean that has mostly taken place in the shadows.
Congress Aims to Nix the Forever War
It’s still unclear if the Senate bill can garner enough Republican votes to pass.
Biden’s Afghan Withdrawal Will Spark the Next Refugee Crisis
The European allies that fought alongside the United States will face the fallout as thousands of refugees flee the Taliban, giving fodder to far-right parties.
U.S. Intervention in Haiti Would Be a Disaster—Again
The nation’s poverty and chaos has been shaped by Washington for decades.
India Is Scrambling to Get on the Taliban’s Good Side
After decades of supporting the Afghan government, New Delhi is planning for its potential fall.
‘It Will Not Be Just a Civil War’
Afghanistan’s foreign minister on what may await his country after the U.S. withdrawal.
The Top Five Debriefing Questions About Afghanistan
How to make sense of Washington’s longest war ever.
Ethiopia’s Problems Aren’t Postcolonial
The country seems on the verge of falling apart. Here’s why it won’t.
Why Was Syria Just Elected to the WHO’s Executive Board?
A regime that bombs hospitals and blocks convoys of baby formula does not deserve a leading role in global health.
Killer Flying Robots Are Here. What Do We Do Now?
A new generation of AI-enabled drones could be used to terrible ends by rogue states, criminal groups, and psychopaths.
When Humanitarian Aid Becomes a Bargaining Chip
Cross-border access into Syria has become a stress test for Putin and Biden's nascent relationship.
With the Militias in Afghanistan
As Afghan forces melt away, local armed groups are left to hold the line against the Taliban.
A Razed Building and Another Possible Flash Point in East Jerusalem
Israel demands Palestinians obtain building permits but rarely grants them.