Japan’s Suga Will Struggle to Pull off Abe’s Defense Transformation
The new Japanese prime minister shares many of outgoing Shinzo Abe’s policies—but isn’t as wedded to Abe’s big overhaul.
Racial Injustice Protests Spark Think Tank Diversity Push
Employees say people of color are paid and promoted less.
With the Women, Peace, and Security Act, Washington Could Be a Model for the World
In congressional hearings this week, it just needs to figure out how to better implement the legislation.
Trump Finally Has the Dangerous Foreign-Policy Process He Always Wanted
The U.S. president's new national security advisor has replaced the White House’s previous chaos with a new type of dysfunction.
Far From the Front Lines, Javelin Missiles Go Unused in Ukraine
Military support to the Eastern European country is at the center of a scandal that threatens to engulf the Trump administration.
‘In Russia We Have Total Nepotism’
A conversation with Karina Orlova, the Washington correspondent for the Echo of Moscow.
All the Legal Trouble in Trumpworld
Robert Mueller has finished his investigation, but that may be the least of the U.S. president’s worries.
Trump Officials Can’t Rescue Their Reputations With Op-Eds
They argue their actions are saving the republic, but they are really trying to save themselves.
Religious Persecution Is on the Rise. It’s Time for Policymakers and Academics to Take Notice.
“Under Caesar’s Sword,” a new book on the repression of Christians, sheds light on issues that officials from around the world have gathered in Washington to discuss.
Russian Troll or Clumsy Publicity Hound?
A Russian media executive says he’s come to Washington to test the limits of American freedom.
Tillerson Decries ‘Mean-Spirited’ D.C. in Farewell Address
Tillerson gave a four-minute farewell speech to State Department employees. His legacy will last much longer.
Strongmen Are Weaker Than They Look
Authoritarians are on the rise around the world, but history shows they’re mostly helpless.
Babylon Revisited: Melancholy Thoughts After a Short Trip to Washington, D.C.
As a young reporter in political Washington in the late 1980s, I noticed that there was a type of person who thrived in the driven, transactional environment of the capital.
Tokyo and Washington Have Another Nuclear Problem
There’s a plutonium arms race brewing in East Asia that could see China, Japan, and South Korea with the capability to make tens of thousands of nuclear weapons.
A Guide to Russia’s Diplomatic Properties in Washington
Putin’s government owns properties scattered around D.C. What do they all do?
State Department Suspends Yet Another Fellowship Program
Critics fear the next generation of foreign policy talent could wither on the vine as State slashes fellowships.
This Is How Great-Power Wars Get Started
Not with a bang, but basic strategic confusion in Washington about the links between Syria, Qatar, Iran, and Russia.