Pyongyang’s Not Picking Up the Phone
Seoul and Washington have pledged they’re ready to talk with a nuclear-testing North Korea—but they’re not getting any response.
U.S. Aid to Saudi Arabia on Missile Defense Is Not Unconditional
Biden must make it clear to Saudi leaders that continued ballistic missile cooperation with China will jeopardize U.S. missile defense assistance.
Germany Confronts Its Nuclear Demons
Opposition to all things nuclear was the bedrock of the modern German political psyche. Then came Russia’s war in Ukraine.
Ending North Korea’s Isolation Is the Only Solution Left
It’s time to consider what’s never been tried before.
America’s Iran Follies
How two decades of misjudgments by Washington helped lead Tehran to the nuclear brink.
Turkey’s Newest African Ally
Ankara’s arms sales to Niger could make the country the center of counterterrorism efforts in the Sahel.
Trump’s Poison Pills Are Still Toxic
Whether it’s Iran, China, Cuba, or immigration, U.S. President Joe Biden often finds himself stymied by his predecessor’s foreign policy.
What’s the Endgame in Ukraine?
As Washington prepares to send another $40 billion in military aid and Europe seeks a Russian oil embargo, the West’s ultimate goal is still unclear.
Serbia’s Arms Deals Show It’s Tilting Away From Russia and Toward China
Belgrade’s purchase of FK-3 air defense systems from Beijing marks a shift in Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic’s diplomatic and defense policy.
What Happened to Europe’s Public Bunkers?
As bombs fall on Ukraine, many European governments are waking up to the sorry state of their own civil defenses.
Why Washington Should Take Russian Nuclear Threats Seriously
Historically, states have escalated when facing the prospect of imminent defeat—and Putin has a track record of following through on his threats.
North Korea’s Tactical Nuclear Plans Are a Dangerous Proposition
Lowering the threshold for usage makes conflict even more likely.
Don’t Turn Ukraine Into the Next Syria or Libya
By flooding the country with arms and foreign fighters, Western leaders could be paving the way for future conflicts.
The Right Way to Arm Ukraine
There has been too much cheerleading and too little attention to detail when it comes to giving Kyiv the weapons it needs.
Does the New U.S. National Defense Strategy Make Any Sense?
The Pentagon is scrambling to deter China while adjusting to war in Europe—but does its new approach amount to more than just rhetoric?
The Little Iran Nuclear Deal That Couldn’t
A revived nuclear pact could benefit Washington and Tehran but is proving a hard sell.