AI’s Gatekeepers Aren’t Prepared for What’s Coming
What was once a diffuse technology is now increasingly controlled by a handful of tech companies. Governments need to catch up.
Washington Can Lead on AI
Both the private and public sectors need to play a part.
Can ChatGPT Explain Geopolitics?
We asked the latest generative AI system to analyze Russia’s 2014 invasion of Crimea. Here’s how it fared against a college student.
AI Has Entered the Situation Room
Data lets us see with unprecedented clarity—but reaping its benefits requires changing how foreign policy is made.
What AI Can Tell Us About Putin’s Next Steps in Ukraine
Be prepared for attacks on Kharkiv and Gazprom’s fighters joining the war.
Brazil Is Ukraine’s Best Bet for Peace
The nonaligned country has strong diplomatic traditions—and its president is a pro at building global coalitions.
U.S. Foreign Policy Must Consider the Global South
As long-marginalized countries seek to exert their power on the world stage, policymakers in Washington need a new framework.
China’s ‘Peace Plan’ for Ukraine Isn’t About Peace
Beijing’s diplomatic overture has three ulterior motives.
Modi’s Marketing Muscle
The prime minister has turned India’s G-20 leadership into a nonstop advertisement for its growing clout.
Japan Needs a Defense Industrial Revolution
If Tokyo is serious about protecting itself, it needs to kick-start its military manufacturing sector.
Incrementalism Is Throttling U.S. Support for Ukraine
Ad hoc, one-off decisions and lagging implementation are undermining the strategic effects of U.S. military assistance.
How to Benchmark Victory in Ukraine
Western vagueness about war aims is creating a risky vacuum for the Kremlin to exploit.
The Infinite Possibilities of Afrofuturism
A history of Black futures at the Smithsonian is a kaleidoscope that offers multiple readings.
How the Fed Became Everything (and Everything Became the Fed)
Two books peel back the curtain on the central bank—but miss why it misread the economy in the wake of the pandemic.
At Long Last, the Foreign Service Gets the Netflix Treatment
Keri Russell gets Drexel furniture but no Senate confirmation hearing.