To secure Beijing’s economic and regional interests, a reliable democratic government is better than an unpredictable and expansionist military junta.
Unwinding sanctions will be central to reviving the nuclear deal. If the Biden administration wants a lasting solution, it must involve Iran’s central bank governor.
A Syrian American doctor describes the devastation in Idlib, Syria.
The country has too few shots, a stubborn public, and little experience—but the program may still work.
How China is outflanking the United States—and staying under the radar.
Exporting advanced weapons systems to the Middle East will create very few jobs at home. Washington must base its decisions on national security strategy rather than domestic politics.
If it looks like Berlin is colluding with Moscow, that’s because it is.
Although the details of the report are an open secret, its publication further signals a break with Riyadh.
Months after the clash in the Galwan River Valley, Chinese officials have confirmed that four troops died. State media has already made them martyrs.
Looking back on 50 years of U.S. foreign policy and the lessons they hold for Washington today.
The fuzzy goodwill between Biden and America’s Asian allies will soon be tested by China’s growing power.
The best way for Biden to build better partnerships abroad is to get America’s own house in order—that starts with human rights.
The dollar is dead. Long live the dollar.
Held back by infighting and hard-liners on the Hill, the administration may have squandered precious time to save the Iran nuclear deal, critics say.
Trying to rebound after painful losses, the British party appears to be courting conservative and white voters—and losing its core principles in the process.
Beijing and New Delhi may be disengaging in the Pangong Tso lake region, but their divisions are more fraught than ever.
The educated middle classes that were meant to be the foundation of a new Afghanistan are tired of terror, insecurity, and the return of the Taliban.
The country’s culture of seduction has enabled an epidemic of misogynist crime.
The Roman pontiff is traveling with a message of peace to a country where the Christian population has been decimated.
When it comes to sensitive industries like defense, democracy and the rule of law do matter.
Syria has turned against Hamas, and Iran’s efforts to mediate aren't working.
The country’s reputation won’t be fixed anytime soon, but the fact that it’s trying is a sign of exceptionalism—and a return to the United States’ finest tradition.
Congress has issued a report on the longest war in U.S. history. Here’s hoping Biden ignores it.
Ignoring the central role of race and colonialism in world affairs precludes an accurate understanding of the modern state system.
International relations theorists once explored racism. What has the field lost by giving that up?
The new administration can learn from South Africa’s experience with transitional justice.
Nine experts on the future of education after the pandemic.
January brought an insurrection, impeachment, and inauguration in the United States—plus a deadly plane crash in Indonesia, the rescue of gold miners in China, and mass COVID-19 vaccinations around the globe.
Fists raised and voices lifted, people around the world took to the streets in 2020—to stand up against police brutality, demand democracy, and confront other injustices. A look at some of the photos that captured the year’s most defining movements.