A sortable guide to the administration’s policies—and the people putting them into practice.
A promising tech transformation may be disrupted by the president’s ego.
Future U.S. partners will have to “think twice” about helping the Pentagon if Biden isn’t able to grant visas to Afghan interpreters, lawmakers said.
The government is declassifying some archives, but it will retain control of public understanding.
Ambitious post-withdrawal hopes can’t be achieved without bases nearby.
Women’s representation is critical to lasting peace, but they are losing ground at the negotiating table.
One of the few things holding the motley coalition together is a focus on women’s rights.
Nayib Bukele doesn’t want to ditch dollars. He just wants his own.
What happens there could decide the fate of terrorism—or peace—in Africa.
The rush to find a conspiracy around the COVID-19 pandemic’s origins is driven by narrative, not evidence.
Most meet unhappy endings. Here’s why Ebrahim Raisi might avoid a similar fate.
Pedro Castillo ran as an anti-establishment leftist. Here’s why he won’t govern like one.
The Western rush to replace oil has Gulf producers laughing all the way to the bank.
The United States urgently wants to persuade its allies to turn away from digital autonomy.
The conflict’s impact on the world’s ability to prevent atrocities will be felt for years to come.
Armed checkpoints along key trade routes are the key to financing rebel groups and insurgencies around the world.
We asked 25 experts to grade the administration’s start on foreign policy
The U.S. treasury secretary and the Italian prime minister have spent decades shaping this economy. But can they control what comes next?
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?
Tangled questions of Asian identity need answers that aren’t defined by U.S. terminology alone.
May brought an explosion of violence in Israel and Gaza—plus volcanic eruptions in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, “sea snot” in Turkey, and the delivery of COVID vaccines around the world.
Biden repealed major restrictions on U.S. foreign assistance, but anti-abortion ideology still limits crucial reproductive care in the places that need it most.