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Ukrainian servicemen taking part in the armed conflict with Russia-backed separatists in Donetsk region of the country attend the handover ceremony of military heavy weapons and equipment in Kiev on November 15, 2018.

The West’s Weapons Won’t Make Any Difference to Ukraine

U.S. military equipment wouldn’t realistically help Ukrainians—or intimidate Putin.

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron (not pictured) at the G-20 Leaders’ Summit in Buenos Aires on Nov. 30, 2018.

A “New Cold War” to Decide the Future of Europe—and the World

Trump’s ambassador to the OSCE says a Russian invasion of Ukraine is an attack on “all of America’s allies.”

A report card is superimposed over U.S. President Joe Biden.

Is Biden’s Foreign Policy Grade A Material?

More than 30 experts grade the U.S. president’s first year of foreign policy.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart, Aleksandr Lukashenko, hold a press conference in Moscow.

Russia May Send Troops to Belarus Soon

Minsk is cautious of being used as a staging ground for an attack on Ukraine.

Afghan men sit in chairs alongside a building beneath a large banner advertising World Food Program and USAID food assistance.

How to Prevent Afghan Aid Money From Reaching Terrorists

Humanitarian aid must be linked to an effective independent monitoring system.

Labor activists demand higher minimum wage

Why Gains for U.S. Workers Are Good for the World

The rising power of labor will have ripple effects far from U.S. shores.

A woman tweets with a smartphone.

How Twitter Failed Africa

Big Tech ignored policies that enable disinformation and propaganda across the continent.

NATO Secretary-General George Robertson and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Brussels in October 2001.

When Putin Loved NATO

Former NATO Secretary-General George Robertson, who had a cordial relationship with the Russian leader, recalls an era when Moscow wanted closer ties with the West.

Joe Biden takes his sunglasses off as he arrives for a campaign event with President Barack Obama at Strawbery Banke Field in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Sept. 7, 2012.

How Biden Became a Nationalist by Necessity

What the U.S. president’s first year teaches us about him—and the world.

The Emirati, Israeli, and U.S. flags are flown from an El Al passenger aircraft after its arrival in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on Aug. 31, 2020.

Why Has Biden Stopped Pushing for Arab-Israeli Peace?

Not building on the Abraham Accords has been the biggest missed opportunity of his first year.

Bill Clinton and Joe Biden  at a meeting of the U.S. Congressional delegation to the NATO summit in Spain on July 7, 1998.

Liberal Illusions Caused the Ukraine Crisis

The greatest tragedy about Russia’s potential invasion is how easily it could have been avoided.

A Syrian man carries an injured boy.

The U.S. Has a Moral Responsibility to Prevent Assad’s Normalization

The Syrian leader’s crimes will forever be recalled alongside the world’s worst tyrannical butchers.

Ruble exchange rates in Moscow.

What Financial Markets Are Telling Biden About Geopolitics

As Washington crafts its foreign policy, asset prices may offer important guidance.

Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi addresses a press conference in Tehran.

Iran’s Revolution Is Eating Its Own

By purging veteran politicians, abandoning the pretense of free elections, and letting the welfare state decay, Tehran is playing with fire.

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