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- Feb 6 20171 minute
The Travel Ban: Unwise, Un-American
It won’t make the U.S. any safer and will make the global campaign against terrorism tougher
- Jan 26 20173 minutes
The End of the American Century
The country’s role as a global model and guarantor of freedom and rule of law is being brought to an end by Trump.
- Jan 16 20172 minutes
Preparing For Brexit Just Got Harder
The U.K. has 11 weeks before the clock begins on formal talks | “The essence of any … deal” can fit “on one side of a piece of paper”
- Dec 30 20169 minutes
The Key to Putin’s Cyber Power
The Russian president has both the capability and the intent to cause harm, says a former U.S. ambassador to Russia. And the threat won’t vanish once Donald Trump takes office.
- Jan 2 20172 minutes
Europe: The E.U. Can Emerge From 2017 Stronger, If It Survives
NEXT YEAR COULD BE THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL FOR Europe since the Berlin Wall fell, or maybe even since the end of World War II. It is no exaggeration to say that the E.U.’s future lies in the balance. First, the election of Donald Trump has created un
- Jan 2 20172 minutes
The departing U.N. Secretary-General reflects on Trump, global citizenship and the future of disarmament
- Dec 31 20164 minutes
Obama: Reaching Out to Adversaries, Alienating Allies
The president has tried to tell friends hard truths. What if those friends don’t listen?
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
U.S.-Russia Tensions Reach Dangerous New Level
EVERY DAY AMERICAN PILOTS fly scores of sorties against terrorist targets in Syria. And on every mission, the pilots watch their instruments for signs that one of the Syrian government’s thousands of surface-to-air missiles, including Russian batteri
- Dec 15 20164 minutes
Trump, Putin, And The Art Of Appeasement
The famed deal maker seems intent on giving away American leverage for nothing.
- Jan 24 20175 minutes
What Does It Mean That Trump Is 'Leader of the Free World'?
The puzzling resilience of a Cold War concept
- Jan 31 20172 minutes
European Leaders Are Now Describing Trump as a Threat
The new administration has called into question "the last 70 years of American foreign policy,” one says.
- Jan 27 20173 minutes
How Trump’s Executive Orders Could Set America Back 70 Years
The president is taking the United States back to the nightmares of the world before the Second World War: closed borders, limited trade, and a go-it-alone national race to the bottom.
- Nov 7 20162 minutes
How Singapore Sees Asia—and America
SINGAPORE IS GLOBALIZATION’S CLEAREST success story. A trading hub for centuries, this tiny island city-state of close to 6 million people sits at the mouth of the Strait of Malacca, the passageway through which one-third of the world’s seaborne traf
- Jan 2 20173 minutes
Geopolitics: Trump’s Top Priority Must Be A Strong China Strategy
AS PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP PREPARES TO TAKE office in January, one challenge looms large: China and its expanding role in the vital Asia-Pacific region. The incoming Administration will need to develop a long-term Pacific strategy—which ultimate
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
There’s always been something special about the United States of America. President Abraham Lincoln called us the “last, best hope of earth.” President Ronald Reagan said we are a “shining city on a hill.” And Robert Kennedy called us a great, unself
- Aug 29 20161 minute
Why Brexit Could Take Longer Than Expected
DAN STEWART/LONDON BRITAIN MAY BE FORCED TO PUSH BACK ITS withdrawal from the E.U. by as much as a year, according to media reports. The government is said to be unready to negotiate the terms of Brexit and may now delay the formal notification for
- Aug 22 20162 minutes
Turkey and Russia Get Closer—and Worry the West
LAST NOVEMBER, TURKEY SHOT DOWN A Russian fighter jet near the country’s border with Syria, provoking fears in Western capitals that Ankara and Moscow might stumble into conflict. Russia then imposed sanctions that badly damaged Turkey’s economy, and
- Dec 19 20163 minutes
Foreign-Policy Poker With Donald Trump
Mayberry Machiavellis. That was the sharp and memorable term coined by John DiIulio in 2002 to describe those staff in the George W. Bush White House who imagined themselves cunning—but actually bungled everything. There needs to be an update for the
- Feb 3 20175 minutes
Donald Trump And The Threat Of Global Conflict
A conversation with Robert Jervis of Columbia University on the potential consequences of the president’s combative rhetoric
- Feb 3 20172 minutes
Trump's Non-Policy on Israeli Settlements
In declining to take an “official position” on the issue, the president departs from a decades-old American posture.
- Feb 7 20175 minutes
Where Countries Stand With Donald Trump: A Cheat Sheet
The American president, facing opposition in Europe, defends Vladimir Putin.
- Jan 30 20173 minutes
'We Are Better Than This Ban': Dissent Over Trump's Immigration Order
Sean Spicer’s response to the State Department officials: “They should get with the program or they should go.”