December 13, 2017
In a year of tumult, were there any positive trends? Experts point to a number of areas where progress was made, from reducing child mortality and poverty to improving women’s rights.
January 2, 2018
But things are likely to get much, much worse before they—eventually—get better.
January 5, 2018
Who calls the shots in Iran on economic policy, security, and responding to domestic calls for reform? A look at the government's organization chart indicates how complicated the answer is.
April 19, 2018
Syria is likely to remain a broken country for years to come. The latest strikes did not change that reality.
May 9, 2018
In any future talks on the nuclear program, the United States can’t exclude Iran’s regional behavior from consideration.
May 21, 2018
The United States faces three slow-motion crises—the future of work, climate change, and the federal debt—that we risk not tackling until it is too late.
June 28, 2018
In an interview with a Palestinian newspaper, the president’s son-in-law has revealed himself to be either strikingly naive or deeply cynical.
October 1, 2018
A “blue wave” in November isn’t likely to provide an off-ramp for what is shaping up as a years-long struggle between the United States and China over trade policy.
October 16, 2018
This article first appeared here on ForeignPolicy.com on October 9, 2018.
What in the world? No seriously, what the…? When it comes to Saudi Arabia these days, things could not get weirder or ugli…
October 25, 2018
At many banks, Nov. 5 will be a scary day. That’s when broad U.S. sanctions are set to be re-imposed on Iran, thereby placing new pressure on its struggling economy and increasing the regime’s desper…