October 18, 2018
Italy’s populist government has relished defying the European Union, and its latest showdown with Brussels could threaten the continent’s fragile recovery—and the global economy.
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…
January 14, 2019
The United States should avoid a rapid, unconditional exit from Afghanistan but also minimize the costs of staying.
January 11, 2019
The central takeaway from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Cairo speech is that the United States needs to rely more on allies to stabilize the Middle East.
January 9, 2019
Investing more in human capital is the region’s best hope to escape the middle-income trap.
December 20, 2018
A long-awaited election in the Democratic Republic of Congo offers hope for the country’s first democratic transition, but a contested result could incite turmoil.
If 2018 was a year marked by international challenges that percolated but did not boil over into full-blown crises, next year may well be the year in which that good fortune runs out.
December 19, 2018
This year saw progress in areas from species comebacks to space exploration.
October 24, 2018
U.S. programs can make the Northern Triangle a better place to live than to leave.
December 13, 2018
History is far from over in Europe. To the contrary, it is back with a vengeance.