December 5, 2019
The summit will feature the highest-profile talks in years on the war between Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists, but the parties will have to bridge major divides to find a permanent end to the c…
November 19, 2019
By announcing that Israeli settlements do not violate international law, the Trump administration continues a pattern of policy shifts that further weakens the prospects for Palestinian statehood.
October 30, 2019
Iraq’s struggling economy and government corruption sparked the protests, in which hundreds have died. The governing elite appears shaky, and the stability of the country is at stake.
October 18, 2019
Canada’s federal election poses a stiff test for the governing Liberal Party, with implications for its global role on issues such as climate change.
October 7, 2019
President Donald J. Trump’s announcement of a troop withdrawal in northern Syria ahead of a Turkish invasion could revive the Islamic State and the Syrian civil war, and signal the end of U.S. influe…
October 4, 2019
The United States and Japan have agreed to a trade deal, but critics say the deal isn’t as good as what it replaced.
January 28, 2019
A collapse of this Cold War–era INF treaty, which many believe has favored the United States, could unleash a new age of nuclear weapons competition with Russia.
May 17, 2019
Neither Iran nor the United States likely wants war, but the possibility of a miscommunication is considerable, risking a dangerous escalation.
October 23, 2018
The military exercises in and around Norway are a significant test of NATO’s collective defenses at a time of rising geopolitical tensions.
August 15, 2018
If Tesla goes private with significant funding from Saudi Arabia or other foreign investors, it would raise national security and ethical questions.