September 22, 2020United Nations
President Trump's virtual address to the UN General Assembly was shallow, unpersuasive, and exaggerated his domestic and international achievements.
September 18, 2020Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy. This week: Democrats and Republicans see foreign policy very differently.
September 18, 2020United States
The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 73 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …
September 9, 2020Southeast Asia
Thomas Pepinsky is Tisch University Professor in the Department of Government at Cornell University, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is the author, most recently, of …
September 9, 2020Namibia
Dirk Mudge, who died of COVID-19, certainly deserves recognition for his commitment to bringing democracy and majority rule to Namibia.
September 7, 2020Trade
Global trade imbalances are, once again, largely the result of Chinese and American trade imbalances. China's surplus has increased even as the pandemic has reduced global trade, as has the U.S. defi…
August 27, 2020Women and Women's Rights
This month marks the centennial of the nineteenth amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which extended voting rights to female citizens nationwide. By the time the United States ratified the amendment …