September 15, 2020Afghanistan
Afghanistan Peace Talks Have Begun, Major Pitfalls Await
September 21, 2005Iraq
Top U.S. military commanders in Iraq have called recent efforts to sweep insurgent strongholds in Tal Afar and elsewhere “great successes.” But some insurgency experts dispute that claim, arguing tha…
October 15, 2020U.S. Congress
The U.S. Senate votes on a COVID-19 relief bill; Bolivians head to the polls for a twice-postponed general election; and New Zealand, considered to have one of the most successful pandemic responses,…
October 13, 2020International Organizations
The two finalists for the position of director general of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are Yoo Myung-hee, Republic of Korea, and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Nigerian and (since 2019) an American citizen.
October 30, 2020Election 2020
Each Friday, I look at what the presidential contenders are saying about foreign policy. This week: where things stand four days before Election Day.
October 30, 2020Nigeria
Up to now, radical jihadi activity in West Africa has been centered in Mali—with spillover to adjacent parts of Burkina Faso and Niger—and the Lake Chad Basin. The two locales are now increasingly br…
October 30, 2020Middle East and North Africa
In the last decade, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has shaped Turkey into a revisionist power that challenges not just its neighbors, but also allies such as France and the United States.