July 6, 2017
North Korea’s test of an intercontinental ballistic missile during the week of the Hamburg summit injects an air of crisis into an already tricky set of meetings.
October 7, 2016
Ten years after North Korea’s first nuclear test, sanctions and negotiations have done little to quell the regime’s ambition of becoming a nuclear weapons state.
October 17, 2017
Washington should respond to sectarian conflict near Kirkuk by seeking to preserve a united Iraq while supporting Kurdish autonomy.
August 22, 2017
President Trump’s much-anticipated Afghan policy rightly avoids troop withdrawal timelines but offers little prospect for progress against the durable Taliban.
May 1, 2017
Iran’s May 19 election will pit Ibrahim Raisi, a hard-line protégé of the supreme leader, against the more centrist incumbent, Hassan Rouhani, in a contest that may hinge on the perceived economic im…
June 30, 2017
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s hard-line, but chaotic, strategy against radical, Islamic State-linked groups in the southern Philippines risks undermining a real chance for peace while failin…
May 8, 2017
As tensions in Northeast Asia grow over Pyongyang’s nuclear pursuits, collective action is the only way to bring stability to the region.
May 4, 2017
South Korea’s tumultuous political season culminates in a May 9 presidential election, with complicated ties with the United States looming and the favored candidate backing a softer stance toward No…
May 25, 2017
The reelection of Iran’s Hassan Rouhani, as well as U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s strong affirmation of ties with Sunni Arab states, sets the stage for an intense new round of competition in the M…
With the United States likely to pull back on global health funding, the World Health Organization, under its new director-general, will need to undertake serious structural and administrative change…