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January 18, 2022

International Law
Move swiftly on Global Criminal Justice Ambassador

In the final hours prior to the Senate’s recess last month, it was heartening to see many of President Joe Biden’s nominees for ambassadorships confirmed. Lengthy gaps in the leadership of America’s …

April 15, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
How Erdogan Got His Groove Back

It’s been a difficult and dizzying few months for Turkey—which is just the way the president likes it.

December 1, 2022

United States
Ten Graphics That Explain the U.S. Struggle With Migrant Flows in 2022

Spurred on by worsening economic and political crises across Latin America, migration to the United States reached record levels in 2022. Here’s a look at the year’s major immigration stories.

April 16, 2019

Egypt
Sisi Has His Own Jamal Khashoggi

 It’s time to hold Egypt accountable for the U.S. citizens it has unjustly victimized.

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attends a signing ceremony following a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia October 17, 2018.

December 3, 2019

Saudi Arabia
Mohammed bin Salman Is Having a Fire Sale of His Political Power

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince will take money from investors in the national oil company—but he’ll be giving up far more than he thinks.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends a session of the Shura Council in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia November 20, 2019.

October 5, 2022

China
How Xi Will Consolidate Power at China’s Twentieth Party Congress

At the Chinese Communist Party meeting, leader Xi Jinping will likely receive a third term. Here’s what that could mean for his control of China and the party.

People look at an image of Xi Jinping in a museum.

September 26, 2022

Middle East and North Africa
Waiting for Thermidor: America’s Foreign Policy Towards Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran may be on an accelerated schedule for revolutionary decay, at least if compared to the USSR.

A member of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps waves the Iranian flag

October 28, 2022

United States
China, the United States, and Taiwan

[Editor’s note: This was an address to the conference on “PRC’s Power Shift and Governance” sponsored by the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) and organized by the Chinese Council of Advanced Policy Stu…

September 20, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Netanyahu Is Gone. Netanyahu-ism Still Reigns.

When it comes to policies Washington cares about, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and his predecessor are practically the same.

Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett looks at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit to an Israeli army base in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, November 24, 2019.

September 15, 2022

United Nations
Survival Governance at the UN General Assembly

The annual General Assembly debate is happening at a time of cascading challenges on health, climate, and human security. Can the United Nations carve a path through?

UNGA session president hits a gavel against a podium.