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There could soon be a trade alliance between Beijing, Moscow and Berlin—but you wouldn’t know it from the triumphal tone in Washington.
The president knows US policy has been a failure. Here’s how he can make a breakthrough, in the little time he has left.
Beijing’s carbon-reduction targets are already far more ambitious than Washington’s.
Despite US military efforts, maritime insecurity has been markedly on the rise in the waters off West Africa.
Former top UN diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi lays out how decades of naïveté about Arab societies, poor planning and post-conflict miscalculations have fostered a deep mistrust and lack of confidence in the United States.
After more than two decades of empty declarations of victory in Iraq, “success,” however defined, is impossible.
Despite the pretentions of our governing and pundit classes, America has neither the right nor the resources to act as a kind of tutor to burgeoning democracies.
Because our leaders didn’t listen, or listened too late, the end came in Vietnam as a total catastrophe. It’s not too late to avoid a repeat in Syria.
A new internal investigation reveals just how poorly US African Command has handled its humanitarian missions.
“Don't do stupid stuff”—his shorthand for avoiding unnecessary entanglements—actually has deep roots in US strategic thinking.