Foreign Policy

Britain's Labour Party leader Keir Starmer delivers a speech during a victory rally at the Tate Modern in London early on July 5, 2024.

A Close-Up View of the UK Election Gave Rise to an Unfamiliar Emotion: Envy A Close-Up View of the UK Election Gave Rise to an Unfamiliar Emotion: Envy

The US left can only dream of Democrats’ having five years ahead of interrupted power—and control of Congress—with the GOP, like the Tories, driven far to the margins for a d...

Jul 15, 2024 / Ross Barkan

Wayne Smith, former top US diplomat to Havana during former President Jimmy Carter's administration, is seen on May 2, 2002, in Havana, Cuba during a meeting with the media.

Wayne Smith Devoted His Career to Dialogue and Diplomacy Wayne Smith Devoted His Career to Dialogue and Diplomacy

The former Foreign Service officer liked to say “Cuba seems to have the same effect on American administrations as the full moon has on werewolves.”

Jul 15, 2024 / Obituary / Peter Kornbluh and William M. LeoGrande

Joe Biden speaks at an event launching the Ukraine Compact at the 2024 NATO Summit on July 11, 2024, in Washington, DC.

Why Aren’t We Talking About the Great News on the Economy and Crime? Why Aren’t We Talking About the Great News on the Economy and Crime?

The Democrats have a winning election message—but do they have the right messenger?

Jul 12, 2024 / Jeet Heer

NATO heads of state participate in a Working Session of the NATO Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, on July 11, 2024.

NATO Charts a New Course NATO Charts a New Course

Will NATO encircle China next?

Jul 12, 2024 / Sevim Dagdelen

Say Their Names: Journalists Killed in Gaza Say Their Names: Journalists Killed in Gaza

Since October 7, 108 media workers have been killed—103 Palestinian, two Israeli, and three Lebanese—and 32 journalists injured.

Jul 11, 2024 / OppArt / Rosa Borrás

Volunteers of the medical battalion Hospitallers providing first aid while evacuating wounded Ukrainian soldiers from the war area on May 15, 2024 in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, Ukraine.

Civic Resistance in Ukraine Civic Resistance in Ukraine

The grassroots upsurge is young, largely female, horizontally organized, tech-savvy, and mostly volunteer-run.

Jul 11, 2024 / Paul Hockenos and Anthony Borden

Joe Biden speaks during a press conference on the final day of the NATO Summit in Madrid, Spain, on June 30, 2022.

The US Hasn’t Been This Internationally Isolated Since the Cold War Ended The US Hasn’t Been This Internationally Isolated Since the Cold War Ended

Biden, facing growing hostility in the global arena, has chosen to bolster ties with Anglophone countries rather than improve relations with the rest of the world.

Jul 10, 2024 / Michael T. Klare

Masoud Pezeshkian visits the shrine of the Islamic Republic's founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in the south of Tehran on July 6, 2024.

A Surprise Win by an Iranian Reformist A Surprise Win by an Iranian Reformist

The new president in Tehran is likely to renew outreach to the United States.

Jul 9, 2024 / Bob Dreyfuss

Exterior of the US Supreme Court Building the statue is titled “Authority of Law.”

In a Democracy, No Leader Is Indispensable In a Democracy, No Leader Is Indispensable

As Joe Biden flirts with the Samson Option—threatening to bring his party to ruin in November—he needs to realize that the election isn’t just about him.

Jul 8, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Dean Acheson signs the North Atlantic Treaty in Washington DC, April 4, 1949.

NATO’s 75th Anniversary Is a Good Time to Reflect on Lost Opportunities That Still Haunt Us Today NATO’s 75th Anniversary Is a Good Time to Reflect on Lost Opportunities That Still Haunt Us Today

The broken promises that led to war.

Jul 8, 2024 / Nicolai N. Petro and Ted Snider

x