Germany’s governing Christian Democrats chose Armin Laschet as their new party leader to succeed the long-serving Angela Merkel. He promises to continue Merkel’s legacy and centrist policies.
North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs have continued despite the pandemic. Pyongyang may accelerate plans to modernize its arsenal to build leverage in case of potential negotiations with the Biden administration.
Ten years after its protests sparked the Arab Spring, Tunisia remains the lone country in the Middle East to have effectively changed its system of governance. Yet many Tunisians have mixed feelings about how much progress their country has made.
The United States faces far greater dangers at home than abroad. To survive, America must rethink what it means to secure the nation.
In an unexpected constitutional decree, Oman’s new sultan created a crown prince position and reconfigured the powers of the country’s two-chamber assembly. But to create real change, he would have to empower the consultative council to truly represent citizens.
By pushing economic liberalization in the Middle East without requiring transparency and fighting corruption, international donors have allowed the region’s elites to hog power and resources. The result is a combustible mix of anger and disillusionment.
American democracy has been deeply damaged by a president’s refusal to concede power and his supporters’ use of violence and intimidation to pressure political officials—problems fueled by polarization and an antidemocratic faction of the Republican Party. Here’s where the fault lines come from—and how to begin patching them.
During a year in which many were confined at home, books offered people a precious opportunity to expand their horizons. Here, Carnegie scholars share a selection of the best books they read in 2020.
The United States cannot continue to go it alone in the Middle East. Here’s why a selective multilateral approach to fixing problems in the region will bring better results.
Reeling from a military defeat in a war with Turkey-backed Azerbaijan, can Armenia’s hard-won democracy withstand domestic political turmoil?
While Generation Z will inherit the fallout from failures of U.S. leadership at home and abroad, it has the tools and perspective to shape a more sustainable and inclusive future. Four principles of a Gen Z foreign policy should guide today’s policymakers for tomorrow’s global challenges.
The skirmishes between China and India along their contested border do not occur within a bubble. Beijing’s military action will have a damaging ripple effect on economic ties between the two Asian giants.
Ethiopia’s leader has gained the upper hand in confronting an uprising in the country’s northernmost region of Tigray. But his tough actions have unleashed a torrent of problems.
When President-elect Joe Biden takes office, he will face a daunting task: to bring together a country battered by the coronavirus pandemic and scarred by deep political divisions. Here are four practical ways he can help Americans find common ground.
If Europe’s economies enter free fall after the coronavirus pandemic, it could provide fertile ground for the return of populist parties. That outcome can be avoided, but not by simply muddling through.
A November 2020 U.S. missile defense test stands to upend strategic stability and complicate future arms control. The test marks a crossing of the Rubicon, with irreversible implications.
The six-week war between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh has ended, shifting the regional landscape in the Caucasus. Yet the fragile peace has come at great cost to Armenia, which feels betrayed by Russia and abandoned the West.
The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons will neither rid the world of nuclear weapons nor leave it more vulnerable to war, despite the hopes and fears of its staunchest proponents and opponents.
After the firestorm of polarization of recent months, can post-election America heal its divisions? Sobering portents of continued polarization point to the need to manage rather than try to cure the disease.
Leaving the Paris Agreement is the final nail in the coffin of American leadership on climate change. What’s next?