At the Sochi summit, Erdogan, Putin, and Rouhani will discuss how to solve the conflict in Syria. But audiences back home will be at the front of their minds.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo toured Central Europe this week. The United States needs these countries as a buffer against its competitors to the east. But ignoring their drift towards internal repression would be foolish.
Whether the recently agreed-upon U.S.-Taliban draft peace framework will lead to real peace negotiations between Kabul and the Taliban or serve as U.S. President Donald Trump’s pretext for departing Afghanistan is unknown. The hard choices for the United States, the Afghan government, the Taliban, and regional and international stakeholders are still to come.
The United States and the EU would make more headway in trade talks if they worked together to combat China’s unscrupulous economic practices.
U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested that the United States can devastate Turkey economically. Is he right?
The secretary of state tried to establish a new vision. But it was neither as different from Obama’s as he intended, nor fully in sync with the U.S. president’s views.
This year, Trump and his European allies will skirmish over three main bones of contention.
Egypt has acquitted several foreign NGO workers who had been convicted of working without the Egyptian authorities’ permission. Is this Egypt’s olive branch to the international community?
The White House is pulling U.S. forces out of Syria. U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.” What comes next?
Kim Jong-un is prone to making bombastic threats and boasts. But it would be unwise to dismiss the North Korean leader’s words as mere hot air.
NATO must develop a plan that might credibly induce Moscow to reverse its violation and, even if it does not, will nonetheless preserve the alliance’s security.
Airbnb says it will no longer list properties to rent in the occupied West Bank. Other companies will be watching to see what happens next.
There’s an un-American way to make the pink wave permanent.
The Moscow meeting with the Taliban showed that advancing peace talks will require innovation and risk-taking. It is essential that the United States reengage in this process directly and keep pushing on all fronts until a format works.
President Trump has attacked U.S. support for democracy overseas. Here is how Congress can limit the damage.
The U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty reflects Washington’s long-standing concern that the treaty constrained its ability to counter China’s fast-growing missile forces in the Asia Pacific.
Reimposed U.S. sanctions on Iran are short on details and risk leaving U.S. partners uncertain about Washington’s intentions.
Jamal Khashoggi vanished in Istanbul. But the key to understanding the Saudi reaction to his disappearance lies in Riyadh.
The Trump administration’s willful dismissiveness toward many human rights concerns will only undercut U.S. interests, and make the country’s policies nasty, brutish, and short-sighted.
By extending a deadline on Russia sanctions until after the midterms, the United States has finally made a clever tactical decision—but only to mop up damage from earlier unforced errors.