The most likely nuclear risk Pyongyang poses is spreading WMD technology in the Middle East.
South Korea’s ruling party suffered a crushing defeat in the Seoul and Busan by-elections. Will this rebuke by voters change the political calculus for President Moon Jae-in ahead of the 2022 presidential contest?
Despite a slow start, the EU is working hard to hammer out a renewed nuclear deal between the United States and Iran. But it won’t be easy.
A coalition of democracies is sanctioning China for its treatment of Uyghurs. Does this herald a new joint strategy among democracies for addressing China’s human rights violations in Xinjiang?
Relations have long been complicated between Egypt and Turkey: two powerful countries who share lively economic links and queasy political relations. But recently Ankara has been edging toward a rapprochement. What’s going on?
The Saudi and U.S. government relationship is in crisis. Is the Biden administration doing enough to heal it?
Facebook’s Oversight Board—an independent group of experts set up by the social media giant—is reviewing whether to continue to ban former U.S. president Donald Trump from the platform. What it decides to do may have a lasting impact on American democracy.
Myanmar’s military has seized power in a coup after nearly a decade of sharing power with elected lawmakers.
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.