Although the administration does not use the phrase “arms control” in describing its North Korea policy, achieving any “practical progress” would require limiting the quantitative growth and qualitative improvement of North Korea’s nuclear capabilities.
President Biden clearly wanted to give a presidential speech to mark the end of America's longest war and to avoid a wonky to-do list for the challenging follow-up that might be more appropriate for a Secretary of State.
Autocrats have bent the internet to serve anti-democratic purposes. Can democracies halt their march?
One of the great myths of the latter half of the 20th century is that humanity had in some way “succeeded” in building a “liberal international order,” underpinned by deep commitments from the most powerful Western nations on the one hand and acquiescence by non-liberal states on the other.
So many of today’s public discussions about Islam and Muslims are through the lens of security, and that has led to an absence of nuance and understanding around engaging domestically with our own Muslim communities of the West.
China has announced that the political ideology of its president, Xi Jinping, will now be taught in schools from elementary through the university level.
As its time as the sole superpower concludes, U.S. influence in the Middle East is inevitably waning. But the process is being hastened by rapid change in what have long been the three pillars of American policy in the region: stability, Israel, and oil.
The responsibility to declare war rightly belongs to Congress, and if Congress keeps passing the buck, then President Biden, his successor, or the voting public ought to insist that it fulfill its obligations.
There are external, structural, and international considerations that need to be kept firmly in view when looking at Afghanistan. To put it bluntly: ideology is going to have to take a backseat if the Taliban government is to survive.
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s upcoming meeting with President Joe Biden is almost certain to be one of the smoothest White House meetings with a U.S. president in recent years.
A survey of experts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the viability of the two-state solution.
As Americans, we have many strengths, but strategic patience is not among them. We have been able to summon it at critical times such as the Revolutionary War and World War II, where, for example, Congress did not threaten to defund the war effort if it wasn’t wrapped up by 1944.
Navalny’s return and arrest only accelerated the Russian autocracy’s adoption of an even more repressive model of governance.
The fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban may not have immediate implications for the credibility of U.S. commitment to Taiwan. But the Afghan National Army’s rapid collapse and the American military’s hasty withdrawal highlight important facts for decision makers in Washington, Taipei and Beijing.
The recent spate of ransomware attacks in the United States, including against critical infrastructure in the case of the Colonial Pipeline attack, raises questions about U.S. Cyber Command’s role in responding to this type of malicious behavior.
The ongoing withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan is transforming diplomatic and security dynamics in Central Asia, creating opportunities for Russia and China to enhance their engagement with increasingly anxious governments in the region.
Contrary to received wisdom, Indian elections have largely been getting less decisive over time, although the effect is generally not statistically significant.
As the countries around it descended into civil war or regressed into authoritarianism, Tunisia held free and fair national and local elections, adopted a liberal-democratic constitution, and witnessed a peaceful transition of power.
Overall, Shelby Grossman’s new book advances an understanding of the informal trade that is so ubiquitous in African economies, using a commendable and ambitious research strategy.
Defence Secretary Austin struck the right note during his visit to Southeast Asia by not following the Trumpian playbook of denouncing China at every turn, but instead promoting positive relations with the region for their own sake.