A lasting solution to insecurity on the Tunisia-Libya border will require a broad socioeconomic approach that includes pursuing alternative development opportunities and tackling corruption.
The Trump administration’s plan for an “Arab NATO,” aimed at countering Iran’s influence, poses serious risks for the region.
India is not opposed to infrastructure development in the region, but it is concerned about the strategic implications of certain Chinese-led initiatives.
In the Trump era, the transatlantic relationship can no longer be an engine of global democracy. The EU should work with non-Western democratic powers to uphold the liberal international order.
It is the nature of the negotiation between the United States and Pakistan—the most important external players in the Afghan conflict—that will determine the outcome.
The period known as the “Emergency” in India—June 1975 to March 1977—is widely recognized as one of the darkest episodes in the nation’s 70-year history.
Former Indian Prime Minister Vajpayee’s “relaxed realism” on external issues stands in marked contrast to the liberals on the left and the nationalists on the right, who framed India’s international policies in extreme terms.
U.S. political commitment and leadership are essential to establishing inclusive, stable governance in eastern Syria.
The Founding Fathers carefully constructed a system of checks and balances on decisions over war and peace, which has broken down in recent years. The biggest foreign policy choice of all, whether to go to war, now lies with one person.
Uprisings from Tunis to Cairo promised to end autocracies and bring democratic reforms. Those early hopes for a fundamental shift in Middle Eastern politics appear to have been misplaced.
Despite the possibility for real democratic change, Zimbabwe’s July election has elevated another despot in Mugabe’s mold.
China has often been accused of practicing “debt-trap diplomacy”—miring supposed partners, particularly developing countries, in unsustainable debt-based relationships. But this is a misreading of the issue, and nowhere is this more apparent than in China’s dealings with Venezuela.
Politics in Libya have become hyperlocalized; the absence of a unifying power that can extend control over territory has been a theme ever since the 2011 revolution.
Expecting flexibility to single handedly deliver a revisited Europe can only feed disappointment. It cannot replace a clear understanding among EU members about the future of Europe.
Putin’s successful foreign policy agenda is starting to lose its power to command public support in the face of growing domestic frustrations.
Corruption in Nigeria runs from the jaw-dropping, to the mundane. However, the practice is more complicated and far-reaching than the familiar headlines suggest.
As it did before the Arab uprisings of 2011, the EU is putting economic interests and stability before human rights and the rule of law.
Turkey’s resolve to acquire the Russian strategic defensive weapon system S-400 Triumf raises the prospect of a severe damage to NATO and, by extension, to transatlantic security.
The troubles of the Turkish lira have deep roots. Turkey’s president has driven the economy into a narrow, dead-end alley.
If China returned to genuine neutrality on the Kashmir question between India and Pakistan, it could make it a lot easier for New Delhi to set aside its sovereignty argument on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.