While it is essential for the United States to restore U.S. leadership and credibility on issues that are vital to national security and prosperity, there is one region that simply isn’t as important as it used to be: the Middle East.
A new cold war is being waged without rules and without any kind of visible desire from the Russian side to initiate a new “détente,” or at least a “reset”.
Along the border between Tunisia and Libya, informal trade agreements led to a tight-knit border economy. But political changes in both Libya and Tunisia have fundamentally altered the economic and security landscape.
Abe’s resignation marks the end of an era. Will his successor be a visionary leader, or will the ruling party fall back into patterns of combustible internal divisions?
With more than 750,000 Israeli settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem now, the stakes are much higher in 2020. The U.S. should create a new model for bilateral support that entrenches Palestinian sovereignty rather than incentivizes Israeli settlements.
Massive and persistent, protests in the usually quiet country of Belarus have taken the world by surprise and suddenly brought the country to the centre of Europe's attention.
The coronavirus has accelerated a negative trend toward a more polarized and fragmented world. While movement restrictions have momentarily diminished effective diplomacy, the pandemic could help shape a more agile diplomatic craft.
As nations ask people to stay home to stop the spread of COVID-19, reports of domestic violence have soared. Yet some European governments are trying to roll back rules designed to protect women.
Whether the Israel-UAE deal holds and has an enduring impact on the region will depend on several factors.
The shift to cloud computing has helped improve cybersecurity, but it isn't without risk. Mapping out those risks and their impacts is vital to ensuring the cloud remains safe and secure.
The ideas of European Identitarians, an extremist far-right movement, affect and impact the politics of so much of the western world, and beyond.
It is having the side effect of appearing to dismantle the policy of ‘engagement’ with China of the previous seven US administrations and the way they treated Taiwan.
In today's digital era, governments are increasingly relying on digital surveillance technology to support national security and public order priorities.
The months before and after presidential elections are particularly fragile for foreign policy, and it would be a mistake to underestimate how much havoc Trump can still wreak on American interests.
The Working Group on Egypt calls on U.S. officials to condemn the August 25 ruling by a terrorism circuit court in Egypt against Bahey Eldin Hassan, one of the founders of Egypt’s human rights movement.
Former U.S. vice president Joe Biden is well placed to defeat U.S. President Donald Trump in November. But to do so, he must mobilize America’s clear anti-Trump majority to march behind his banner.
Egypt’s recent security and macro-economic stabilization has been built on weak foundations and Covid-19 has further exposed this fragility.
It has also committed itself to increasing the share of non-fossil fuel-based electricity to 40% by 2030 and to create a cumulative carbon sink, by enhancing its forest cover in order to absorb 2.5-3 billion tons of carbon dioxide by 2030.
It should be obvious that the timing of normalization efforts in the Middle East are tied to the political interests of the key players.
Revisions to the U.S.–South Korea missile guidelines open a new era in Seoul’s space ambitions, but their consequences for regional security are limited.