The representation of religion in mainstream media often leaves a great deal to be desired. When it comes to Islam, it is often abysmal.
The fact that the NATO summit shared half a split screen with the Congressional impeachment inquiry hearings only tethered the NATO event more closely to President Trump’s personal needs and politics and ensured it would be all about him.
If U.S. policy assumes China cannot play a constructive role within the system America designed, then the United States will, in effect, be prodding China into championing a parallel, separate system, with very different rules.
The EU’s ambition is to become a more strategically autonomous security player. But this will require more attention to designing EU defense initiatives so they strengthen both European and transatlantic security.
The attacks of the president and his supporters need to be answered with a pragmatic stance and concrete solutions. It is what any citizen of one of the richest countries in the world has the right to expect.
By putting up roadblocks to the necessary transition to a low-carbon global economy, Trump is making American businesses less competitive and leaving new jobs and economic opportunities up for grabs to other countries.
Trump and Brexit are challenging Europe’s defense cooperation. The incoming European Commission will need to devote time and effort to make up for any shortfall.
Decades after the Soviet Union wooed the leaders of Africa’s newly independent nations with weapons, scholarships, and anti-colonial rhetoric, Moscow is trying to stage a comeback on the continent. Can the Kremlin leverage its lean resources to wily effect on Africa?
Russia increasingly looks to Africa to project power and influence. This presents a challenge as the United States seeks to promote democracy, peace, and prosperity.
How a president chooses his language on foreign policy and national security often dictates how he governs.