Foreign Policy

A defense treaty is not how Biden should fix the Saudi relationship

To fend off Iran, Riyadh must improve its military, not rely on U.S. protection.

US Open to Expanding AUKUS

New participants to the partnership between Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States would need to provide beneficial tech contributions, officials said.

‘If We Don’t Sell Them Arms, Someone Else Will’ Is a Myth

Some of the assumptions that underpin this familiar refrain don’t hold water.

In a Changing Security Environment, Defend Your Values

America’s inclusive narrative, and its capacity to learn, remain a beacon for the world.

Everyone Please Chill, Okinawa Governor Says Amid Pacific Tensions

Denny Tamaki says “peaceful diplomacy” will help maintain “balance.”

The Risks of De-escalation

At the wrong time and place, it can do more harm than good—as its Mideast track record shows.

Defense One Radio, Ep. 116: Has US foreign policy become too militarized?

Two researchers compiled data on U.S. military interventions from 1776 to 2019. Here's what they learned.

The Saudi-China Deal Tells Us What Autocracies Want From Each Other

Biden’s blunt democracy-vs.-autocracy rhetoric may be pushing U.S. security partners toward Beijing.