Foreign Policy

Lawmakers Seek To Flex Dormant Foreign-Policy Muscle On Capitol Hill

“Right now we have an unbroken streak of one,” a Senate aide told Defense One.

Biden Asks India to ‘Do More’ to Stop Russia and Help Ukraine

In a virtual meeting, the president pushed India’s Modi to cut Russian energy purchases, while the White House kept a diplomatically polite facade.

Biden to Tap Colombia As Next Major Non-NATO Ally

The longtime security partner would be the 19th country and third in South America to receive the designation.

‘Battle Between Democracy and Autocracy’ Leads Biden’s First State of the Union

President says Putin “will pay” even more for Ukraine invasion–but mentions no other foreign policy priorities.

US Orders Most Troops, Diplomats to Leave Ukraine

160 National Guardsmen pulled from Ukraine; skeleton crew left in Kyiv after Biden-Putin phone call produces “no fundamental change."

US’ Written Response To Russia ‘Isn’t About Concession,’ Blinken says

NATO and U.S. officials proposed ideas to cooperate with Moscow, an attempt to avert conflict over Ukraine.

Russia Neither Accepts Nor Rejects NATO’s Offer To Restart Talks

Representatives from Moscow and NATO members will talk with their respective governments about whether to continue discussions, Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said.

Waiting for Attribution in Cyberspace: A Tragicomedy

“We were so hopeful last March when the UN Open-Ended Working Group agreed to endorse all 11 of us voluntary, non-binding norms of responsible state behavior.”

Mind the ‘Middle Powers’ Gap

While pivoting from terrorism to great powers, the U.S. should pay far more attention those countries caught in the struggle between democracy and authoritarianism.

CIA Creates China Center To Shift To Great Power Competition

“It’s taking the top slot from the counterterrorism mission over the past 20 years,” said John Doyon, executive vice president of INSA.

‘There Will Be No Withdrawal’: Syrian Allies Say US Has Promised to Keep Some Troops There

But for how long? The Kurds say uncertainty is emboldening Turkey, Russian-backed militias, and the Assad regime.

What’s Next for the Quad?

This year’s summit has demonstrated the leaders’ ambitions. Regular leaders’ summits will be needed to maintain the pace and focus.

Biden Just Gave France Something More Valuable than a Submarine Contract

The White House endorsement of European defense apart from NATO is worth more than a $66 billion deal with Australia.

Biden Counters China’s Allegations Of A New ‘Cold War’ In UN Speech

The president’s remarks on human rights, freedom of navigation, and authoritarianism were a thinly veiled message to Beijing.

A Rahm Emanuel is Exactly What Japan Wants, Asia Scholars Say

What matters in American politics is not what matters to Tokyo.