Foreign Policy

The United States Needs a New Foreign Policy

The global order is crumbling, domestic renewal is urgent, and America must reinvent its role in the world.

SPECIAL REPORT: What if Biden Wins?

Part 1: Here’s what the world should expect from Joe Biden.

Does the Pentagon’s Checkbook Diplomacy Actually Work?

We know more about waste and corruption than about whether DoD's preferential procurement produces the desired results.

What America Will Lose if the Voice of America Sounds Like Trump

The recent purge at U.S.-funded broadcasters suggests a key foreign-policy tool is about to lose its value.

Biden’s Foreign Policy Would Be Better Than Trump's, But Just Barely

The former vice president lacks a consistent philosophy of when and how to use military force.

Trump Appointee to Foreign Aid Agency Has Denounced Liberal Democracy and 'Our Homo-Empire'

USAID's new deputy White House liaison has condemned the “tyrannical LGBT agenda” and celebrated Hungary’s right-wing prime minister as “the shining champion of Western civilization.”

Global Defense Spending Decline Expected As Nations Deal with Coronavirus 

Experts see domestic projects taking priority over national security in the coming years.

Russian Cargo Plane With Medical Supplies Lands in New York

Moscow seized the opportunity to promote its fulfillment of a U.S. purchase order.

Ep. 65: Preparing for the next coronavirus

Three things that could help better protect us ahead of the next coronavirus-like pandemic.

The West Can’t Even Agree on Itself, Much Less China

At the Munich Security Conference, allies argued with each other as much as their adversaries, rejecting Trump administration views on issue after issue.

Donald Trump Stumbles Into a Foreign-Policy Triumph

The president, however inadvertently, may be reminding the world of the reality of international relations.

Trump’s Fixation on the Hostage Crisis Is Driving His Iran Policy

The president’s approach to the Islamic Republic appears stuck in 1979.

Increased Tensions With Iran Could Boost Defense Spending

After three years of substantial increases, the defense budget was supposed to flatten. Experts say that’s now unlikely.

A Bigger Foreign-Policy Mess Than Anyone Predicted

In the 2010s, global affairs turned out far worse than the most pessimistic scenario foretold by U.S. intelligence experts.

‘Are You in This?’

If so many Americans believe Russia is an ally, China is a good business partner, and terrorism isn’t worth fighting anymore, how can the United States be counted on for global security?

Foreign Policy Isn't Just Up To Trump

The president’s defenders argue that U.S. foreign policy is whatever he says it is. Trouble is, that’s not what the Constitution says.

The US Has Supported Lebanon’s Corrupt Ruling Class Long Enough

As protestors rage against oligarchs, the United States should end its stability-minded approach and foster political and economic reform.