White House

Advice for the Next Secretary of Defense

Our most serious threats are not external. Biden’s team also must address the bitter polarization of our politics, which has divided our country and global institutions.

Gaslighting Can’t Obscure Trump’s Iran Failures

The Biden administration must make a firm break from Trump’s approach and restore the status quo ante.

America’s Far Right Isn’t Authoritarian. It’s Anti-Statist.

The distinction makes a difference in understanding and confronting the threat.

Pentagon Won’t Throw Traditional Farewell Ceremony for Trump

It’s a shame, and a missed opportunity — not despite recent events but because of them.

Kim Jong-un’s Shot Across Biden’s Bow

Last year was relatively quiet in U.S.-North Korean relations. That’s likely to change.

Mr. Vice President, Now Is the Time

Mike Pence must unify the nation. He must tell the truth about the election results to the millions who voted for him on the same ballot as Trump.

Biden Should Extend New START — and By the Full Five Years

Some have suggested the new president withhold a full extension of the nuclear-arms treaty in search of leverage for a new one.

Americans Were Worried About the Wrong Threat

Despite considerable hype about foreign interference, the greatest danger to American democracy is domestic.

Donald Trump Won’t Attend Biden’s Inauguration. So How Will He Leave Washington?

The timing of the departure has numerous logistical implications, including the plane’s call sign.

Pelosi Calls Milley To Discuss Keeping Nukes From Trump

The House Speaker's public revelation of the call may have been intended to pressure members of Trump’s cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment.

How Will Biden’s Pentagon Handle Extreme Right-Wing Media?

The Capitol riot was just the latest tell for propaganda outlets masquerading as newsrooms.

‘Once You Engage in Political Violence, It Becomes Easier to Do It Again’

A conversation with Ore Koren, a scholar of civil conflict and political violence.

This is Not a Coup

The mob riot on the Capitol Building was disgusting, violent, and deadly. It’s still not a coup. And that matters.

This Is a Coup

An armed mob has stormed the U.S. Capitol, using violence to stop the lawful certification of the Electoral College vote.

Right-Wing Extremists Storm US Capitol

Tear gas in the Rotunda after Trump-incited insurrectionists overwhelm Capitol Police, disrupt election certification.

Trump Could Still Start a Last-Ditch War With Iran

A final grand distraction before the president is forced to relinquish his office is a real danger that deserves serious attention.