Big Tech threatens democracy. Few have considered a practical solution: taking away the platforms‘ role as gatekeepers of content.
John Kerry, the secretary of state, talks to Foreign Affairs about Syria, Russia, his biggest regrets, and his plans for his last months in office.
COVID-19 could linger for years in rural America-just as influenza did a century ago.
Enhancing national security must start with the fundamental truth that the United States cannot protect itself or its interests without the help of others.
Iraq is hardly the failed state that Ned Parker portrayed in these pages, argues Antony Blinken, the U.S. vice president‘s national security adviser. Norman Ricklefs sees Iraq‘s politics becoming more moderate and less sectarian. Parker replies that despite these improvements, Baghdad still violates human rights and ignores the rule of law.
Indeed, the United States‘ primary problem with Europe today is that, far from being too strong and assertive, it is too weak and inward-looking. The challenge for U.S. policy is to encourage Europe to develop the cohesion and capability to become a true transatlantic partner.
A closer look shows that Europe and the United States are in fact converging culturally, economically, and even strategically. This phony crisis in relations only makes it more difficult to tap the full potential of the transatlantic partnership.
Stacey Abrams and other authors respond to Francis Fukuyama‘s Foreign Affairs essay "Against Identity Politics" and discuss the meaning and value of identity politics in the United States and beyond.
The pandemic offers a startling reminder that effective governance and a flourishing democracy at home are the foundation of American leadership in the world.
New risks to the planet should challenge the conventional wisdom on fighting climate change.
‘To Start a War‘ reinforces prevailing views about the dysfunction, naivet, and dogmatism of Bush and his advisers ahead of the Iraq war.
U.S. diplomacy is badly broken, but it is not beyond repair. It must be reinvented for a new era.
Diplomacy could succeed where military force has failed.
Washington needs to fundamentally rethink the way it approaches the funding of its foreign policy.
Although much of the discussion on U.S.-Chinese competition focuses on its bilateral dimension, the United States will ultimately need to embed its China strategy in a dense network of relationships and institutions in Asia and the rest of the world
Washington needs to figure out its real interests in the Middle East and craft a strategy to advance them.
Abiy has made a good start. But there is a long way to go.
Western diplomats and intelligence services are scrambling to assess a series of alarming protests in Ethiopia that are raising questions about whether Africa‘s brightest growth story of the last decade is about to unravel.
The imperative-and limits-of a post-Trump foreign policy.
The United States must Join the market or be left behind.
The Biden administration needs to solve global problems in a way that brings visible benefits at home and abroad.
The world cannot let the March disaster at Japan‘s Fukushima power plant scare it into forgoing the benefits of nuclear energy -- a cheap, reliable, and safe source of electricity. Still, writes a former U.S. undersecretary of energy, the United States does need to update its safety standards and reform its handling of nuclear waste.
The 2015 Iran nuclear deal stands as a model for combining the threat of sanctions and continued isolation with the hard work of negotiating, even between countries whose relationships are shaped by conflict and distrust. The Trump administration‘s decision to withdraw from the agreement has turned Iran into a nearly impossible problem for future U.S. governments.
Making good on the pledge to end poverty won‘t be enough.