While sports may temporarily transcend divisions in society, events like the Olympics rarely serve to advance countries’ diplomatic aims.
A bipartisan deal on infrastructure seems doable—but with the devil in the details, it is much harder than it looks.
Amid deliberations over President Trump’s first budget, debate has intensified over how to improve the nation’s infrastructure, as analysts say U.S. transportation, water, and other systems face major shortfalls.
President Trump’s State of the Union speech signaled the White House’s dangerous and growing fixation on using maximum pressure alone to denuclearize North Korea. But the soundest way to resolve the nuclear crisis lies in the simultaneous application of both maximum pressure and diplomatic engagement.
North Korea has embarked on an accelerated buildup of weapons of mass destruction and modernization of its already large conventional force.
The would-be independent state strikes a contrast with Somalia as a place of relative peace and democratic stability, but international recognition has remained out of reach.
United States institutions have led the charge against corruption and corporate malfeasance in Mexico. But they can’t replace a working homegrown legal system. For all the strides Mexico has made in structural reforms, economic growth will remain out of reach until the nation can enforce basic legal rules. You can't blame that on Donald Trump.
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Ambassador Nathan A. Sales discusses U.S. counterterrorism initiatives and developments to the UN Security Council Resolution on Foreign Terrorist Fighters. *Test Edit*
Coauthors Joe Biden and Michael Carpenter discuss the article, “How to Stand Up to the Kremlin: Defending Democracy Against Its Enemies,” which appears in the January/February issue of Foreign Affairs.
The Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium generates critical thinking about the consequences of herd mentality behavior in global economics.
Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland discusses the ongoing negotiations of NAFTA, and how the future of the trade agreement will influence U.S.-Canada relations.
Matthew C. Waxman
Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law and Foreign Policy
In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.
A rising India wants a seat at the table of global powers, and is ready to set its own terms on everything from defense to climate to trade. Ayres considers how a fiercely independent India seeks its place as a leading power, and how the United States should respond.
An authoritative look at South Korea's foreign-policy choices in an increasingly uncertain Asia.