A scholar who has closely followed reforms that MBS has made to Wahhabism, an austere form of Islam, explains the changes taking place in the Saudi kingdom and their impact.
While a few Republican politicians have aligned with former President Donald Trump’s isolationist foreign policy position, most candidates continue to push for the traditional stance of engagement.
While analysts fret over what Iran and Russia are up to in Syria, Kurdish aspirations continue to be overlooked.
An analysis of over 1,000 headlines shows key differences in how US media portray the aggressors and victims in the two conflicts.
Despite initiatives which appear to be normalising Suria’s relations with Arab states, Damascus remains isolated and insecure.
The NATO summit is a chance for world leaders to hash out difficult topics, like the war in Ukraine – and for the US to show off its leadership, writes a former diplomat.
Papua New Guinea’s relative proximity to both China and Australia could give the US a military advantage in the Pacific region.
It’s been more than 20 years since the US invaded Iraq, but the invasion still provides a cautionary tale about getting involved in an expensive war abroad.
Religious freedom has grown more important in US foreign policy – but does that come at the expense of promoting other human rights?
The South China Sea is of strategic and economic importance to Beijing and the US, setting up a potential power struggle that could spark conflict.
President Joe Biden recently spoke out in support of the ongoing protests in Israel, raising some observers’ eyebrows about the ties between Israel and the US.
The US president’s sentimental journey comes during a fragile political moment in Northern Ireland.
A newly approved trade deal could be an opportunity to return Northern Ireland’s political attention to pressing issues of health care, housing, energy costs and inflation.
The setting was grand, so too was the plan. But behind the peace plan put forward by China and welcomed by Russia, is the question, what do both nations seek?
Carter’s work in Zimbabwe forms a significant and under appreciated part of his legacy
China and Russia’s relationship is complex. But China’s decision to support Russia’s war on Ukraine could ultimately come down to China’s own political interests.
Moldova’s government has said that Russia is trying to overthrow its Western-leaning government and set up its own leaders there.
A new book argues that sanctions are a bad idea in principle, not very effective in practice, and often have unintended consequences.
Many genocide classes review the Holocaust or Cambodia’s Killing Fields. A scholar wanted to show that genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing still happen today.
While some world leaders and foreign policy experts expected IS to increase its attacks during COVID-19’s early days, travel bans and curfews helped slow violence.