The Biden administration has a difficult task in punishing Russia for its invasion without becoming embroiled in a full-scale war.
The tensions with Russia have forged a new unity in the North Atlantic alliance.
Negotiations between Western democracies and Russia over the fate of Ukraine took place against a backdrop of Russia troops entering Kazakhstan. It’s a reminder that Russia is willing to play tough.
The boycott is ambiguous and will undermine the value of sport in diplomacy.
Violence in Ethiopia could cause ripples across the Horn of Africa, destabilizing the region.
Despite a ‘major breach of trust,’ the recent spat between France and the US corresponds to a long cycle of conflict and rapprochement between the two countries.
Kennan was one of America’s few true experts on Soviet affairs. He famously urged a “Containment” strategy to prevent Soviet expansionism, advising against military responses and arms build-ups.
After 20 years in Afghanistan and many promises made, the U.S. does hold responsibility for Afghans’ fate, including their human right to access education.
As American troops leave Afghanistan, a scholar of the country’s history and culture reexamines his photos of the nation’s people.
Gender equality doesn’t top any country’s international agenda – yet. But ever more countries, including the US, are starting to discern that women’s rights really are human rights.
Saudi’s crown prince approved the killing and dismemberment of a Washington Post columnist in 2018, the Biden administration says. So how can the US still see the Saudis as good partners?
In the long term the US still needs Saudi Arabia as an ally in the Middle East.
The US president is sending a message to Saudi Arabia. But it might also find that negotiations with Tehran are tougher.
A decade ago, the lack of a clear policy by the Obama administration let the region down. But might US have another opportunity in the Middle East?
There were messages for friend and foe alike, but Biden was strangely silent on Brexit.
Biden wants to restore US global leadership after four years of Trump’s isolationism and antagonism. These are some of the challenges and opportunities he’ll face, from China to Latin America.
President Biden call say it all he likes, but it’s going to take more than upbeat messages to heal the deep divides in American society.
Biden’s inaugural speech focused mainly on healing domestic rifts and a new kind of politics at home. But he also signalled a return to engagement with the outside world.
America’s hardline policy towards Iran has failed. The incoming US president has an opportunity to change course.
A survey of 800 foreign policy experts identified four international issues where Republicans and Democrats may actually cooperate to get something done – and one area of severe disagreement.