The first reaction to Trump’s win in Beijing and Pyongyang has been to raise the champagne flutes.
In the heat of the moment, there can be a temptation to overstate the importance of events. But Trump’s election marks the end of an era. Asia’s international politics have entered uncharted waters.
U.S. Marines in Honduras in July 2016.
Violence, poverty and oppression in Honduras are causing thousands to flee to the US. Will Trump own the role of US foreign policy in creating these problems?
The dust has yet to settle.
Scarred by disastrous wars and thousands of deaths caused by terrorism, the world is still reeling from the events of September 2001.
Does Hillary Clinton have her own brand of American exceptionalism?
Is America exceptional? An expert on rhetoric examines how the idea has changed over time, and how Democrats are claiming their own version.
Where is the love?
The US is held to a different standard than other countries – but it mostly has itself to blame.
Here they come.
EPA/Lynn Bo Bo
American presidents of all stripes have long prided themselves on promoting democracy abroad – but in the 21st century, security comes first.
Sergeant Paul Shaw LBIPP (Army)/MOD
The second organisational pillar of the European order isn't as threatened as the EU – but there's trouble ahead.
Barack Obama and Shinzō Abe at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial.
Speaking at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Barack Obama sounded a hopeful note – but both the US and Japan still fall short.
The 82nd Airborne taking part in NATO exercises in Spain.
No election in recent times has so clearly presented American voters with such a stark choice when it comes to U.S. foreign policy. A guide to the major differences.
The Republicans' disaster of a frontrunner is making moves to appear more presidential. Is anyone fooled?
What’s he saying about me?
Barack Obama's dour disappointment with Europe is far more powerful than his worries about a Brexit.
At Parque de la Memoria, Obama and Macri pay tribute to victims of the dictatorship.
Argentina and the US have never had the cosiest of relationships. Could opening up old secrets help bring them together?
Putin talks, Russia listens.
To his home audience, Vladimir Putin's strategy in Syria appears to be sound.
EAP/Russian Defence Ministry
Despite a fierce exchange of rhetoric over Russia's airstrikes in Syria, it makes sense for Moscow and Washington to coordinate their military intervention.
Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko with Barack Obama in 2014.
Washington would do well to leave the Cold War rhetoric in the past.
Japan and the US are taking no chances.
Japan has spent decades proudly staying out of military matters, but China's maritime belligerence has changed all that.
The letter’s author - freshman Senator Tom Cotton - fitting right in
This week’s open declaration of hostility by 47 Republican senators to any US agreement with Iran has generated much handwringing about the state of American domestic politics. The tone and manner of their…
President Obama’s publication of his 2015 National Security Strategy on February 6th is the kind of event that generates great heat and discussion among a relatively small group of policymakers, pundits…
Foreign PR campaigns have been waged for decades. Films like 1930’s All Quiet on the Western Front were significantly altered to appease Germany’s Nazi Party.
Feature films and television shows notoriously play fast-and-loose with the facts. When prologues proclaim “Based on a True Story,” they’re gracefully implying that what follows is mostly fiction. Awards…
New order: Iran’s annual military parade.
The mess in the Middle East is forcing states into actions that previously appeared unimaginable. Sworn enemies are suspending or at least compartmentalising grievances. The idea that an American secretary…