To be a world leader after 1945, the US had to be seen to be anti-racist. Now it no longer cares who is watching.
April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, which catalyzed action to protect the environment not just in the US but internationally.
The collapse of the government in Kosovo is a victory for reactionary forces within Kosovo and the self-seeking agenda of the Trump administration.
A Biden presidency would be highly likely to adopt policies that would restore the cooperative links that prevailed under Obama.
The US is taking an untraditional approach in its peace talks with the Taliban. The new deal does not contain many of the elements that are typically key to a successful peace negotiation.
The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft threatens to radically realign the politics of US national security.
The conflict between Iran and the US has gone on for decades. A scholar of social movements in Iran asks why the US has consistently failed to support that country's activist reform movements.
As the North Atlantic Treaty Organization celebrates its 70th anniversary with a leaders' meeting in London, five US scholars shed light on NATO's history and its potential future.
In northern Syria, Trump has caused U.S. allies and rivals to view American commitments in a new, uncertain light. Other countries may now shift to depend less on the U.S., weakening national power.
Revolutions are built not on deep misery but on rising expectations. History may not provide much hope of immediate change in Hong Kong – but protesters may have a longer view.
Since the 1940s, Congress has largely let the president make decisions, while members of the House and Senate endorse or condemn those actions from the sidelines.
Why the US decision to withdraw troops from northern Syria is so dangerous.
Data show that the US intervenes more in other countries' affairs than it did in the past. It also currently hires fewer career professionals for ambassadorial or foreign affairs positions.
The US has historically asked for international support when brewing conflicts in the Middle East boiled over.
As US national security advisor, John Bolton was too much of a warmonger for Donald Trump.
Political leaders are ignoring dangerous threats to American national sovereignty, security and citizens' peace of mind.
After Brexit, the UK will need to decide whether it supports EU diplomacy or US militarism.
Donald Trump stepped back from launching US airstrikes inside Iran, but the conflict is unabated and there appears to be no way out of confrontation for now.
Both Iran and the US say they are not seeking a war, but it could happen by default.
Traveling death squads. Sadistic torture techniques. Stolen babies. The US helped it all happen by aiding Argentina's military regime in the 1970s, according to newly declassified documents.