Inside the United States' Decades-Long Economic War With Iran
As a potential armed conflict looms, one expert takes a look at the sanctions that have been most devastating to innocent civilians.
Trump's Budget Proposal Cuts Funding for the UNICEF Line Item
The move is expected by analysts to further diminish America's "soft power."
2018 Was the Deadliest Year for Afghan Civilians in Recent Record
On the heels of peace talks between the Taliban and U.S. government, a new U.N. report finds increased violence at the hands of ISIS.
Why Are Foreign Powers Helping an Indicted War Criminal Remain the President of Sudan?
Omar al-Bashir is facing his most serious domestic challenge of his presidency, but the international community continues to back his leadership—despite his violent past.
Despite Record Spending, the U.S. Military Would Be at 'Grave Risk' in a War With Russia or China
How can a country that spends so much on its military be at such a disadvantage?
Jamal Khashoggi's Death Underlines the Influence of U.S Foreign Policy in the Middle East
The United States has, over the years, weakened several important norms and signals that may have discouraged the violent actions of the Saudi government.
How China Is Gaining Political Influence Through Social Management
The Chinese Communist Party is exploiting and exporting technological innovations to establish a panoptic form of governance—one through which it becomes possible for the state to constantly monitor individuals.
A Senior Adviser to the U.S. Ambassador to Israel Has Financial Ties to Entities Advocating Pro-Israel Policy
Recently released disclosure forms from Aryeh Lightstone, top aide to ambassador David Friedman, reveal his connections to groups that have advocated for pro-Israel policy.
When Is the U.S. Responsible for Allies' Civilian Casualties?
The U.S. is effectively fighting both sides of Yemen's ongoing civil war, with no clear definition of what victory looks like.
After 17 Years of Fighting Terror, the U.S. Makes a Disastrous Pivot
Despite the ongoing ascension of non-state armed groups in the Middle East, the U.S. military seems to be pivoting to a power competition against Russia and China.
Trump's Trade War Would Be Very Bad for Many Americans
Here's what the U.S. stands to lose in a trade war.
Making Sense of North and South Korea's Diplomatic Summit
A foreign policy expert weighs in on the promises made between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un, and where the world goes from here.
Are Foreign-Influenced Social Media Campaigns Part of the New Political Playbook?
Foreign governments, taking a page from the Russian election playbook, have begun to realize the outsized impact subliminal social media campaigns can have on Americans. Have social media campaigns become the new lobbying de rigueur?
Trump Reaches Peak Brinkmanship With His Jerusalem Embassy Bid
Analysts around the globe caution such a move would put any peace talks between Israel and Palestine at risk.
Is the Trump Administration More Interested in Combatting Tehran Than ISIS?
First Washington went after the nuclear deal, now it wants Iran-backed defenses against ISIS out of Iraq.
Mexico and Canada Throw Barbs at U.S. NAFTA Proposals
The United States has proposed several changes to the trade agreement, most of which appear to be aimed at reducing the U.S. trade deficit.