Killing Terrorists Is Not a Strategy
Trump’s Afghanistan speech gave little indication of how he plans to end America’s longest war.
Ugly History Shouldn’t Be BeautifulWhat Germany can teach the U.S. about remembering an ugly past without glorifying it.
The Real Nuclear OptionAmericans are disturbingly unbothered by the idea of striking first with nuclear weapons.
Trump’s Insecurity Is a Threat to Our SecurityThe president’s worries about his own illegitimacy have caused a rift with intelligence agencies.
With Trump, Flattery Will Get You EverywhereEmmanuel Macron gives a master class in pushing the president’s buttons.
Handshake in HamburgTrump got through his first meeting with Putin without any major gaffes, but the Russian president emerged as the winner.
The NSA’s Inadvertent Role in the Major Cyberattack on UkraineThe agency is watching as one of its hacking tools wreaks havoc.
Russia’s Power TripThe country’s “new” weapon for disrupting electric grids should be a wake-up call.
The Tussle in BrusselsTrump has created another unnecessary crisis by failing to endorse NATO’s core principle.
The Tarnishing of H.R. McMasterOne of America’s finest soldiers has been dragged into Trump’s swamp of deceit.
We Don’t Need More Reports on CybersecurityTrump’s new executive order is the latest in three decades of stalling.
A Short Bus Ride to NowhereWhy did Trump summon the entire Senate to the White House to tell them things they already know about North Korea?
You Go to War With the Army You InheritTrump wants us to think he’s already expanding the military. That makes no sense.
Chain of ConfusionMilitary commanders’ rebuke of Trump after Charlottesville points to a crisis for civilian control of the military.
Brace Yourselves for Iran Deal RepealHow Trump could still blow up Obama’s crowning diplomatic achievement.
The Iran TrapTrump is stuck with Obama’s nuclear deal. And his efforts to undermine it can only help Tehran.
Trump Has Nothing to Offer EuropeHis performance at the G-20 showed he has no interest in leading the Western world.
Trump Meets PutinThis week, the president has to pull off the delicate feat of standing up to Russia without blowing up the relationship entirely. Worried yet?
Foreign Policy by TweetTrump is in no position to solve North Korea. We should be scared he will try.
An Abdication of DutyBy letting James Mattis decide U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, Trump is proving once again how unfit he is to lead.
What Trump Doesn’t Know Will Hurt UsThe GOP excuse about Trump’s ignorance will lead America to disaster.
Trump’s Sunni StrategyThe president wants America to take sides in the Middle East’s sectarian rivalry. That won’t end well.
Containing the InfectionWe can’t stop cyberattacks, but there are steps governments and companies must take now to limit the damage they cause.
Whatever Happened to the Plan to Defeat ISIS?Defeating the jihadi group used to be Trump’s top priority. Now he seems to have forgotten about it just as the battle has reached its bloody climax.
Unstrategic ImpatienceNorth Korea’s nukes are a long-term worry, not an immediate crisis. Trump’s belligerence could change that.
Return of the Madman TheoryTrump’s foreign policy is so erratic and unpredictable, it might just make the world more stable—for a very short time.