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The Biden administration’s Saudi problem

To reset relations with Saudi Arabia, the Biden administration must work to secure the release of Saad Aljabri's children.

Rich countries’ ‘me first’ vaccine hoarding is leaving behind low-income nations

Rich countries help themselves to vaccines, leaving poor behind

Biden must act to save Navalny’s life — and hopes of freedom in Russia

Putin’s crackdown on the Russian opposition leader is the new administration’s first foreign policy crisis.

President Biden is starting on the right foot with Russia

The president takes a welcome new tack.

The resignation of Canada’s governor general should lead to abolishing the position

The office is perhaps best understood as something between a party planner for politicians and a part-time manager of one of the country’s lamer tourist attractions.

Biden’s predecessors emboldened Putin. Here’s how he can get Russia right.

The new administration should stand up for U.S. principles

France’s health-care crisis comes as no surprise after its neoliberal turn

It was a shock to discover that France — the world’s seventh largest economy, widely praised for its remarkable health system — could end up struggling to cover the basic needs of its hospitals.

China threw down the gauntlet to the Biden team on day one

China is trying to bully the incoming administration. But it won’t work.

Cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline starts Biden and Canada on the wrong foot

An opportunity to create thousands of new, well-paying jobs and increase economic opportunities on both sides of the border disappeared into thin air.
  • 3 days ago

Why Twitter should ban Iran’s supreme leader

Failing to take action against Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is shortsighted — and wrong.
  • 3 days ago

Biden is looking for bipartisan unity. Foreign policy would be a good place to start.

Judging from confirmation hearings of the national security team, there is substantial consensus on the country’s major threats.

Biden promised to end a devastating war. He must act — today.

Yemen has been devastated by a regional proxy war. But without action, the latest U.S. weapons sale to Saudi Arabia may be executed on Jan. 21.
  • 4 days ago

How Trump made China’s currency great again

Trump’s most lasting economic legacy might be trashing the dollar in ways that set up China to fill the void. Oh, the irony.
  • 4 days ago

Trump’s bluster failed Venezuela. Biden must use diplomatic and economic levers to address the crisis.

The goal should not be for outside powers to determine the fate of Venezuela.
  • 5 days ago

Putin’s arrest of Navalny reveals his true colors

He only knows police state methods against Alexei Navalny.

The Trump State Department’s final act: Calling out China for genocide

The Biden team will have a moral responsibility and a national security imperative to act.

Biden doesn’t need to rush back into the Iran nuclear deal to defuse tensions

Less could be more when negotiating with the Iranians.
  • 5 days ago

Twitter was right to suspend Trump. But no one should be banned forever.

If social media are the new public square, permanent expulsion is wrong.
  • 5 days ago
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Trump lost Turkey. Here’s how Biden could restore the crucial relationship.

Without Trump’s reckless diplomacy, Turkey would not have so deviated from the West.
  • Dec 16

Joe Biden will need to hit the ground running to restore ties with Europe

The president-elect’s European honeymoon won’t last long. There’s a lot to tackle.
  • Nov 9

Protesting farmers are teaching India a hard — but much needed — lesson

As tens of thousands of farmers take to protest, India's authorities would do well to listen to what the streets are saying.
  • Dec 9

The Biden administration’s Saudi problem

To reset relations with Saudi Arabia, the Biden administration must work to secure the release of Saad Aljabri's children.
  • 6 hours ago

Biden shouldn’t replace this Trump administration official

Biden should keep current Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger Carstens on board to send a powerful message to the families — and captors — of American hostages abroad.
  • Jan 12

China threw down the gauntlet to the Biden team on day one

China is trying to bully the incoming administration. But it won’t work.
  • 3 days ago

Rich countries’ ‘me first’ vaccine hoarding is leaving behind low-income nations

Rich countries help themselves to vaccines, leaving poor behind
  • 16 hours ago
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