Foreign Policy

Indians Are Supporting George Floyd—and Ignoring Police Brutality in Their Own Country

Indians Are Supporting George Floyd—and Ignoring Police Brutality in Their Own Country

There are no protests to mark the systematic mistreatment of the country’s poor, lower-caste communities, or other minority groups.
The NYPD Sees Coordination in Protests. It’s Incentivized To.

The NYPD Sees Coordination in Protests. It’s Incentivized To.

Since 9/11, federal funding for counterintelligence has shifted the way New York and other cities are policed.
The Coronavirus Could Hit Putin Most of All

The Coronavirus Could Hit Putin Most of All

New surveys show a surprising decline in the Russian president’s popularity. The pandemic will accelerate a trend of mistrust in the Kremlin.
The Pandemic and the Protests

The Pandemic and the Protests

How Trump’s response to both endangers U.S. national security.
New Anti-Terrorism Law Would Enhance Duterte’s Power

New Anti-Terrorism Law Would Enhance Duterte’s Power

In the Philippines, the House of Representatives just passed legislation that will enable a crackdown on government critics.
The United States Will Learn Nothing From the Pandemic

The United States Will Learn Nothing From the Pandemic

It’s the country’s biggest crisis in decades—and all signs suggest Americans will absorb all the wrong lessons from it.
Hundreds of Former National Security Officials Condemn Trump’s Response to Protests

Hundreds of Former National Security Officials Condemn Trump’s Response to Protests

In a letter, more than 200 former senior diplomats and military leaders say there is “no role” for the U.S. military to deal with protesters exercising free speech rights.
As U.S. Injustices Rage, China’s Condemnation Reeks of Cynicism

As U.S. Injustices Rage, China’s Condemnation Reeks of Cynicism

Beijing is no ally to those fighting for justice—it’s simply defending its own injustices.
No-Deal Brexit Looks Likelier Than Ever After the Pandemic

No-Deal Brexit Looks Likelier Than Ever After the Pandemic

The U.K. and EU still find themselves far apart on crucial issues—with time running out.
Could the Pandemic Kill the United Kingdom?

Could the Pandemic Kill the United Kingdom?

Boris Johnson’s bungled coronavirus response could fuel calls for Scottish independence and Irish unification.
China Is Weaponizing Globalization

China Is Weaponizing Globalization

The Chinese Communist Party has turned global ties into its own tools.
Israel and Iran Just Showed Us the Future of Cyberwar With Their Unusual Attacks

Israel and Iran Just Showed Us the Future of Cyberwar With Their Unusual Attacks

A shadow war fought largely in secret has reached a new, more open phase.
How High Will the U.S. Unemployment Rate Go?

How High Will the U.S. Unemployment Rate Go?

As officials announce the latest monthly unemployment report and the stock market continues to rise, economists debate whether the worst has passed.
China’s Steps Backward Began Under Hu Jintao

China’s Steps Backward Began Under Hu Jintao

Beijing’s new aggression and ideological reaction started well before Xi Jinping.
Esper Orders Some U.S. Troops Deployed for Protests to Leave Washington

Esper Orders Some U.S. Troops Deployed for Protests to Leave Washington

Elements of an elite paratrooper unit will leave Washington in a move that could spark tensions between the White House and the Pentagon.
Putin Is Warping Russia’s Pandemic Response

Putin Is Warping Russia’s Pandemic Response

Doctors are being attacked and critics silenced as Moscow tries to control the narrative.
The Coronavirus Reaches Rural India

The Coronavirus Reaches Rural India

Data shows the world’s biggest democracy hasn’t flattened the curve—it’s only delayed its peak.
Russia’s Cynicism Is Infecting U.S. Politics

Russia’s Cynicism Is Infecting U.S. Politics

The two great powers have always been mirrors of each other—for good and bad.
In Afghanistan, the Islamic State Threatens Long-Term Peace

In Afghanistan, the Islamic State Threatens Long-Term Peace

After a bloody Ramadan, the Afghan government and the Taliban called for a three-day truce that mostly continues. But Islamic State terrorists are already conducting more massacres.
Yes, Lafayette Square Is Tahrir Square

Yes, Lafayette Square Is Tahrir Square

A central thread links the unrest across the United States with recent upheavals in the Middle East—the basic demand of the protesters.