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If Trump Forgets About Human Rights in Asia, the World Will Suffer

If Trump Forgets About Human Rights in Asia, the World Will Suffer

The United States ignores massive abuses at its own peril.
It’s Time for the State Department to Stop Throwing Money at Facebook

It’s Time for the State Department to Stop Throwing Money at Facebook

We need to demand accountability from social media companies — and from U.S. diplomats.
The Trump Administration Can’t Give Turkey a Hall Pass on Rule of Law

The Trump Administration Can’t Give Turkey a Hall Pass on Rule of Law

Turkey wants to play “hostage diplomacy” with the United States. But the risks of transactional politics have far-reaching consequences.
Can Senator Corker Save the State Department?

Can Senator Corker Save the State Department?

The gross misconduct of Rex Tillerson and the White House toward career diplomats and the Foreign Service might require an unlikely savior.
Where’s the 9/11 Commission for Russia’s Election Attack?

Where’s the 9/11 Commission for Russia’s Election Attack?

It’s about far more than tech companies and targeted ads. A whole of government response is needed to make sure this never happens again.
Our Missile Defenses Go to 11

Our Missile Defenses Go to 11

But that’s not nearly enough to safeguard us from North Korea’s nukes.
Why Cozying Up to Trump Works

Why Cozying Up to Trump Works

The rest of the world may not particularly like the U.S. president’s bluster, but playing to his ego is a pretty good strategy.
Israel Is Growing Increasingly Worried About the Trump Administration

Israel Is Growing Increasingly Worried About the Trump Administration

As Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Russia rush to fill the vacuum of leadership in the Middle East, the United States is AWOL.
The Evidence Is Damning: What Team Trump Knew and When

The Evidence Is Damning: What Team Trump Knew and When

We already know that the Trump campaign was aware of — and intended to profit from — Moscow’s interference in the election.
Here’s How Both Obama and Trump Stoked the Saudi-Iranian Rivalry

Here’s How Both Obama and Trump Stoked the Saudi-Iranian Rivalry

The United States should find a more effective way to deter Tehran and restrain Riyadh.
I Was Hillary Clinton’s Chief Foreign-Policy Advisor. And I Have a #MeToo Mea Culpa.

I Was Hillary Clinton’s Chief Foreign-Policy Advisor. And I Have a #MeToo Mea Culpa.

Men in positions of power need to do better. That includes me.
Jerusalem: After 30 Years of Hope and Failure, What’s Next for Israel/Palestine?

Jerusalem: After 30 Years of Hope and Failure, What’s Next for Israel/Palestine?

The United States has forfeited its authority as a neutral broker. It may be time for the Palestinian street to have its say.
Why Israel Should Be Worried About Getting Into Bed with Trump

Why Israel Should Be Worried About Getting Into Bed with Trump

There’s long been a bipartisan consensus on support for Israel. That may soon be history.
The United States Should Resolve to Avoid War With North Korea in 2018

The United States Should Resolve to Avoid War With North Korea in 2018

The greatest danger to world peace in the coming year is the prospect of war on the Korean Peninsula — and Trump is making matters worse.
Ukraine Needs U.S. Help to Fight Corruption

Ukraine Needs U.S. Help to Fight Corruption

Domestic reforms are just as important as defending against Russian aggression.
If You Thought 2017 Was Bad, Just Wait for 2018

If You Thought 2017 Was Bad, Just Wait for 2018

Last year, Trump corroded U.S. foreign policy, but avoided disaster. This year, there are powerful reasons to think that matters will worsen.
Rep. Ed Royce’s Failure to Hold Trump Accountable Is a Dereliction of Duty

Rep. Ed Royce’s Failure to Hold Trump Accountable Is a Dereliction of Duty

The chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee should use his last year in office to reverse the unprincipled silence and moral weakness of Republicans in Congress.
Trump’s Disingenuous Support for Iranian Protestors Has Backfired

Trump’s Disingenuous Support for Iranian Protestors Has Backfired

A selective approach to human rights is even more harmful than “America first.”
Republicans Are AWOL on Russian Election Meddling

Republicans Are AWOL on Russian Election Meddling

The GOP's absence from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's report on Russian interference is sad and abnormal.
Trump Doesn’t Believe in His Own Foreign Policy. Does That Matter?

Trump Doesn’t Believe in His Own Foreign Policy. Does That Matter?

The president's policies often deviate from his dangerous preferences. But these divergences present their own problems.