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Trump’s Trade War With China Could Hit Energy Exports

President Donald Trump’s trade war with China has already hurt U.S. farmers and manufacturers and now threatens a more recent export business that …

Natural Gas

Peacekeeping Can’t Be Done on the Cheap

United Nations peacekeeping is a concrete example of multilateralism at work. It demonstrates how the global community can address some of today’s …

Peace

Socialists and Libertarians Need an Alliance Against the Establishment

U.S. foreign policy is ripe for disruption—but only if the left and right get their act together.<p>The United States needs a new foreign policy, but …

Foreign Policy

Trump Has a New Weapon to Cause ‘the Cyber’ Mayhem

The White House took a first step this week to fulfill President Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to launch “crippling, crippling” cyberattacks on …

Obama Administration

Slow Down, Emmanuel Macron!

The bloodletting of Emmanuel Macron continues this week as the French president finds himself facing another embarrassing confrontation with a young …

Emmanuel Macron

The Coming Crime Wars

Future conflicts will mostly be waged by drug cartels, mafia groups, gangs, and terrorists. It is time to rethink our rules of engagement.<p>Wars are on …

El Salvador

Security Brief: North Korea, Iran Take Center Stage at UNGA

Presidents, prime ministers, and monarchs are in New York this week for the start of the U.N.’s annual General Assembly gathering, and there is a lot …

Military

U.N. Brief: Trump to Tackle Globe Drug Trade, Confront Iran

<i>Presidents, prime ministers and monarchs from around the globe are flying in to New York this week for the start U.N.’s diplomatic gabfest debate.</i></i> …

United Nations

Mission Impossible: Inside the Dramatic Cave Rescue of a Thai Soccer Team

At a certain moment during the mission to rescue young members of a soccer team and their coach in Thailand this past summer, U.S. Air Force Maj. …

Mission Impossible

Turkey and the United States Should Work Together to Avert Disaster in Idlib

Despite their differences, Trump and Erodgan share an interest in avoiding a new humanitarian catastrophe in Syria.<p>Over the weekend, the Bashar …

Al-Qaeda

The United States Can Stop Cameroon’s Brutal Crackdown

Since the end of 2016, Cameroonian citizens in the country’s English-speaking regions have been calling for more equitable representation in …

Human Rights

Trucking Is the Security Crisis You Never Noticed

“I got my diesel wound up and she’s a-running like a-never before,” sang Dave Dudley in 1963 in his single “Six Days on the Road.” The song was a …

Trucking

Narendra Modi Is No Populist

An increasingly common line of attack against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is that he has abandoned economic reform to embrace populism. “As …

Public Sector

How the Tariff War Could Turn Into the Next Lehman

Ten years ago this week, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy, and the world suddenly changed. That date, Sept. 15, 2008, was hardly the starting …

Trade War

Corruption Is Wasting Chinese Money in Africa

From the 1960s on, China supported anti-colonial and anti-apartheid movements across Africa. When countries like Algeria, Sudan, and South Africa …

China

The Buck Stops Here: Europe Seeks Alternative to U.S.-Dominated Financial System

In a sign of how serious the breach between Europe and the United States is during the Trump era, senior officials in France and Germany are …

Foreign Policy

Military Worship Hurts U.S. Democracy

Toward the beginning of the 2012 novel <i>Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk</i>, a U.S. soldier on leave from the war in Iraq reflects on his encounters with …

National Security

Partition in Kosovo Will Lead to Disaster

Since Kosovo’s ethnic Albanian leadership declared independence from Serbia in 2008, the territory has remained a disputed and partially sovereign …

Kosovo

One Small Step for Feminist Foreign Policy

On Sept. 21 and 22, Canada will host the first-ever meeting of female foreign ministers, as part of a package of commitments it made to prioritize …

Foreign Policy

'Your Mission Is to Keep All This From Collapsing Into Nuclear Hellfire'

Dear Steve. Can I call you Steve? You have a bunch of kids. Me too. I feel like we have a lot in common. (And Mr. Biegun just sounds so …

North Korea

Once Upon a Time, America Needed Syria

Just as the Central Intelligence Agency came into being in September 1947, two of its officers drove east out of Beirut over the mountains to meet a …

Middle East

Norway’s Green Delusions

The country may seem a haven for clean energy, but that’s because it exports its pollution.<p>In Norway, the end of summer is an odd time. It’s the …

Fossil Fuels

U.N. Report Details How North Korea Evades Sanctions

A report written by a United Nations panel of experts has determined that North Korea is evading international sanctions with “seeming impunity,” but …

North Korea

Russians Don’t Like the Kremlin’s Election Interference Either

Election results in Russia are rarely surprising—the candidate who has the backing of President Vladimir Putin generally wins.<p>But a gubernatorial …

Communist Party

Trump’s Trade War With China Is About to Get Supersized

The Trump administration’s plan to escalate the trade war with China promises more economic pain for both countries and offers little hope of …

Tariffs

The Bombings the World Forgot

On the podcast: Ambassador Prudence Bushnell survived the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya. Now she tells her story.<p>Twenty years ago last …

Al-Qaeda

The Rise of the Cyber-Mercenaries

The first text message showed up on Ahmed Mansoor’s phone at 9:38 on a sweltering August morning in 2016. “New secrets about torture of Emiratis in …

Human Rights

In Cyberwar, There are No Rules

In 1984, a science fiction movie starring an up-and-coming Austrian-American actor took the box office by storm. A cybernetic organism is sent back …

Cyber-attacks

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