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Enhancing NATO's Forward Presence

Boosting NATO's troop numbers in northeastern Europe is a major step forward for the alliance, but allies cannot rest in the face of the region's dynamic security environment.

Arab Women in the Legislative Process

Women continue to face challenges in accessing the higher echelons of political power, but also in playing a more substantive role in the policymaking process. | عربي

The “Axis of Evil” is Back

The common thread in U.S. strategy toward Iran, Syria, and North Korea isn't changing these regimes so much as it is trying to change their behavior. More than likely, they will all remain hostile to U.S. interests.

A Netanyahu Snub, a German Response

Israel's prime minister is doing neither himself nor his country any favors in refusing to meet the German foreign minister.

Technopolis: Future Is Closer Than You Think

The fast pace of technology offers India an opportunity to embrace the changes that such advances brings and to use those advances to solve critical problems facing the country.

Judy Asks: Is Populism on the Run?

A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe's role in the world.

Can India Innovate? Fact Is That Even Successful Indian Startups Are Often Modelled on Western Businesses

As nations impose restrictions on immigration and movement of people, New Delhi can attract top global talent and nurture Indian talent with the right policies and frameworks.

Protecting American Primacy in the Indo-Pacific

Because the Indo-Pacific region promises to become the new center of gravity in global politics, its security problems intimately affect the safety, prosperity, and international position of the United States, as well as the wellbeing of its allies.

The French Paradox and Macron

For the first time, France may have a clear electoral win for deeper European integration and a European sovereignty.

The Rise of Europe's Antipopulists

Citizens across Europe are taking to the streets and the Internet to counter the Euroskeptic and anti-immigrant messages of far-right populists and nationalists.

Three Decades of Mistrust

New Delhi's current challenge is not about undoing Beijing's new economic weight in the region. It is about building on its own natural geo-economic advantages in the region.

The United States' Assistance for Egypt

With a new U.S. administration in office that is reexamining foreign assistance priorities overall, there is an opportunity to take assistance to Egypt off auto-pilot and design an approach that better serves the interests of the United States and of Egypt-the nation broadly, not only the military

The Crisis in Libya: Next Steps and U.S. Policy Options

Having expended considerable military effort in helping Libyan forces wrest territory from the Islamic State last year, the United States should now turn its diplomatic attention to ensuring the country does not slip into greater chaos.

Could Playing Chicken With North Korea Pay Off?

Increased risk-taking concerning North Korea's nuclear ambitions could potentially pay off, but there's a catch.

Trump's Foreign Policy: 100 Days of Global Bafflement

A president who was deemed to be unconventional and unpredictable has become quite predictable, at least on the substance of U.S. foreign policy.

Global Governance, Security, and Strategy in the EU-India Partnership

While traditionally focused on the economic and cultural domains, today the European Union and India are taking unprecedented steps to deepen the security dimension of their partnership.

The Battered OSCE Is Needed More Than Ever

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is overstretched, underfunded, and assailed on all sides, yet its work has never been so essential.

Russia and the “Resource Curse”: When the Kremlin's Policy is Counterproductive for the Economy

Andrey Movchan explains what lessons Russia can learn from Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, and Venezuela to deal with the perennial “resource curse.”

Trump's Unnecessary Trade War With China

The Trump administration's obsession with trade deficits is misguided. Instead, the U.S. focus should be on strengthening investment relations with China.

How to Be a Populist

Populism is not an ideology. Instead, it's a strategy to obtain and retain power.

France's Choice, Europe's Future

The selection of the next president of France will have profound implications for the country, for Europe, and for the Western liberal order.

Rethinking Public Institutions in India

An analytical overview of the institutional foundations of the world's largest democracy.

Can China Replace the West?

Without doubt, Asia's economic ascent has been extraordinary, but Westernization-the spread of the West's influence and values-has rested on much more than its wealth and the military power derived from it.

Letter From Brasília

Despite relative stability at home, Brazilians are increasingly concerned about the decline of globalization in advanced economies, particularly in Europe.

Closer to Brussels

While traditionally focused on economics and culture, today the EU and India are taking bold steps to also deepen the strategic dimensions of their partnership.

Brussels and Delhi's Shared Interests in the Indian Ocean

Whether due to the wealth of its natural resources, the centrality of its sea lines of communication for trade, or its propensity for conflict and natural calamities, the Indian Ocean is critical for the future of Europe and India.

Wrangling over Iraq's Election Laws

Debates over how to oversee and tally votes in Iraq's provincial and national elections could spill over into popular unrest. | عربي

Chief of Staff Stuff With Denis McDonough

A discussion of the Bin Laden operation, Iraq, Syria, and Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections.

The Risky Hollowing Out of U.S. Leadership

Through policy incoherence and not-so-benign neglect, the Trump team risks hollowing out the ideas, initiative, and institutions on which U.S. leadership and international order rest.

Judy Asks: Does France Need to Change?

A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe's role in the world.

Ukraine Reform Monitor: April 2017

In the past year, Ukraine's reform progress slowed as the president consolidated power and key decentralization reforms met opposition in the parliament.

Fear and Loathing at DHS: Kelly Resorts to Trump Administration Fear Tactics

The secretary of the department of homeland security has embraced President Trump's rhetoric of fear and poorly thought out drug policy. He should focus on at-home solutions, such as better gun laws and opioid abuse prevention.

France Teeters Between Total Collapse and Renewed Influence

Voters in France should seize the upcoming presidential election as an opportunity to halt the country's twenty-year economic decline and enact long-overdue reforms.

May's Election Gamble

Opinion polls suggest that the ruling Conservatives will comfortably win the snap UK general election to be held on June 8-but political fortunes are increasingly unpredictable.

Ukraine Reform Monitor: April 2017

In the past year, Ukraine's reform progress slowed as the president condolidated power and key decentralization reforms met opposition in the parliament.

No, First Quarter Numbers Don't Mean Growth Has Bottomed Out

As long as China has debt capacity, it can achieve any GDP growth rate Beijing requires, simply by allowing credit to expand. But debt levels are already high, and credit must expand at an accelerating pace to maintain growth. China is probably still a few years away from reaching its debt limits, ...

When States Pretend to Be Terrorists or Hacktivists in Cyberspace

International humanitarian law applies only to international and non-international armed conflicts. Most offensive cyber operations to date have not taken place during an armed conflict.

The Kabul Convergence

Although the United States and India have had shared interests in Afghanistan since the ouster of the Taliban at the end of 2001, Washington, in deference to Pakistan, has generally discouraged New Delhi from an activist role there.

Photo Essay: Syrian Refugees Choose Turkey

Despite a number of challenges, many Syrian refugees find Turkey offers much more than Europe does. | عربي

Macron Eyes the Franco-German Bond

The future of Europe and, especially, of the Franco-German relationship depends on who becomes France's next president.

U.S. Vice President Begins Asia Tour After North Korean Missile Launch

U.S. Vice President Pence's trip to Asia is intended to signal U.S. strength and resolve in the region.

Dealing With Turkey's Absolute Ruler

The consequence of Turkey's April 16 referendum result is that in foreign policy, the country will now resemble a Central Asian republic more than a European democracy.

Algerian Islamists, Fragmented and Irrelevant

Algeria's myriad Islamist parties are either barred from the elections or internally divided over whether to support the government or join the opposition, limiting their chances of success. | عربي

A New Foreign Policy Strategy?

It remains to be seen whether recent foreign policy pivots by the Trump administration amount to a departure from its earlier views about America's role in the world.

Political Infighting Is Destabilizing Ukraine

Ukraine should prioritize domestic governance while building trust at home and credibility abroad.

Letter From Canberra

The future of the EU will be vital to Australia's national interests, even though some Australians will continue to see Britain first when looking at Europe.

Egypt Is in a State of Emergency. Here's What That Means for its Government.

Although the new state of emergency affords Egypt's rulers broader powers, the measure is not primarily about law, but about communicating to Egyptian society-especially its sprawling state apparatus-to get on board with the new regime.

BJP, Not Congress-mukt

Today, by welcoming a large number of ex-Congressmen, the BJP is adopting the party-building pattern that was the main weakness of the Congress in the 1950's.

Diagnosing the French Malaise

A combination of economic woes, historical baggage, and political distrust means that France is perceived as Europe's weak link.

Judy Asks: Has Trump Discovered Foreign Policy?

A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe's role in the world.