Foreign Affairs

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 07:21
It might just be the most important terrorism case you’ve never heard of. Last fall, prosecutors in the Peruvian capital of Lima launched formal legal proceedings against a 30-year-old alleged Hezbollah operative named Mohammed Hamdar. The trial, now underway, has major regional—indeed, global—implications for the fight against international terrorism.
Friday, February 19, 2016 - 07:40
In China and Russia, it is domestic insecurity that is breeding belligerence. This marks a historical turning point: for the first time since the Berlin Wall fell, the United States finds itself in a competition among great powers.
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 07:24
Since the the early 2000s, crime syndicates have increasingly exploited the sub-Saharan region’s weak state institutions, relative poverty, and porous borders to funnel large quantities of cocaine and heroin into Europe and, to a lesser degree, North America. Narcotics trafficking has distorted the economies and politics of a number of African states while enriching violent nonstate actors, including groups linked to terrorism in the region.
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 07:12
Obama’s policy is long overdue; it is the first of its kind in 21 years. The document represents a sensible and important step towards making UN peace operations more effective—and toward enabling Washington to play a constructive role in that process.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 08:48
Since the current approach of assisting Pakistan has little chance of aligning Pakistan’s interests with those of the United States, the time has come for Washington to change course. If Washington cannot end Pakistan’s noxious behaviors, it should at least stop sponsoring them.
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 07:23
After years of shoring up security alliances in Latin America and the Caribbean, Brazil is now looking eastward, asserting its influence across the Atlantic Ocean.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 07:33
Corruption, injustice, abuse, disillusionment, marginalization, and radicalization are the legacies of years of misguided policies in Kenya. After an al Shabab rampage in Garissa earlier this month left over 140 university students dead, these issues are impossible to ignore. If Nairobi continues to refuse to address them or fails to do so, the already troubled East African country will soon become even more unstable.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 07:26
The chaos in the Middle East has tested many relationships, not least the one between Egypt and Turkey. With General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in power in Egypt, Turkey quickly became one of the country’s main adversaries in the Levant.
Friday, January 23, 2015 - 06:55
Terrorism in Kenya is a real and deadly threat. The country launched an operation in Somalia to clear out the militants and secure its eastern border. Since then, al Shabaab has retaliated by brutally attacking Kenyan civilians.
Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 07:43
U.S. President Obama -- increasingly accused of having a listless foreign policy that, in the eyes of some, made Russian President Vladimir Putin believe he could get away with stealing Crimea -- is doing much better on the world stage than his critics allow. But he does still have to address one significant problem. If he does not, he will likely find himself increasingly harangued over a supposed decline in American influence and power on his watch. His West Point speech on May 28 will probably fix some of the problem, but not all of it.