After U.S. and NATO troops withdrew at the end of 2014, conditions in Afghanistan have worsened, threatening to tip the war-torn country into failed state status. Its stability can only be guaranteed if the international...
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) failed to consider the root causes of gender inequality and the holistic nature of development. Fifteen years later, women are still fighting for their rights and equality. As the...
Greece may be pursuing closer relations with Russia to counterbalance European pressure for austerity. However, despite Greece’s disenchantment with the EU, Russia will not be Greece’s financial savior.
On June 24, the Brookings Institution held its first Brookings Debate, with three respected foreign policy analysts and a U.S. senator discussing whether the United States should put boots on the ground to fight the ISIS. Both...
China’s interest in Afghanistan can be defined by its desire to supplant the United States as the preeminent power in Asia and ultimately prove itself to be an undisputed global power.
Until recently, cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Iran was considered unthinkable, but recent events suggest that a thaw in relations is more than just possible.
As impoverished Yemen finds itself embroiled in widespread sectarian violence, U.S. counterterrorism policy in the region faces worrying disruption.
With staunch Republican support and waning Democratic backing, Israel is attempting to turn the United States into a battleground of partisan politics and force President Obama to abandon the pending nuclear deal with Iran.
Russia’s neo-imperial aggression in its near abroad is a product of its desire to prove it is still a great power and that it maintains control over its former sphere of influence.
Benjamin Netanyahu has won an unprecedented third consecutive election as prime minister of Israel. This is a fourth conservative win for the right-wing Likud party, which has thirty seats total in the Israeli parliament, six...