The world that will face America's next president
Presidents before him have tried and failed.
Can Arab countries learn from each other to find a model that works?
Could Trump reverse it?
What will the president-elect do with Afghanistan?
The famed deal maker seems intent on giving away American leverage for nothing.
Some small consolations for the angst-ridden of the Old Continent
Here was Fallows’s first impulse upon hearing the news Friday that the U.S. president-elect phoned Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen…
Presidential transitions have helped bring disasters from the Bay of Pigs to the Middle East—all because of inadequate intelligence briefings.
Since Fidel Castro died, Donald Trump and others have called for reversing Obama’s opening to the island. Fifty years of evidence suggests that won’t work.
The president-elect doesn’t understand that war is politics, because he lacks experience in both war and politics.
How Trump’s government could change America’s approach to terrorism
Some nations are excited for the new president-elect. But others question what he means for their security.
Riek Machar thinks the president-elect will side with him in the South Sudan conflict—once he learns about it.
The president-elect will encounter a region convulsed by change.
The U.S. voters who rejected decades of bipartisan foreign-policy consensus might be on to something.
One of the biggest problems facing the president-elect might also be his biggest opportunity.
As a candidate, he criticized alliances while vowing a military buildup. What does that mean for half the world?
The alliance faces two possible paths ahead. One is disintegration.
How the president-elect might pick apart one of the Obama administration's signature accomplishments
Why the Trump-Putin bromance might not last
As the president-elect assembles his cabinet, a few clues emerge about his enigmatic approach to world affairs.