Washington Post Column
Why Trump’s personalized approach to diplomacy is bad for America
Foreign diplomacy should be shaped by national interests, not by personal chemistry.
Why Trump’s plans for regime change in Iran will have the opposite effect
A new round of sanctions will merely drive the people into the arms of the mullahs.
Putin needed an American enemy. He picked me.
A widespread state disinformation campaign said I wanted to overthrow Russia's government
Ukraine’s democracy is approaching ‘make or break’ — and the West is missing in action
Putin is at war with democracy there.
The North Korea talks haven’t even started yet, and Trump is already in trouble
Trump urgently needs to up his game if he wants to avoid a disaster.
Remembering a Russian champion of freedom
Today, Washington renames a square in honor of Boris Nemtsov.
The right way to manage nuclear competition with Russia
Jon Wolfsthal is Director of the Nuclear Crisis Group and a former Senior Director at the National Security Council. Michael McFaul is director of the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and a Hoover fellow at Stanford University, and a contributing columnist to The Post. He was previously special assistant to President Barack Obama at […]
Why ignoring Trump’s words is a luxury that diplomats can’t afford
When it comes to foreign policy, rhetoric — however empty — still matters.
Putin is to blame for the tragedy of Russia’s Olympics ban
Russian athletes, and fans around the world of the Winter Games, deserve better.
China has arrived. That doesn’t mean it should dismiss the United States.
Why Xi Jinping shouldn't underestimate the United States.