Mikhail Gorbachev, a too-trusting statesman

Gorbachev will be rightly praised for helping to liberate Russians from generations of autocracy. As the world was shattering around him, though, he lost his bearings at a crucial moment.

The case for cozying up to dictators

Engaging with authoritarian leaders doesn’t have to mean endorsing them. And it’s better than isolating them. Our last two presidents have traveled to Saudi Arabia and genuflected before its leader. Both visits sparked outrage in the United States. After all, Prince Mohammed bin Salman is an absolute monarch who tolerates no dissent and casually orders […]

Neutralism returns — and gets more powerful

Several countries that haven’t gone along with the West’s sanctions on Russia are beginning to join forces.

Biden moves US closer to confrontation with Russia

His announcement to step up military involvement in Europe reflects his choice of war over peace.

The Supreme Court may take territories off the map of the US

More than 3 million Americans occupy a weird space in the world’s political geography. That could soon change.