Foreign Policy

A US withdrawal has opened the door to a possible political settlement in Afghanistan, but success will depend on regional powers and the country’s neighbors. 

Mar 11, 2019
Barnett Rubin

Non-Resident Fellow James Traub writes that the French will remain restive unless and until the effects of their president’s ambitious reforms kick in.

Dec 01, 2018
James Traub
Europe

From the United States to Germany, the West is booming—but the public hasn’t regained an appetite for liberalism.

Oct 31, 2018
James Traub

Jason Stearns, Director of the Congo Research Group, talks to Foreign Policy about the upcoming elections in the Congo.

Aug 03, 2018
Jason Stearns

The big question for the world is whether the United States will now follow its old Iraq playbook, too. CIC Non-Resident Fellow James Traub digs deeper. 

Jun 11, 2018
James Traub
East Asia

Non-Resident Fellow James Traub argues in his latest article for Foreign Policy that one year after his election, it's clear Emmanuel Macron isn't just a president — he's a liberal man of providence.

Jun 05, 2018
James Traub
Europe

The chancellor's response to the refugee crisis was going to be her downfall. Then Germany's welfare state kicked in.

Sep 21, 2017
James Traub
Europe
Peace and Security

Donald Trump Jr.’s actions might rise to the level of criminal conspiracy against the republic, but it probably wouldn't even matter.

Jul 14, 2017
James Traub
United States
Peace and Security

France's new president is betting that he can bring disaffected voters back into the liberal fold by combining openness with economic growth. What if he just makes them even angrier?

We live in a time of catastrophic political experiments. Americans are learning how far the institutions of civil society can protect democratic norms in the face of an autocratically minded president. The British are about to find out how much economic pain they can endure for the privilege of flipping the bird to Europe. Italians may soon hand the reins of power to a clown — literally.

Jun 28, 2017
James Traub
Europe
Peace and Security

The Front National leader's grace and eloquence make her dangerous to liberalism. Donald Trump’s contemptuous cynicism makes him an existential threat

Feb 16, 2017
James Traub
Europe, United States
Peace and Security

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