Daniel DePetris

Expect tension and clashes at Italy’s G7 summit

13 June 2024 5:10 pm

Another year, another G7 Leaders’ summit. The confab between the world’s wealthiest democracies has long since become one of those…

The special relationship between Israel and America is faltering

10 May 2024 5:25 pm

President Biden doesn’t give many sit-down television interviews, but when he does, he tends to make news. This week he…

What Trump gets right about Nato

13 February 2024 5:35 am

With the exception of Hungary’s Viktor Orbán and Slovakia’s Robert Fico, it’s safe to assume that Europe is petrified about the prospects…

What will US air strikes actually achieve?

4 February 2024 4:26 am

The 28 January drone strike in Jordan that killed three American soldiers and wounded 40 more necessitated a US military…

How the Houthis can frustrate the West

13 January 2024 8:51 pm

On Thursday, the United States and the United Kingdom launched two rounds of strikes against 72 Houthi targets in Yemen…

2024 will be a tough foreign policy year for Joe Biden

30 December 2023 11:45 pm

In the United States, presidential elections are rarely won or lost on foreign policy. Domestic matters like the economy, crime,…

Why 2024 will be tough on Joe Biden

28 December 2023 10:18 pm

In the United States, presidential elections are rarely won or lost on foreign policy. Domestic matters like the economy, crime,…

Why isn’t Biden being straight with Zelensky?

13 December 2023 6:50 pm

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky’s visit to Washington a year ago was a love-fest, characterised by standing ovations from American politicians,…

Biden’s Oval Office address was a sales pitch

20 October 2023 1:25 pm

A primetime address in the Oval Office is the pinnace of presidential speechifying. Ronald Reagan used the room in 1986…

How Macron is preparing for Trump’s return

30 August 2023 5:45 pm

We are still fifteen months away from the 2024 U.S. presidential election, but much of the world is already busy trying to…

What would Trump’s second-term foreign policy look like?

19 July 2023 8:31 pm

Former president Donald Trump is in a world of legal trouble. Not only is he the first president in history…

Nato’s members still don’t see eye to eye on Ukraine

12 July 2023 2:37 am

US President Joe Biden flew into Vilnius, Lithuania early on Tuesday with a big task ahead of him: to keep…

Macron has a point about Russian war crimes

2 June 2023 5:17 pm

French President Emmanuel Macron tends to rock the boat whenever he opens his mouth, saying hard truths that many of…

Why Saudi Arabia wants to be a peacemaker in the Middle East

10 May 2023 2:10 am

The Middle East, etched into the Western psyche as a region prone to conflict, economic malaise and geopolitical rivalry, is…

Macron’s China controversy is a big nothingburger

13 April 2023 2:54 am

French president Emmanuel Macron, the self-appointed leader of Europe, is having a not so great week. His multi-day visit to…

Macron tries to be the Xi whisperer

8 April 2023 2:00 pm

God bless Emmanuel Macron for his perseverance and self-confidence. The French president seeks to lead Europe and turn the continent…

It’s time for Congress to take back its war powers

31 March 2023 2:52 am

On March 29, more than twenty years after the United States commenced Operation Shock and Awe in Baghdad, the Senate…

Contra the hawks, Biden’s defense budget keeps ballooning

17 March 2023 6:12 am

This week we heard a lot about AUKUS, a trilateral initiative between the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia that will…

How Afghanistan erred by thinking Biden would never leave

1 March 2023 2:17 pm

By now, the American troop withdrawal from Afghanistan is etched into history as a failure — one that punctured the…

Jimmy Carter’s second act was better than his first

22 February 2023 3:03 am

Jimmy Carter is commonly depicted as one of America’s worst presidents. His four-year tenure is said to be a mishmash…

China won’t have gained much from its spy balloon

5 February 2023 7:40 am

If you didn’t know any better, you might have thought China was preparing to unleash a large-scale invasion on the…

The case for staying calm about the Chinese balloon

5 February 2023 3:20 am

If you didn’t know any better, you might think China was preparing to unleash a large-scale invasion on the continental…

Turkey’s heavy price for pressuring the Russians

28 January 2023 4:16 am

If you enjoyed the weeks-long intra-NATO spat about whether to send heavy tanks to Ukraine, then you’re going to love…

South Korea toys with developing nuclear weapons

14 January 2023 3:30 am

Yoon Suk-yeol isn’t a household name in the United States, but his comments this week have put him in the…

Venezuela’s anti-socialist opposition has faltered

1 January 2023 1:08 am

2019 was a banner year for Juan Guaido, a relatively obscure Venezuelan lawmaker who announced to a crowd of thousands…