Megan G. Oprea
Megan G. Oprea
Megan G. Oprea
Megan G. Oprea is a senior contributor to The Federalist and editor of the foreign policy newsletter INBOUND. She holds a PhD in French linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. You can follow her on Twitter here.
The Philippines’ President Spurns The U.S. To Flirt With China

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte wants to be free to pivot toward China without entirely losing the United States as an ally and as a trading partner, having his cake and eating it too.

Here Are The Real Reasons Syria Decided To Sign The Paris Climate Deal

The questions people should really be asking are why Syria joined the Paris agreement and why it chose to do so now, two years after the agreement was first adopted.

What You Need To Know About Saudi Arabia’s Mass Arrests

The weekend purge in Saudi Arabia was a move by the new crown prince to consolidate power, push back against the clerics, and keep a young populace happy.

ISIS-Inspired Truck Attacks Come To New York City

This attack marks the first significant instance in America of the kind of vehicular ISIS attacks that have become frequent in European countries.

Why Schools Shouldn’t Stop Teaching ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Because Of The N-Word

A Mississippi school district is going after Harper Lee’s classic work, contending that its difficult themes will make students too uncomfortable.

Austria’s Rightward Swing Marks Accelerated Political Shifts In Europe

Sebastian Kurz’s win marks the latest sign of Europe’s slow march away from the European Union and toward a renaissance, for better or for worse, of national sovereignty.

Will Madrid Let The Catalan Independence Movement Back Down?

After signing the independence declaration, Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont announced he is suspending it for several weeks in order to leave room for re-negotiating with Madrid.

Don’t Be Too Quick To Condemn France’s Terrorism-Prompted Restrictions On Civil Liberties

Just two days after the Marseille knife attack, the French parliament assembled to vote on a new and controversial counter-terrorism bill proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Is More Careful And Defensible

Although the order is more carefully crafted following months of review, Trump’s opponents will still fight it. But that doesn’t mean it will work.

Is Spain Going to Explode Over Catalonian Secession?

The conflict reveals a deep tension between ethnic groups who want self-determination, and countries seeking to maintain their borders and sovereignty.

Trump’s Straight Talk At The United Nations Disturbs Global Elite

What really irked the international community was that Trump called into question the fantasy of the internationalist order.

French President’s Push For People To Work For A Living Is A Cautionary Tale For America

An economy cannot thrive if employers aren’t permitted to fire their employees and if businesses aren’t free to solve problems internally.

Why The EU’s Court Win Over Migrant Quotas May Be A Pyrrhic Victory

The European Union’s high court decided, not surprisingly, that all EU countries must accept their assigned number of migrants, by force if necessary.

North Korea’s Missile Launch Is Yet More Evidence Talks Aren’t Working

North Korea shows no signs of simply maintaining the status quo. It is pushing rapidly toward a nuclear weapon and continually provokes its neighbors.

Trump On Afghanistan: We’re Not Leaving Yet

While Trump may have changed his position vis-à-vis troop deployment to Afghanistan, he’s staying true to many of the foreign policy principles he espoused during his campaign.

With Sagrada Familia Basilica Revealed As Target, Barcelona Attack Reverberates

Although some celebrate ISIS’ territorial losses in Iraq and Syria as proof it is on the run, the attacks in Spain demonstrate the group’s adaptability and prove it is far from defeated.

While All Eyes Are On The Middle East, All Is Not Quiet On The Pacific Front

China’s insistence that U.S. surveillance flights constitute provocations is an attempt by Beijing to treat its assertion of sovereignty in the region as a fait accompli.

Republicans Need A Foreign Policy That’s Neither Isolationist Nor Hawkish

The GOP has struggled to define its foreign policy views, waffling between neoconservatism and anti-interventionism. But we need a third way.

Trump Is Making Obama’s Mistake In Syria: Putting His Hopes in Russia

Don’t hold your breath waiting for the Syrian ceasefire to culminate in some sort of peaceful resolution, or even last long. We’ve been down this road before, folks.

New Poll Finds Public Supports Restricting Travel From Majority-Muslim Countries

A new poll released Wednesday indicates that restricting migration from majority-Muslim countries is a lot more popular than the mainstream media would have us believe.