Andrea Nahles and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in Berlin, on March 12, 2018. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Germany’s Post-Merkel Power Fraus

The German chancellor's most likely successors are both women — but the similarities end there.

Investigators collate forensic samples near the Maltings shopping center in Salisbury, England, on March 16, as investigations continue after a former Russian spy and his daughter were apparently poisoned in a nerve agent attack on March 4.
(Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin Is Poisoning Prague

Russian corruption starts small but quickly spreads.

Chinese consular staff wave national flags in front of a demonstration by supporters of the Falungong spiritual movement outside the venue where China's Vice President Xi Jinping was opening Australia's first Chinese Medicine Confucius Institute, at the RMIT University in Melbourne on June 20, 2010. (William West/AFP/Getty Images)

House Proposal Targets Confucius Institutes as Foreign Agents

The draft bill is the first legislative attempt to push back against the Chinese state-run programs.

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili gestures as he is welcomed at the European Union in Brussels on March 8. (Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

An Interview With the President of NATO’s Most Persistent Applicant

In Washington this week, the Georgian president talks Trump, the Atlantic alliance, and Saakashvili.

Then-North Korean leader Kim Jong Il meets then-U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright during her visit to Pyongyang on Oct. 24, 2000.  (Photo credit: Chien-min Chung/AFP/Getty Images)

Decades of U.S. Diplomacy With North Korea: a Timeline

Trump's potential meeting with Kim Jong Un follows decades of mostly failed U.S. talks with the Hermit Kingdom.


Vladimir Putin in front of a map of Arab countries on April 27, 2005 in Cairo. 27 April 2005 in Cairo. (YURI KADOBNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

The Middle East Needs a Steady Boyfriend

Arab countries suddenly find Vladimir Putin attractive because they feel neglected by Washington.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un  attending an art performance dedicated to nuclear scientists and technicians. (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Give North Korea All the Prestige It Wants

Donald Trump can afford the humiliation of negotiating with Kim Jong Un.

Rex Tillerson U.S. arrives in Mexico City on February 1, 2018. (Hector Vivas/Getty Images)

Rex Tillerson Proved CEOs Are DOA in Washington

The secretary of state's rocky tenure showed why politics should stop head-hunting business leaders.


North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and US President Donald Trump. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

What to Expect From Talks With North Korea

This week’s guest, Mickey Bergman, has been to the table with North Korea before and knows what to expect from the upcoming talks.


Antifascist activists protect themselves from water cannon used by police officers during a rally against an election campaign meeting organized by far-right movement CasaPound in Turin on Feb. 22. (Piero Cruciatti/AFP/Getty Images)

The World in Photos This Week

Students in the Philippines protest “rising dictatorship,” phallic statues in South Korea, and police violence in Zimbabwe.

TOPSHOT - The French Renaissance Chateau de Chambord is pictured as snow falls on February 13, 2018 in Chambord, northwestern France.  / AFP PHOTO / GUILLAUME SOUVANT        (Photo credit should read GUILLAUME SOUVANT/AFP/Getty Images)

The World in Photos This Week

The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; storms in Europe; and Lunar New Year festivities around the world.

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The Answers Are Out There

Contrary to conventional wisdom, solutions to many of the world’s toughest problems already exist—you just need to know where to look for them.

The view from Lelu Island toward Kitson Island and the Pacific Ocean in July 2017.

Fantasy Island

Exporting British Columbia’s abundant energy resources should have been a slam dunk. How did a multibillion-dollar dream go up in smoke?

Twilight of the Kurds

Kurdish officials once dreamed of forging their own state out of the ashes of the war against the Islamic State. Now they are fighting for their very survival.

A Liberal Defense of Tribalism

There’s nothing wrong with political tribes that can’t be fixed by what’s right with them.