U.S. Withholds Millions of Dollars in Promised Palestinian Food Aid
The U.N. relief agency has been left with millions in unpaid bills.
American Democracy Is an Easy Target
Americans have become paranoid about foreign cyberattacks on their political system, but they have nobody but themselves to blame.
Some African countries are in a foul state — and it's because they're governed by men like Donald Trump.
Pence Plan to Target Aid for Christians in Iraq Sparks Concern
Aid experts fear the Trump administration’s focus on Christians and other religious minorities could do more harm than good.
Trump Doesn’t Believe in His Own Foreign Policy. Does That Matter?
The president's policies often deviate from his dangerous preferences. But these divergences present their own problems.
Senators Press Justice Department on Chinese State Media Outlets Registering as Foreign Agents
If Russian outlets have to file, lawmakers ask, why not Chinese ones?
The Olympics Will Only Make the Korea Crisis Worse
The founder of the games dreamed of inspiring world peace. He created an event that's always done the opposite.
Last Week Was a Degrading Embarrassment. And a Microcosm of Trump.
It was a Category 5 blizzard of ignorance, crudeness, and recklessness.
In 2018, Chavismo’s Time May Finally Run Out
U.S. policy toward Venezuela is changing — and so are political dynamics in Latin America.
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.
Exporting British Columbia’s abundant energy resources should have been a slam dunk. How did a multibillion-dollar dream go up in smoke?
An Emissary to Tyranny
Serving as a U.S. diplomat in Zimbabwe is tough. Life for African-American diplomats there is even harder.
The Islamic Republic of Hysteria
The Trump administration’s Middle East strategy revolves around a threat that doesn’t exist.
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.
Despite its defeat on the battlefield, the Islamic State is using Iraq’s black market to stockpile millions of dollars to fuel its coming insurgency.
Newton’s Last Discovery
Bollywood’s dark hit comedy features a bureaucrat lost in India’s political jungles.
A Liberal Defense of Tribalism
There’s nothing wrong with political tribes that can’t be fixed by what’s right with them.
Edward Lansdale and America’s Vietnam Demons
A new book explores a legendary advisor who may have had the secret to success in Vietnam — and in winning today’s forever war.
Germany Doesn’t Have a Playbook for a Nazi-Sympathizing Opposition
A far-right party has entered German parliament, with uncertain consequences for the country’s democracy.