Beijing Can’t Understand Taiwan’s Democracy
The Communist Party is baffled — and angered — by the new activism across the straits.
What Vladimir Putin Really Wants in the Middle East
A new book translates Russia’s fears and hopes for Syria, and the wider region, for an American audience.
Rex Tillerson Is About to Make a Terrible Mistake
The knives are out for "F" at the State Department. The secretary should be strengthening rather than dismantling it.
Mohammed bin Salman Doesn’t Want to Talk About Jerusalem
Saudi Arabia's rulers have lots of worries, but Trump's announcement about the holy city isn't one of them.
Theresa May Just Negotiated Away the United Kingdom
The price of hard Brexit will be the end of the nation as we know it.
From Bahrain to Jerusalem
A Bahraini delegation's trip to Israel is the latest sign of the Gulf monarchies' burgeoning alliance with the Jewish state.
Poland’s Prime Minister Is a Technocrat Banker and a Far-Right Populist at the Same Time
Mateusz Morawiecki used to run an international bank. Now he leads an illiberal government.
The Fate of Social Democracy Is Being Decided in Germany
Germany's center-left is considering another bargain with Angela Merkel, with the EU hanging in the balance — and its own survival.
Why Recognizing Jerusalem Is Good for Peace
Until the Palestinians realize that Israel is here to stay and start negotiating in earnest, it behooves Washington to signal that they are losing ground.
Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Is Not a Disaster
But the Trump administration needs to walk a very fine line with Palestine and Arab states.
The Voice of France’s Materialist, America-Loving, Rock ‘n’ Roll Silent Majority Is Dead
Johnny Hallyday was a working-class rock star with a right-wing Gallic twist.
Trump Just Sabotaged His Own Peace Process
The president has ended any hope that the United States can broker a diplomatic solution in the Holy Land.
The Earthquake to Come in Mexico
With a wave of corruption scandals sweeping out Latin American governments, is Mexico's next to fall?
Hell Hath No Fury Like a Former British Colony Scorned
The U.K.'s biggest hurdle to a successful Brexit is the small country next door.
How Not to Fix the U.N. Human Rights Council
The Trump administration wants reform. But putting Israel above all other priorities is a big mistake.
Sisi Doesn’t Know How to Beat ISIS
Egypt’s brute-force approach to counterterrorism isn’t working in Sinai.
China Should Send 30,000 Troops Into North Korea
The only way to stand down from a nuclear confrontation is to reassure Kim Jong Un that the United States won’t — and can’t — invade.
Meet the Post-Merkel Generation
A brief survey of the German conservatives already jockeying to replace their matriarch.
Is the Philippines the Next Caliphate?
ISIS is looking to regroup, and is setting its sights eastward.