Merkel Has Disastrously Bungled Her Relationship With Trump
The chancellor’s approach has been typical of German foreign policy: moralistic, hypocritical — and completely ineffective.
Sometimes Armenian Protests Are Just Armenian Protests
Not every post-Soviet revolution is about the geopolitics of Russia.
Macron’s Centrism Is Coming Apart at the Seams
The French president spent his first year steering his country to the right — and his supporters on the left are starting to wonder what they signed up for.
China’s $6 Billion Propaganda Blitz Is a Snooze
Beijing’s propaganda works at home, but it can't compete globally.
Emmanuel Macron’s Critique of Pure Liberalism
It’s not an accident that Donald Trump’s closest foreign friend is the French president.
The Scramble for Africa’s Athletes
Shady sports agents have taken a page from human traffickers. They’re luring young men to Europe with promises of fame and exploiting them instead.
Peacekeepers Shouldn’t Always Be Peaceful
The United Nations needs to accept that it's possible to fight and broker peace agreements at the same time.
Army Service Could Be the Answer to Europe’s Integration Problem
The EU’s defense forces are struggling to recruit, and immigrants are often eager to serve.
When Diplomacy Disappears
The Trump Administration’s lack of engagement has made the terrorist threat worse.
Everyone in France Wants to Claim the Legacy of 1968
Leftists want to celebrate revolutionary idealism; conservatives, the triumph of traditional authority. And Emmanuel Macron is trying to split the difference.
Greece and Turkey Are Inching Toward War
Populists in both countries are deepening a rare military crisis between NATO allies.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador Is No Hugo Chávez
The real problem with the Mexican presidential frontrunner isn’t his populism. It’s his old-fashioned ideas.
Cuban Communism Is at Its Reform-or-Die Moment
The country’s first non-Castro president in over 50 years has only one path to legitimacy.
It’s Still (Just About) OK to Be Gay in China
Online protest has scored a solid win for LGBT rights — for now.
Trump’s Syria Strategy Makes Perfect Sense
There's only one way to accomplish all of America's goals in Syria: cooperating with Russia.
The Trumpification of the Latin American Right
South American conservatives have an unlikely new role model.
The New Cold War Is Boiling Over in Syria
Trump’s latest airstrikes are a new U.S.-Russian missile crisis that risks devastating escalation.
China Will Always Be Bad at Bioethics
It’s no accident that the Chinese government is leading the world in medical advances — and in dangerous ethical lapses.
Why China Will Win the Trade War
Trump thinks he has a strong hand. In fact, Washington is far more vulnerable than Beijing.
Viktor Orban Is Just Getting Started
Hungary’s leader used fearmongering propaganda to win. As he entrenches his power, the country’s democratic backsliding will get even worse.