Is India Starting to Flex Its Military Muscles?
A new willingness to use force beyond its borders suggests that a sleeping giant may be awakening.
It’s No Accident That China’s Tycoons Are Bad Investors
The first priority for wealthy Chinese has been to move as much money abroad as possible. If Beijing has its way, that won't be an option anymore.
If Trump Wants to Confront Iran, He Should Start in Kirkuk
The president talks a big game about standing up to Iran — but will he do anything about Iranian-backed militias attacking America's staunchest allies?
Haider al-Abadi Is Succeeding at the World’s Hardest Job
The Iraqi prime minister has held his country together amid war and financial crisis. His next battle is to win re-election.
Can Anyone End the Palestinian Civil War?
A new agreement aims to mend the rift between Fatah and Hamas — but the wounds may run too deep.
1.3 Billion People Are in One Man’s Grip
Why Xi Jinping will dominate this week's 19th Party Congress and what it means for China's future.
Rogue Iran Is a Global Threat
Donald Trump is right to put Tehran on notice. But the nuclear deal is just the tip of the iceberg.
Donald Trump Needs a Good Cop on Iran
The U.S. president has the biggest bully pulpit. But Europe has all the leverage.
The American Alliance With Turkey Was Built On a Myth
It's time to realize that Washington and Ankara share neither values nor interests, and that their partnership cannot return to its Cold War heyday.
Meet the First Millennial to Run a Western Country
Nobody knows if 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz is an establishment conservative or a far-right populist — and that’s why he’ll soon be running Austria.
Trump Is Inching Toward War With Iran’s Revolutionary Guards
Decertifying the nuclear deal isn't the most dangerous decision about Iran the president will soon make.
How to Succeed in Business in North Korea
International sanctions can't compete against the ingenuity of North Korean entrepreneurs.
What Realists Don’t Understand About Law
There’s nothing more realistic than realizing that national interests aren’t just about power, geography, and great men.
ISIS’s Other Victims
The world needs a plan to deal with the wives and children of the Islamic State's defeated jihadis.
The Ghost of Franco Still Haunts Catalonia
Mariano Rajoy’s use of violence against separatists wasn’t an aberration. It was an authentic expression of Spanish conservatism.
Give the Nobel Peace Prize Posthumously
There’s an easy way to avoid betrayal by winners of the world’s most important humanitarian prize: only give it to dead people.
Shinzo Abe Just Pulled a Theresa May
Japan's prime minister called an early election to strengthen his mandate — and gave an opening to a serious new challenger.
Pakistan Is Inviting Its Favorite Jihadis Into Parliament
It might seem like the Pakistani military is trying to defang its ostensible adversaries. It's really trying to empower them.
The Nobel Peace Prize Isn’t About Peace
At some point in its history, the Nobel Peace Prize became a lifetime achievement award for human rights — and betrayed its founder’s intentions.
America’s Biggest Southeast Asian Ally Is Drifting Toward China
Thailand has been slipping into Beijing's orbit for decades. It's time for Trump to make a counter-offer.