If Trump Tears Up NAFTA, Sports Will Keep North America Together
The joint 2026 World Cup is yet another sign that Canada, Mexico, and the United States are becoming increasingly culturally and economically interdependent.
‘At Least During the Internment …’ Are Words I Thought I’d Never Utter
I was sent to a camp at just 5 years old — but even then, they didn't separate children from families.
Nice Democracy You’ve Got There. Be a Shame If Something Happened to It.
China's Communist Party is using thuggish proxies to disrupt Taiwan and Hong Kong.
I Fought Against Muqtada al-Sadr. Now He’s Iraq’s Best Hope.
The former militia leader who once terrorized U.S. forces has reinvented himself as an Iraqi nationalist and a pragmatist.
Nobody’s Protecting India’s Bravest Journalists
I had the resources to survive a campaign of online hate — but other reporters have been far less fortunate.
No More Mr. Nice Canada
Canada's reputation for friendly politeness, especially when dealing with the United States, is long overdue for revision.
Alexis Tsipras Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize
Greece's prime minister, together with his partner in Macedonia, has created a model for solving identity clashes across the globe.
The European Union needs to defend its economic sovereignty from U.S. overreach. Creating its own agency for sanctions enforcement would be a start.
Kuwait and Oman Are Stuck in Arab No Man’s Land
The showdown with Qatar is forcing all Middle Eastern countries to pick sides — and leaving two of them in the lurch.
China Smells Opportunity in the Middle East’s Crisis
Beijing is using the region's ongoing woes to solidify its own geopolitical agenda.
If Anyone Gets the Nobel, It’s Moon and Kim
Koreans deserve the credit for peace on the peninsula, not Trump.
Xenophobia Meets Reality in Italy
Matteo Salvini is Italy's new hard-line anti-migrant interior minister. But his bark may end up worse than his bite.
Ben Rhodes Led From Behind in Life
The Obama staffer's memoirs depict an administration that wanted to change history, but never got past managing crises.
The Slow Rise and Sudden Fall of the G-7
The history of the Group of Seven shows how the West went from a geographic category to a geopolitical group — and back again.
The West Will Die So That Trump Can Win
America created the postwar order by delaying immediate economic gratification. Those days are over.
Russia Doesn’t Solve Conflicts, It Silences Them
The Kremlin’s involvement in the Middle East has raised Moscow’s profile while letting underlying tensions fester.
Trump’s Creative Destruction of the International Order
The global system was long overdue for a shake-up. Trump has been happy to oblige.
Justin Trudeau Is Running a Milk Racket
Trump is right: Canada's protectionist food policies rip the world off.
Jordan’s Protests Are a Ritual, Not a Revolution
By trading geopolitical importance for aid and showing restraint when unrest erupts, the kingdom has managed to remain stable for decades.