Good Riddance to CIA Director Pompeo
Nobody's throwing goodbye parties at Langley for the outgoing boss.
It’s Time to Play Hardball With Poland
Brussels needs to admit that Warsaw's democratic charade is over.
Mohammed bin Salman Isn’t Wonky Enough
Saudi Arabia’s crown prince knows his country needs an economic overhaul, but his plans don’t add up.
Italy Is the West’s Future
The chaos of Italy's election is the result of long-standing trends — and a preview of what's to come in Europe.
China’s Global Dreams Give Its Neighbors Nightmares
From Russia to Central Asia, Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative triggers bad memories of Chinese imperialism.
How Aleksandar Vucic Became Europe’s Favorite Autocrat
The EU is undermining its credibility by choosing stability over democracy in Serbia
The Most Dangerous Man in Europe Is Jens Weidmann
The front-runner to lead Europe’s central bank doesn't seem to believe in central banking.
Steeling for a Fight
Trump's threatened tariffs won't hurt China. They'll goad the EU to retaliate and could spark a global trade war that won't end well for anyone.
The Italian Center-Left Didn’t Collapse. It Never Existed.
A party with no sense of what it stood for was doomed from the start.
Baathism Caused the Chaos in Iraq and Syria
The United States invaded the Levant 15 years ago – but the region’s scorched-earth ideology has kept the fire burning.
McMaster’s Problem Isn’t Trump. It’s Mattis and Kelly.
The "axis of adults" has been running foreign policy, but the national security advisor was quickly pushed to the kids' table.
A Macedonia by Any Other Name
The Balkans desperately need help, but Greece won't stop picking a fight over what to call its northern neighbor.
How to Make Karl Marx Sexy
The philosophy of economics doesn’t make for a good movie. It gets easier if you drop the philosophy and the economics.
I’m Sorry for Creating the ‘Gerasimov Doctrine’
I was the first to write about Russia’s infamous high-tech military strategy. One small problem: it doesn't exist.
Turkey’s New Foreign Policy Is Hostage-Taking
The West knows what Ankara is up to, but won’t call it by its name.
Don’t Give Saudi Arabia An Easy Path to Nukes
To prevent proliferation, any U.S.-Saudi nuclear deal needs to be tough.
The Chinese Navy Can Make North Korean Sanctions Bite
Joint U.S.-Chinese naval operations would put real pressure on Pyongyang — and are in China’s interests, too.
Is China the World Leader in Biomedical Fraud?
Xi Jinping should be promoting evidence-based medicine, not quackery.
Italy’s Election Is a Shipwreck
Italians are rearranging the deck chairs as their country irrevocably sinks.