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.
The Caliphate Is Destroyed, But the Islamic State Lives On
Why the United States can’t be complacent about undermining the remnants of the terrorist group.
Mugabe Is a Goner, But His Looting Machine Is Here to Stay
Zimbabwe’s military didn’t topple the regime. It just restored the ruling party’s corrupt old guard to power.
Tehran Is Winning the War for Control of the Middle East
And there’s no indication that, despite Mohammed bin Salman’s bold moves, Saudi Arabia stands a chance of turning the tide.
Germany Has Plunged Into Unprecedented Political Chaos
It’s going to be a while before Europe’s most powerful country has a stable government – and Angela Merkel probably won't be leading it.
France Is Debating Whether French Is Sexist
Is the grammar of liberté, égalité, fraternité inherently chauvinistic?
Cambodia Becomes the World’s Newest One-Party State
With Chinese support, Hun Sen has effectively destroyed all opposition to his autocratic rule.
Are China’s Chickens Contaminating America’s Plates?
Americans’ favorite meat just got riskier to eat.
Russia Wouldn’t Even Exist Today Without the Bolsheviks
The Communist Revolution was far more geopolitically influential than its contemporary critics — and even its celebrants — acknowledge.
It’s Too Early to Celebrate the Survival of American Democracy
One year after Donald Trump’s elections, the U.S. political system is proving resilient – and giving false comfort.