‘The Rise of the American Taliban’

Pakistan’s elite on the Trump phenomenon.


With the Elephant Out of the Room, Republicans Turn to Other Targets

In the final debate before the pivotal Iowa caucus, Donald Trump’s rivals tried to make the most of his absence -- and to find ways of slowing Ted Cruz.


Iran’s Most Famous Family Uses Instagram to Announce Major Political Defeat

Ayatollah Khomeini's great-grandson broke the news on Instagram that his father has been disqualified from running in a historic election.

Shadow Government

Will the ‘One China’ Policy Survive the New Taiwan?

Tsai Ing-wen's landslide victory could have far-reaching implications for the relationship between Taiwan and the People's Republic of China. And Beijing might not be happy about that.

Shadow Government

How Foreign Policy Can Unite the Republican Presidential Field

While candidates are quibbling over degrees of difference, they should be able to agree on the need for America to remain at the world's helm.


Can This Woman Move Taiwan Away From China?

If Tsai Ing-wen is elected president, it could bring the island nation one small step closer to independence.


Egypt’s Roadmap to Nowhere

The new parliament in Cairo is just a fig leaf for President Sisi's authoritarian rule.


Venezuela Just Swore in Its First Transgender Legislator

By becoming a member of the country's National Assembly, Tamara Adrián just made history. But what will she do next?

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