U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker, then-president of the European Commission, in Brussels on Oct. 17, 2019.

Avoiding Autarky

For some nations, trade and cooperation are becoming less attractive. But the world needs more coordination, not less.

Ethiopia's Prime Minister and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Abiy Ahmed (R) and his wife, Zinash Tayachew, wave to the crowd from the balcony of the Grand Hotel in Oslo on Dec. 10, 2019

Will Abiy Ahmed’s Bet on Ethiopia’s Political Future Pay Off?

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister has disbanded Africa’s largest political party in an effort to reinvent the country’s politics—but some powerful players stand to lose, and they won’t go quietly.

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Ghosn’s Flight Leaves CEOs Thinking Twice About Japan

A controversial case has put an unwelcome spotlight on the Japanese justice system.

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In the Magazine

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Can Social Democrats Save the World (Again)?

Communism and democratic socialism won’t heal today’s political divisions. But social democracy—which helped ward off extremism following World War II—could.

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Why Socialism Won’t Work

Capitalism is still the best way to handle risk and boost innovation and productivity.

How Climate Change Has Supercharged the Left

Global warming could launch socialists to unprecedented power—and expose their movement’s deepest contradictions.

Why the Berlin Wall Still Matters

Fragments of the wall have become museum pieces. But with the rise of extremist parties in Germany, the debate over the barrier’s legacy is anything but history.

Indian volunteers of Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organization gather during a visit by their chief, Mohan Bhagwat,  in Jammu on Sept. 29, 2013.

The Far-Right Is Going Global

An unofficial visit by nationalist European leaders to Kashmir highlights the solidarity of far-right movements across the globe.

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath laying ceremony on the 75th anniversary of the Leningrad siege near St. Petersburg on Jan. 18.

Vladimir Putin Wants to Rewrite the History of World War II

The Russian president’s amateur history lessons are outraging neighboring countries. While he is right to criticize a recent EU Parliament resolution, his historical revisionism doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.

A lit sign is seen at the entrance to Facebook’s corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, California, on March 21, 2018.

Cali-Globalization

As the state’s new digital consumer protection act shows, with global governance in retreat, the search for regulatory backdoors is on.

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin meets with acting members of the cabinet in Moscow on Jan. 17.

Russia’s New Prime Minister Augurs Techno-Authoritarianism

Mikhail Mishustin used the art of surveillance to master the science of tax revenue collection. Now he may lend that expertise to enhance Putin’s authoritarian state.

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U.S. President Donald Trump exits Marine One to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base on Jan. 20, as he prepares to travel to Davos, Switzerland.

Trump Set to Speak at Davos as Impeachment Trial Begins

The U.S. president’s advisors see the World Economic Forum as a chance to show that he’s committed to his duties.

Rudy Giuliani, U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, and his associate Lev Parnas arrive for the funeral of late U.S. President George H.W. Bush in Washington on Dec. 5, 2018.

Is Lev Parnas a Reliable Impeachment Witness?

New evidence from a key player sheds more light on Trump’s role in pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan ahead of their meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 21.

Khan and Ghani Headline South Asian Presence at Davos

The region’s leaders are expected to discuss the potential peace deal in Afghanistan and the economy.

U.S. President Donald Trump, and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He sign trade agreements between the U.S. and China at the White House on Jan. 15 in Washington.

The ‘Phase One’ Trade Deal Is Still Hypothetical

The United States and China inked a preliminary agreement, but the question of its enforcement remains.

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U.S. President Donald Trump meets with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in the Oval Office of the White House on May 10, 2017.

Why Is the United States So Bad at Foreign Policy?

It’s not just Trump. Washington hasn’t had a coherent strategy for decades.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Donald Trump participate in a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House on Nov. 13 in Washington.

Trump Is Happy to Seem Weak Next to Erdogan

The benefits of their personal relationship are clear for the Turkish president. But the U.S. president has his reasons, too.

A H7N9 bird flu patient is treated in a hospital in Wuhan, in central China's Hubei province, on Feb. 12, 2017.

The Real Reason to Panic About China’s Plague Outbreak

It’s not the disease that’s worrisome—it’s the Chinese government’s response to it.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to U.S. troops during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan on Nov. 28.

How Hypocrisy Became Standard Operating Procedure for the U.S. Government

The “Afghanistan Papers” point to an information cartel that will likely persist for the foreseeable future.

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A Lebanese youth runs with a national flag as smoke billows from burning tires during a demonstration in Jal el-Dib area on the northern outskirts of Beirut on Jan. 14. JOSEPH EID/AFP via Getty Images

A Week in World Photos

Protests in Lebanon and Chile, cleanup in the Philippines and Puerto Rico, and impeachment in the United States.

Residents commute on a road through thick smoke from bushfires in Bemboka, in Australia's New South Wales state, on Jan. 5. SAEED KHAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Otherworldly Photos of the Australian Bushfires

Deadly blazes have swept the country amid record heat, killing more than 20 people and millions of animals and leaving behind a charred, apocalyptic landscape.

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