Kevin Kühnert gives a speech during an extraordinary congress of the Social Democratic Party in Bonn on Jan. 21, 2018.

Germany’s OK Boomer Moment

Millennials on the left and right are getting tired of their country’s politics of centrism—and trouble in the governing coalition shows it.

Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Paul Volcker

What Paul Volcker Got Right About Global Finance

The late Federal Reserve chief was most renowned for fighting inflation, but he also understood—before almost anyone else did—that Wall Street was out of control.

(From left) Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences Michael Kremer, Esther Duflo, and Abhijit Banerjee attend a press conference at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

The Nobel Winners in Economics Are On the Right Track

Randomized controlled trials aren't perfect, but a new generation of development economists is building on the work of the Nobel laureates and pushing the field in ambitious new directions.

Pro-Turkish Syrian fighters carry away remains of the victims of a car bomb explosion at the industrial zone in the northern Syrian town of Tal Abyad

Turkey Begins Resettling Refugees in Northeastern Syria

Continued reports of atrocities by Turkish-backed forces raise concerns about ethnic cleansing.

U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Carla Sands attends a reception in Denmark.

Trump Administration Blocks Another Critic from Speaking Abroad

The Denmark incident reveals how skittish the U.S. State Department has become when engaging with experts who have criticized the president’s policies.

U.S. President Donald Trump

How Trump May Finally Kill the WTO

By strangling the World Trade Organization’s appellate body, Washington is effectively hamstringing the trade organization’s ability to resolve disputes.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the Joint Security Area of the Demilitarized Zone separating the two Koreas on June 30.

Desperate to Save Diplomacy, White House Blocks U.N. Meeting on North Korean Atrocities

As tensions rise between Washington and Pyongyang, Trump tries to avert a complete breakdown in relations.

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People gather at Victoria Park for a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong on Dec. 8.

Hong Kong Sees Biggest Protest in Months

After a victory for pro-democracy candidates at the polls, protesters turned out in droves to mark six months in the streets.

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper addresses the Reagan National Defense Forum, at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, in Simi Valley, California, on Dec. 7.

Pensacola Shooting Casts Shadow Over U.S.-Saudi Relations

After attack on base, the U.S. defense secretary directs a review of vetting procedures for foreign nationals.

A wholesale market in Kolkata on Nov. 29.

India’s Economy Is Stalling. Critics Blame a ‘Climate of Fear.’

Modi’s government defends its stewardship even as it seeks to reverse a sharp economic slowdown.

China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Geng Shuang answers a question during a briefing in Beijing on Nov. 28.

Chinese Diplomacy Takes an Aggressive Turn

As foreign governments back Hong Kong’s protesters, China’s diplomats are pushing back.

In the Magazine

In the Magazine

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Why Trade Wars Are Inevitable

Trump’s trade wars aren’t just about him or China—but global economic imbalances that the next U.S. administration will still have to address.

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The Internet Broke the News Industry—and Can Fix It, Too

The only way to save journalism is to make readers direct participants in making, and paying for, the media.

Repent for Your Frequent Flyer Miles!

Feeling guilty for the carbon burned on your last flight? The Germans have a word for that.

The Women Who Shaped Obama’s Foreign Policy

Two new memoirs by Samantha Power and Susan Rice show how idealists became insiders—and what was lost along the way.

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U.S. President Donald Trump pardons the National Thanksgiving Turkey during a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Nov. 26

10 Things in the World to Be Thankful for in 2019

Be grateful for Greta Thunberg, Emmanuel Macron—and the fact that things aren’t as bad as they could be.

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.

Christine Lagarde and Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann

Germany Chooses Economic Nostalgia Over Saving the Planet

Central bankers are recognizing they have the power and responsibility to fight climate change. The Bundesbank would rather not.

Galleries

People run away from tear gas during a national general strike in Paris on Dec. 5. BULENT KILIC/AFP via Getty Images

A Week in World Photos

A general strike in France, pollution in India, and a NATO family photo in London.

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30 Years Since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Celebration and uncertainty in Germany as communism crumbled on Nov. 9, 1989.

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