Turkish riot police clash with demonstrators protesting Turkey's crackdown on Kurdish mayors, in Istanbul on Aug. 24.

Turkey’s Crackdown on Kurdish Mayors Could Backfire

The country’s offensive in northern Syria was preceded by the suppression of the Kurdish political movement at home.

A soldier wearing a Kurdish Women's Protection Units badge sits on top of a U.S. military vehicle on a road in the town of Tal Tamr, Syria, on Oct. 20.

U.S. Plan to Guard Syrian Oil Fields Sows Confusion

Officials and experts say the proposal may be a way to sell Trump on keeping a residual force in Syria.

Maxime Bernier, leader of the People's Party of Canada, poses for a photo during a meeting with the Toronto Star’s editorial board on Sept. 24.

Canada’s Nationalist Gets a Polite Refusal

Maxime Bernier has run a familiar populist playbook — and ended up a joke.

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Let a Thousand Parties Bloom

The only way to prevent America’s two-party system from succumbing to extremism is to scrap it altogether.

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The Upside of Populism

The same impulse that brought Trump to power could save U.S. democracy.

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.

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.

A damaged surveillance camera is seen at Tai Koo MTR station in Hong Kong on Oct. 3.

China’s Surveillance State Has Tens of Millions of New Targets

So-called key individuals, from drug addicts to religious believers, are singled out in police databases.

Lebanese demonstrators stand by a fire near a makeshift barricade during clashes with security forces at a mass protest in Beirut on Oct. 18.

Lebanon’s Year of Fire

From self-immolations to forest blazes, the country’s conflagrations are igniting pan-sectarian protests.

The Austrian writer Peter Handke poses in Chaville, in the suburbs of Paris, on Oct. 10, after he was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature.

Why Trolling Can Win You a Nobel Prize for Literature

Peter Handke’s greatest aesthetic strength is his biggest intellectual weakness: the absence of all political and psychological depth.

A Venezuelan opposition activist is pictured.

And Now the Hard Part: How to Repair Venezuela’s Shattered Economy

Brookings scholar Dany Bahar on how the crisis unfolded and what to do about it.

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a campaign rally ahead the federal election, on Oct. 18 Vaughan, Canada.

Can Justin Trudeau Win Again in Canada?

Voters head to the polls in an election characterized by unusual divisiveness.

A convoy of U.S. military vehicles arrives near the Iraqi Kurdish town of Bardarash in the  Dohuk governorate after withdrawing from northern Syria on Oct. 21, 2019.

Trump Weighs Leaving Skeleton Force in Northeast Syria

Under the plan, some 200 U.S. troops would stay to protect the oil fields and fight the Islamic State.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu presents U.S. President Donald Trump with a letter from Chinese President Xi Jinping after Trump announced a partial trade agreement with China on Oct. 11 in Washington.

Will the United States and China Ever Reach a Trade Deal?

Both sides face domestic pressure over the trade war, but they won’t make an agreement without mutual trust.

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A Peshmerga soldier places a Kurdish flag near the front line with the Islamic State in Iraq.

There’s Always a Next Time to Betray the Kurds

The Kurds have no choice but to always trust the United States—and to suffer the inevitable consequences.

U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House.

Welcome to Trump’s Impeachment Foreign Policy

His administration’s decisions will be erratic, ill-considered, and ineffective. In other words, business as usual.

Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren attend a news conference in Washington on July 24, 2018.

A Foreign-Policy Cheat Sheet for the Democratic Debates

We know what the candidates want to talk about. Here's what journalists should be asking.

A man receives a vaccine against Ebola from a nurse outside the Afia Himbi Health Center in Goma on July 15.

The World Bank Has the Money to Fight Ebola but Won’t Use It

In Congo, thousands of people have died due to a misguided finance-driven approach to fighting pandemics that puts investors before victims.

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