Brexiteers Bear All the Blame for the Irish Border Impasse
The European Union and Ireland are trying to preserve Northern Ireland’s fragile stability. The British government is playing with fire.
Beijing Is Shooting Its Own Foot in Hong Kong
Political paranoia is making it hard for the Chinese Communist Party to sell its own narrative.
Outsiders’ Battle to Rebuild Libya Is Fueling the Civil War There
In competing for lucrative reconstruction contracts, China, Italy, France, Russia, and others are preventing the conflict from ending.
America Is Losing the Second Space Race to China
The private sector can give the United States a much-needed rocket boost.
Women Look to 2020 to Break the National Security Glass Ceiling
Advocacy groups see the upcoming election as an opportunity to boost the number of women in senior positions.
Germany Is an Economic Masochist
Europe’s biggest economy could easily stop its own slide into long-term stagnation—but it would prefer not to.
The Global Food Crisis Is Here
It’s not just that climate change is ravaging the world’s agriculture. Agriculture is also ravaging the climate.
There’s No End in Sight for Matteo Salvini’s War on Migrants
Italy’s interior minister has already passed draconian laws to stop humanitarian rescue ships. If he manages to become prime minister, it will only get worse.
Economic Isolation is Hindering Zimbabwe’s Transformation
Lifting sanctions and increasing international investment will speed land and security sector reform—and enhance the protection of human rights.
To Protect Human Rights Abroad, Preach to Trump Voters
Religious leaders can help convince the most ethnocentric and authoritarian U.S. voters to oppose Washington’s backing of abusive dictators.
Donald Trump and the War for Polish History
The Law and Justice party is trying to reframe the fight against the Nazis and communism—and the U.S. president is a useful pawn.
Nigeria Just Won a Complex Victory Over Polio
The country’s vaccinators have overcome distrust, misinformation, and an insurgency to reach this point, but they can’t stop yet.
We’re All Living in Berlusconi’s World Now
The Italian leader played buffoon, victim, and messiah. Others have followed suit.
Why Trump Fails at Making Deals
His fumbles with China, Iran, North Korea, India, and now Denmark are evidence of what the people who know him best have long said: The U.S. president is actually a poor negotiator.
Xinjiang’s Voiceless Protests Hit Social Media
Videos show Uighurs silently posing with photos of detained relatives.
Hong Kongers Can’t Always Tell Cops From Comrades
Police infiltration is an old tactic—and not just by autocrats.