Turkey Begins Resettling Refugees in Northeastern Syria
Continued reports of atrocities by Turkish-backed forces raise concerns about ethnic cleansing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to Say Emmanuel Macron in German
Robert Habeck established himself outside major parties, has sweeping plans for Europe’s future—and is getting ever closer to taking power in Berlin.
U.S.-Argentine Relations Can Survive Trump’s Tariff Threat
Since Alberto Fernández’s election, the U.S. president hadn’t antagonized the incoming leftist administration—until the announcement of new tariffs on steel and aluminum this week.
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The international community responds to the detention of Uighurs in Xinjiang, Pope Francis's visit to indigenous communities angers right-wing Bolivians, and Russian mercenaries are on the ground in Libya.
Ukraine’s Leader to Face Down Putin for First Time
Volodymyr Zelensky is walking a fine line as he seeks peace with Russia without being seen as ceding too much in return.
Europeans Ramp up Pressure on Iran
Britain, France, and Germany say Iran’s ballistic missile program is inconsistent with the nuclear deal and improves its capacity to deliver nuclear payload. Tehran counters that Europeans have failed to meet obligations under the pact.
Vietnam Draws Lines in the Sea
Hanoi’s new defense white paper reflects fears of Chinese encroachment.
What the West Gets Wrong About Russia’s Intentions in Ukraine
Moscow never wanted an annexation—it just wanted a bargaining chip. Understanding that is the key to settling the conflict once and for all.
The Enemies of Sudan’s Democracy Are Lurking Everywhere
The country successfully toppled a dictator. Now it's in an epic battle to secure freedom.
U.S. Ambassador Puts Zambia on Notice
Washington gives the country $500 million in support a year, he says, but has little to show for it in terms of cooperation and human rights.
Bolsonaro Placed a Losing Bet on Trump
Monday’s announcement of U.S. tariffs on Brazilian steel and aluminum imports is yet one more reason China may be looking like a better partner.
Sidama Statehood Vote Throws a Wrench in Abiy Ahmed’s Plans for Ethiopia
Ethno-regional divisions might tear apart hopes of unifying power at the center.
Senior Democratic Senator Demands Answers on Pompeo Call Clampdown
Menendez accuses Trump administration of obscuring communications with foreign leaders in wake of impeachment inquiry.
It’s Time for Ukraine to Let the Donbass Go
Reintegration would be too costly; beyond an expensive reconstruction, it would entail reintegrating a deeply pro-Russian region at a time when Ukraine is finally moving West.