Pegasus Lands in Africa
From Morocco to Rwanda, governments and their intelligence services have allegedly used spyware to target everyone including opponents, monarchs, and foreign leaders.
Ukraine Won’t Stop Fighting the Nord Stream Deal
Kyiv feels let down by supposed allies in Berlin and Washington.
Calls for Independence May Not Help the Uyghur Cause
Stopping the atrocities in Xinjiang requires reaching the Chinese public.
Maybe Tunisians Never Wanted Democracy
If Westerners are shocked at political developments in Tunisia, it’s because they described it as a straightforward success for too long.
The International Community Must Use Its Leverage in Tunisia
Foreign powers should condemn Kais Saied’s power grab to halt long-term damage to the nascent democracy.
U.S. Lawmakers Hold Up Major Proposed Arms Sale to Nigeria
Senators quietly press U.S. President Joe Biden to reassess U.S.-Nigeria relations amid human rights concerns.
How a Dream Job Became a Bureaucratic Nightmare for a Top U.N. Lawyer
Chief advocate for alleged terrorists sanctioned by the United Nations announces his resignation citing red tape, rule-of-law issues.
Macron’s Big Vaccination Gamble
The French president is making vaccines mandatory for many—sparking fresh protests ahead of next year’s elections.
The Rocky New Era of the Saudi-Emirati Relationship
After years of closely cooperating on everything from Iran to oil, the Arab Gulf is entering a moment of wariness.
Hong Kong Has Gotten Seriously Risky for International Business
The national security law is a direct threat to foreign firms.
Biden’s Surrender to Merkel on Nord Stream 2
His support for the pipeline abandoned a bipartisan consensus, got nothing in return, and made the world less secure.
India Resists the Taliban Bandwagon
As Blinken heads to New Delhi, he could find some surprising common ground on Afghanistan.
U.S. Officials Make Last-Minute Push to Get Afghan Spies Out Before Withdrawal
Intelligence assets who worked for the CIA now face deadly reprisals.
In Laos, a Dubious Dam Threatens Luang Prabang
A hydroelectric project could force UNESCO to delist the spectacular World Heritage Site.
Postmodern America Didn’t Deserve Jimmy Carter
A new biography paints a portrait of a president who made vast progress on policy—and failed at smoke-and-mirrors PR.