How Europe’s Temperance Movement Saved Beer
Socialists fought for prohibition to stop workers being exploited.
How Art Dealers, Real Estate Agents, and Hedge Funds Enable Corruption
If Biden is serious about fighting corruption, he needs to regulate 10 key white-collar professions.
China Is a Declining Power—and That’s the Problem
The United States needs to prepare for a major war, not because its rival is rising but because of the opposite.
China Has Only Itself to Blame for AUKUS
The trilateral partnership was an inevitable result of Beijing’s military growth.
Why This Energy Crisis Is Different
Climate change and the policies to curb it lie behind skyrocketing gas, coal, and electricity prices in Europe and Asia.
How France Can Avoid Being Reduced to a Symbolic Power
After AUKUS, the French face the same fate on the world stage as the British unless they pursue EU strategic autonomy led from Brussels rather than Paris.
Hong Kong’s National Security Promises Were All Hollow
The Beijing-backed law is now used to crush dissent across the board.
The China-Lithuania Rift Is a Wake-Up Call for Europe
China is bullying Lithuania. The EU and NATO should push back.
Don’t Underestimate the AUKUS Rift With France
Paris doesn’t speak for Europe, but it can disrupt transatlantic ties.
Putin’s Party Is Preparing for a Post-Majority Future
Slow shifts in the Russian electorate are making dominance harder—so United Russia is changing the rules.
The Myth of Moderate Jihadis
The unspoken pact between Washington and anti-Islamic State jihadi groups is a short-sighted move that will reward extremists.
Separate the Iran Deal From Regional Security Negotiations
U.S. allies have already taken the initiative on regional issues. Insisting on a package deal could permanently derail nuclear talks.
Throw a Lifeline to the Afghans Left Behind
This week’s U.N. General Assembly provides an opportunity to assist the minorities, activists, women, and girls still in Afghanistan.
Denounce Guinea’s Coup—and Incumbent Leaders’ Abuses of Power
Africa’s regional organizations won’t be taken seriously if they regularly denounce military juntas while tolerating constitutional coups.
The Taliban Don’t Need the West
Afghanistan’s new rulers have shown themselves to be skilled—and ruthless—diplomats.
How Filibusters Moved from Piracy to Congress
Freelance imperialists in the 1800s left behind weak institutions and racist legacies.
How America Forgot It Needed to Understand The Enemy
Social scientists helped win World War II by judging enemy morale. But in Afghanistan, the U.S. kept getting it wrong.