India’s Green Revolution Sowed the Seeds of Today’s Meltdown
Farmers are protesting against more than Modi’s agricultural laws. They’ll keep going until he understands that.
Ancient Greece Had Hard Lessons on Partisan ‘Stasis’
For the Greeks, factionalism and civil strife went together.
To Face Off Against China, Copy Its Playbook
Biden should unite allies with a giant “Made in the Free World” project.
Britain Shouldn’t Put Its Money on a Post-Brexit Rapprochement With Africa
Boris Johnson is looking to old U.K. colonies for trade deals, but his government can’t compete with China and won’t get far until it abandons its neocolonial attitudes.
Biden Can Engage Southeast Asia Without Compromising U.S. Values
To counter China in the region, the United States should fight corruption and abuses while increasing investment and security cooperation.
Oh God, Not Another Long Telegram About China
U.S. strategists love grand proclamations—but ignore domestic political realities.
The U.S. Doesn’t Have to Make Sacrifices to Get China’s Climate Cooperation
Beijing is sincere about fighting climate change—for its own best interests.
Biden Can’t Bring Peace to Yemen While Iran Keeps Sending Weapons
The latest round of U.S. diplomacy will fail without additional leverage.
Lukashenko’s Brutal Crackdown Has Lethal Help From Moscow
An investigation into the suppression of protests discovered the widespread use of Russian weapons.
The West Needs Champions
With China strongly backing its big national firms, the West should consider doing the same.
To Get to the Negotiating Table, India and Pakistan Had Help
Outside parties may have pushed the two sides toward a cease-fire. To keep the peace, they’ll need continued support.
The Missing Realism of Biden’s Pro-LGBTQ Foreign Policy
The new administration has committed to far-reaching human rights goals that could easily backfire.
El Salvador’s Homicide Rate Hit a Historic Low in 2020
But the reasons behind the drop are unclear, and broader security and economic reforms are urgently needed.
From Pariah to Kingmaker
Eritrea’s Isaias Afwerki is fueling bloodshed in Tigray—and offering other regional leaders lessons in authoritarianism.
Biden Can’t Claim ‘Moral Leadership’ While Sanctioning the ICC
Washington’s aversion to the court’s recent decision on Palestine is emblematic of a fundamental disconnect in U.S. foreign policy.
British Prime Minister Is a Broken Job
Why Boris Johnson’s failures in the pandemic are partly the product of the office he holds.
Representation Isn’t Enough
The number of women in elected office is on the rise, but that hasn’t necessarily translated into more power.
The Kremlin’s Latest Target Is Online Media
Why the Russian government is now equating digital journalism with foreign espionage.
In El Salvador, Broken Promises Have Forced the Establishment Out
In Sunday’s legislative elections, voters overwhelmingly backed a popular president promising change, despite criticisms of democratic backsliding.