Modi Rejected an Indian Hero
Danish Siddiqui’s death should have been a moment of national unity. The prime minister made it the opposite.
Vaccines Are Japan’s New Tool to Counter China
Despite its worsening pandemic, Tokyo’s vaccine diplomacy has gained traction.
Will Biden and al-Kadhimi Produce Platitudes on Iraq?
At the White House on Monday, the Iraqi leader needs a guarantee that Biden won’t use Iraq’s independence as a pawn in negotiations with Iran.
Athletes Are Post-National Now
Decades of sex abuse turned American gymnasts away from their federation. Will other sports follow suit?
The Minsk Group Is Meaningless
The OSCE’s peace effort in Nagorno-Karabakh is outdated and unhelpful. Laying it to rest can pave the way for real reconciliation and reconstruction.
The Long and Infuriating History of Bad Olympic Bosses
Thomas Bach has joined a long line of IOC chiefs who have been hated by everyone associated with the Games.
Cracks Are Growing in the Erdogan Regime
Turkey is more politically unstable today than at any other point in recent years.
Time to End the U.S. Justice Department’s China Initiative
A misguided effort at countering espionage needs a serious rethink.
The U.S.-China Data Fight Is Only Getting Started
Beijing is looking to build a unified legal and security system.
Get Ready for a Spike in Global Unrest
COVID-19 threatens to accelerate longer-term rebellion, violence, and political upheaval.
Biden’s Dangerous Doctrine
The administration’s core foreign policy is all about confronting China—and far riskier than Washington seems to realize.
India’s Watergate Moment
A journalist hacked by Pegasus says he will survive, but Indian democracy may not.
After 25 Years, There’s Still No South China Sea Code of Conduct
China’s reluctance has stifled diplomatic efforts—but they haven’t been futile.
China and the Taliban Begin Their Romance
Beijing has its eyes set on using Afghanistan as a strategic corridor once U.S. troops are out of the way.
Will Bennett Ditch Netanyahu’s Approach to the Iran Deal?
The Israeli prime minister seems to be charting a new course aimed at reducing tensions with the Biden administration in advance of a White House visit.
Benjamin Netanyahu Is Fading Away
Unlike Trump, Israel’s former leader never built a personality cult—and doesn’t have enough diehard fans to keep his election fraud myth alive.
Free Trade Is Dead. Risky ‘Managed Trade’ Is Here.
The old trade order has gone out the window at breathtaking speed. What comes next is very slippery.