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President Donald Trump and Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrive for a bilateral meeting during the G7 summit on Aug. 25, 2019 in Biarritz, France.

The Pandemic Is the World’s Long Overdue Reality Check

Populists came to power peddling political fantasies—but the coronavirus has broken the fever.

Flags of the United States and China are placed ahead of a meeting between U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and his Chinese counterpart, Han Changfu, at the Ministry of Agriculture in Beijing on June 30, 2017.

Everyone Misunderstands the Reason for the U.S.-China Cold War

The left says it’s U.S. arrogance. The right says it’s Chinese malevolence. Both are wrong.

A demonstrator holds a placard reading 'Stop 5G', during a protest against the 5G (fifth generation) mobile communications network in Bern on May 10, 2019.

The Imagined Threats of 5G Conspiracy Theorists Are Causing Real-World Harm

Attacks on cell phone towers are merely the latest evidence that virtual disinformation is leading to actual violence.

Boycott China Goods India

Why a Trade War With China Is a Bad Idea for India

New Delhi risks responding to a deadly border skirmish by making its economy more insular. Few things would benefit Beijing more.

Supporters of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters gather during a demonstration at Martin Place in Sydney on Aug. 16, 2019.

Bullied by Beijing, America’s Closest Allies Regret Saying ‘Yes’ to China

China was winning over the innermost circle of U.S. allies. Now it’s driving them away.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma.

India Is Paying the Price for Neglecting its Neighbors

Narendra Modi came to power promising to prioritize relations with countries such as Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. China is taking advantage of his failure to do so.

People walk on Google's main campus in Mountain View, California, on May 1, 2019.

Trump’s Anti-Immigration Crusade Is About to Strike at the Heart of the U.S. Economy

Foreign talent has been the secret sauce of America’s innovation economy. The door is about to shut.

U.S. President Donald Trump

The Free World’s Leader Isn’t Free Anymore

As the quality of U.S. democracy erodes, the reasons are dwindling for anyone to look to it for guidance.

Protesters stretch for more than five blocks, from Scott Circle NW to H Street NW, during demonstrations over the death of George Floyd near the White House on June 6 in Washington.

Revolutions Happen. This Might Be Ours.

Sometimes political orders break apart. But beware the dangers of what comes next.

A Carabiniere policeman helps with deliveries of face masks in Palagano, Italy on April 9, during the country's lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

American Cops Could Learn a Lesson From Italy’s Carabinieri

Unlike many U.S. police departments, the elite armed Italian force is highly effective and widely respected.

U.S. President Donald Trump holds up his fist as he leaves after speaking during a Make America Great Again rally at Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, on May 20, 2019.

The World’s Weakest Strongman

Donald Trump’s use of violence and division isn’t a symbol of authority—it’s a sign of desperation.

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci and others arrive for the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus in the White House in Washington on April 22.

The United States Will Learn Nothing From the Pandemic

It’s the country’s biggest crisis in decades—and all signs suggest Americans will absorb all the wrong lessons from it.

Police work to keep demonstrators back during a protest in Lafayette Square in Washington on May 30.

Yes, Lafayette Square Is Tahrir Square

A central thread links the unrest across the United States with recent upheavals in the Middle East—the basic demand of the protesters.

Coronavirus Travel Bubbles

Welcome to a World of Bubbles

Countries across Europe and Asia are exploring special bilateral arrangements to ease border restrictions. The result could be a globe fractured along epidemiological lines.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the daily briefing of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on April 14.

Trump Scapegoats China and WHO—and Americans Will Suffer

The White House’s official narrative about the pandemic is contradicted by the facts—and creates new obstacles to stopping the virus.

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