Super-Patriotic Anime Youth Wars!
Can the mighty Communist Party win the hearts of China’s youth, or will the 2D world lure them into Japan's clutches?
Inside the Strange Bubble World of Davos
Scenes from Switzerland’s annual gathering of the rich and clueless.
The Coming Fight for the Dalai Lama’s Soul
Beijing’s Buddhist diplomacy depends on controlling the Tibetan leader’s next reincarnation.
Xi Jinping, Release These Men
The detention of Canadian citizens on spurious charges by Beijing sends a dangerous message.
Black Is the New Orange
With Soviet-style illiberalism on the rise, what is there to celebrate on the five-year anniversary of Ukraine’s Maidan uprising?
Springtime for Strongmen
The world’s authoritarians are on the march—and the West helped pave the way.
Is the World Prepared for the Next Financial Crisis?
New regulations and reforms have helped, but major threats still loom.
The End of Economics?
Human beings are rarely rational—so it’s time we all stopped pretending they are.
The Word From a Climate Change Believer
Whatever the main issues of 2019 end up being, climate change will make them worse.
Who Will Win the Race for AI?
China and the United States are leading the pack—and the laggards face grave dangers.
Understanding Trump’s Trade War
This year will show what the president really wants. Here’s what to watch for.
India and the Global Fight for LGBT Rights
In striking down a ban on gay sex, the Supreme Court inspired activists across the world.
Spanish Nationalists Hate Separatists, Not Immigrants
Spain has long resisted the rise of the far-right, because Basque and Catalan separatism animated nationalist passions—but the rise of Vox in Andalusia shows that the country is not immune from xenophobic politics.
How the Jewish Left and Palestinian Arabs Can Remake Israeli Politics
A political alliance between Israel’s left wing and Arab parties could topple Benjamin Netanyahu.
Will Brexit Blow Up Britain’s Conservative Party?
Europe has ended the careers of many a Tory prime minister. If Theresa May can’t forge a deal that carries a majority, she could send the party into the political wilderness.
It’s Time to Stand Up to Russia’s Aggression in Ukraine
Putin's latest ploy in the Kerch Strait must be countered fast.
Russia’s Conventional Weapons Are Deadlier Than Its Nukes
Withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty would take the United States one step forward and many steps back on international security.