The U.N. Helps Syria Bomb the Opposition
A United Nations program passes on rebel coordinates to Russia. Its bombs do the rest.
The United States Will Miss China’s Money
The rattled stock market gets all the trade war attention, but it’s the sharp decline in China’s U.S. investments that should alarm Americans.
White Supremacists Want a Dirty Bomb
And the Trump administration is letting them get dangerously close to acquiring one.
American Imperialists Have Always Dreamed of Greenland
Trump’s reported hopes of buying the Danish island exemplify his 19th-century values.
New Delhi’s Demographic Designs in Kashmir
Hindu nationalists have long wanted to reshape the region. Now they are getting their chance.
Nigeria’s Child Veterans Are Still Living a Nightmare
The war against Boko Haram saw kids drafted by both sides. Now they need assistance and a post-conflict future.
A Generation of Girls Is Missing in India
Sex-selective abortion fuels a cycle of patriarchy and abuse.
Boris Johnson Needs a Second Referendum to Stay in Power
A general election in the wake of a chaotic no-deal Brexit is too great a risk. For a man who has always wanted to occupy No. 10 Downing St., a three-way referendum is the safest way to prolong his premiership.
U.S. Sanctions Are Killing Cancer Patients in Iran
Washington claims that maximum pressure won’t stop the supply of medicine and other humanitarian necessities, but banking sanctions are driving up import prices, blocking supply chains, and creating deadly drug shortages.
How Close Is Hong Kong to a Second Tiananmen?
The Chinese Communist Party prefers violence to perceived weakness.
Will International Courts Investigate Pro-Trump Media?
Journalists who amplify the president’s most divisive rhetoric should consult history—and perhaps a lawyer.
Time Is Running Out for Syrians in Lebanon
Beirut is ready to send refugees home, but there isn’t much for them to go back to.
How Old Courts Derail New Democracies
For the nations in Russia’s orbit, holdouts in the judicial system are an Achilles’ heel.
China’s AI Dreams Aren’t for Everyone
The Chinese government has big plans for artificial intelligence. Can it make them a reality in its education system?
How to Save Foreign Aid in the Age of Populism
The idea of development assistance is under attack in western democracies. Pursuing economic justice at home and abroad, launching a new freedom agenda, and framing aid as innovation rather than charity can help end the backlash.
The Last Adult Is Leaving the Room
Other military leaders got all the attention—but the quiet and unassuming Joseph Dunford handled Donald Trump best of all.
Beijing’s Paranoia Sees the CIA Under Every Rock
Chinese propagandists are throwing around wild allegations in Hong Kong—but the leadership may really believe them.
The World Is Reaping the Chaos the British Empire Sowed
Locals are still paying for the mess the British left behind in Hong Kong and Kashmir.