Taiwanese Are Sympathetic but Uncertain About Hong Kong Refugees
Widespread support for protesters may not translate into policy.
Specter of Stagflation Hangs Over Emerging Markets
Rich countries’ pandemic policies are sucking growth and capital out of the developing world.
The Belarusian Diaspora Is Terrified as Lukashenko’s Killings Spiral
The death of Vitaly Shishov shows Minsk is willing to strike beyond its own borders.
Ebrahim Raisi and India’s Bet on Iran
The U.S. Afghanistan pullout and other geopolitical shifts are aligning New Delhi with Tehran.
Lebanon’s Billionaire Prime Minister Can Only Buy Time
A year after Beirut’s devastating port blast, the country’s political class is desperately trying to avoid a political reckoning.
Modi Took Complete Control of Kashmir 2 Years Ago—and Got Away With It
When India revoked the disputed valley’s autonomous status, it sparked fears of diplomatic—even nuclear—war. It didn’t need to worry.
Sherman’s China Visit Was a Quiet Disaster
The Biden administration needs to stop aiming for access.
Haiti’s Foreign Language Stranglehold
Around 90 percent of Haitians speak only Haitian Creole. So why is school mostly conducted in French?
Macron Isn’t So Post-Colonial After All
National sovereignty is one thing. Monetary sovereignty is another.
Nationalism Is Underrated by Intellectuals
From enjoying the Olympics to defeating COVID-19, a small dose of collective pride can go a long way toward success.
Why Is America Cooperating With Militaries Running Criminal Rackets?
U.S. international security cooperation urgently needs an overhaul by Congress.
Taiwan Showed How to Prosecute an Ex-President
The trial of Chen Shui-bian strengthened democracy, despite fears of division.
The Pathological Obsession With Moving the Olympics
Having a single host site would be a simple—and entirely traditional—fix for what ails the Games.
As COVID-19 Spikes, Thailand Goes After the Press
The pandemic has become an excuse for expanding authoritarianism.
Xi Jinping Is Using Party Outreach to Build an Anti-U.S. Bloc
An overlooked summit shows the scale of the Chinese Communist Party’s ambitions.
To Improve Women’s Access to Capital in Africa, Look to California
Development finance institutions should follow California’s highly effective gender-equitable standards.
What Biden Can Learn From Europe’s Industrial Policy
It’s not about the size of a spending package but about sharing brainpower and creating networks.
The IOC Should Stop Lying to Itself About the Beijing Olympics
Allowing the Games to happen alongside an ongoing genocide would be a disaster.
What Biden Really Thinks About Democracy Promotion
The new U.S president has crafted a novel approach to human rights that’s marked both by idealism and humility.