Hollywood Has No Time for Crazy Poor Asians
Asian-American politics don't translate on screen into sensitivity to Singapore's real issues.
Pakistan’s Economic Turmoil Threatens China’s Ambitions
The balance-of-payments crisis and likely IMF talks could undermine Beijing’s investments.
Consumer Drones Are Propaganda Tools, Not Killing Machines
The Maduro attack shows that the threat of drones in private hands is all smoke and noise.
The U.N. Can’t Bring Peace to the Central African Republic
But it can help solve local conflicts. Here’s how.
Trump Will Regret Changing His Mind About Qatar
The United States has the leverage needed to prevent Qatar from cozying up to Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood—if it’s willing to use it.
Iran Is Throwing a Tantrum but Wants a Deal
Despite its defiant warnings, Tehran will eventually negotiate with Donald Trump—as long as Vladimir Putin mediates.
Xi Jinping Thought Is Facing a Harsh Reality Check
China's new ideological rigidity is being put to the economic and technological test.
The Data Arms Race Is No Excuse for Abandoning Privacy
Tech competition is being used to push a dangerous corporate agenda.
The Abuse Scandal Rocking Australia’s Special Operations Forces
How changing military strategy may have led to misconduct.
India’s Hindu Nationalists Still Feed Off Partition’s Wounds
Assam's citizenship crisis is the latest legacy of a division that made nations.
Did Kabila Just Bring Democracy to Congo?
The country’s strongman plans to step down, but the United States must tread carefully.
Meet the Middle East’s Peace of Westphalia Re-enactors
Can a series of far-flung, high-level conferences bring peace to the Middle East by applying lessons from 17th-century Europe?
The Reincarnation of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The former president was excommunicated from Iran’s political elite—but he’s using grassroots economic populism to revive his career.
‘The Best Form of Jihad Is to Tell a Word of Truth’
Islam helps inspire Southeast Asian journalists to fight for press freedoms.
How to Kill a Presidential Scandal
Republicans smothered the Iran-Contra affair. The same might happen with Trump and Russia.
Counterfeiters Will Win the Trade War
The clash between Washington and Beijing is hurting the fight against fake goods.
Zimbabwe’s Opposition Is Under Attack. It Should Seek a Unity Government Before It’s Too Late.
Zanu-PF has proven time and again that it will resort to violence to stay in power. The MDC Alliance must pursue a coalition deal with President Mnangagwa, or more lives will be lost.
The Real Payoff From Artificial Intelligence Is Still a Decade Off
The robot revolution hasn't started yet.
Ecuador’s All-Seeing Eye Is Made in China
The country's pioneering surveillance and response system is entirely Chinese-built and funded.
Putin Is Building a Bosnian Paramilitary Force
With elections approaching in October, Russia has ramped up its support for Bosnia's Serb separatists.