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An Indian Youth Congress activist takes part in a protest against rising fuel prices in Siliguri, India, on Feb. 26.

Specter of Stagflation Hangs Over Emerging Markets

Rich countries’ pandemic policies are sucking growth and capital out of the developing world.

A picture of the Belarusian exile Vitaly Shishov is held by an activist

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

Ebrahim Raisi and India’s Bet on Iran

The U.S. Afghanistan pullout and other geopolitical shifts are aligning New Delhi with Tehran.

Najib Mikati is seen at his residence in Beirut.

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.

An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier carries a rocket launcher as he takes up position with colleagues at an outpost along a fence at the India-Pakistan border in R.S Pora southwest of Jammu on Oct. 2, 2016.

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.

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman in Tianjin, China.

Sherman’s China Visit Was a Quiet Disaster

The Biden administration needs to stop aiming for access.

Students look at booklets at their desks on the first day back to school at the National School of Tabarre in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince on Sept. 5, 2016.

Haiti’s Foreign Language Stranglehold

Around 90 percent of Haitians speak only Haitian Creole. So why is school mostly conducted in French?

French President Emmanuel Macron greets people at Félix Houphouët Boigny International Airport in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on Dec. 20, 2019.

Macron Isn’t So Post-Colonial After All

National sovereignty is one thing. Monetary sovereignty is another.

U.S. fans watch the Olympics.

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.

A street artist paints a mural about corruption and COVID-19 in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, on July 7, 2020.

Why Is America Cooperating With Militaries Running Criminal Rackets?

U.S. international security cooperation urgently needs an overhaul by Congress.

Taiwan's former President Chen Shui-bian arrives at the High Court in Taipei on July 19, 2010.

Taiwan Showed How to Prosecute an Ex-President

The trial of Chen Shui-bian strengthened democracy, despite fears of division.

Actress Katerina Lechou lights the Olympic flame at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, the sanctuary where the Olympic Games were born in 776 BC, on October 24, 2017 during the lighting ceremony of the Olympic flame for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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.

A protester scolds riot police in Thailand.

As COVID-19 Spikes, Thailand Goes After the Press

The pandemic has become an excuse for expanding authoritarianism.

The CCP’s 100th anniversary is celebrated.

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.

African leaders attend an entrepreneurship forum.

To Improve Women’s Access to Capital in Africa, Look to California

Development finance institutions should follow California’s highly effective gender-equitable standards.

Industrial robots prepare to attach doors to the body of an ID.3 electric car at a Volkswagen factory in Zwickau, Germany, on Feb. 25, 2020.

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.

A Tibetan activist holds a placard and a Tibetan flag during a protest against Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in front of the Olympics Museum in Lausanne on June 23.

The IOC Should Stop Lying to Itself About the Beijing Olympics

Allowing the Games to happen alongside an ongoing genocide would be a disaster.

Presidential nominee Joe Biden wears voting sticker.

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.

Schoolchildren and their teacher peer out from under their desks during a Cold War air raid drill

Be Wary of China Threat Inflation

Look at what happened with the Soviet threat in the Cold War.