The World Bank Needs to Join the 21st Century
The next president of the world’s largest development organization needs to chart a new direction for a new era.
The Old Regime and the Yellow Revolution
France’s protest movement has become a crisis of legitimacy for Emmanuel Macron—and the country’s constitutional order.
The Belt and Road Initiative Is a Corruption Bonanza
Despots and crooks are using China’s infrastructure project to stay in power—with Beijing's help.
The Patriarchy Strikes Back in China
Attempts to crush feminists and labor activists linking up show what the Communist Party fears most.
Don’t Let Ethiopia Become the Next Yugoslavia
Federations of ethnonational states can become explosive during moments of political liberalization. Abiy Ahmed must tread carefully to avoid a Balkan nightmare.
Here’s Why Colombia Opened Its Arms to Venezuelan Migrants—Until Now
For years, Colombians fleeing violence left for Venezuela. Now mass migration flows the other way.
Welcome to the People’s Democratic Republic of America
Reporters need to start treating DC like a foreign posting.
Iran’s Next Supreme Leader Is Dead
And it’s not going to be easy for the Islamic Republic to survive without him.
Chinese Censors Really Don’t Want You to Watch These Sex Ed Videos
Educator Chang Mengran is trying to teach Chinese women about their own bodies.
Dear Pentagon: It’s Not How Big Your Budget Is. It’s How You Use It.
Arguments about defense spending should be focused on foreign policy and what the military actually wants to do.
This Is the Uprising Sudan’s Genocidal Dictator Always Feared
The country’s current protests include all sections of society—and may soon topple Omar al-Bashir’s entire regime.
African Leaders Must Act to Stop Electoral Fraud in Congo
South Africa and Angola have influence. They must use it to ensure that the Congolese government respects the will of voters.
America’s Freedom of Navigation Operations Are Lost at Sea
Far wider measures are needed to challenge Beijing’s maritime aggression.
Nationalists of the World, Unite!
Yoram Hazony's work provides a global scaffolding for the new far-right.
Brazil’s Love Affair With Diplomacy Is Dead
A leader in liberal internationalism is about to turn its back on the world.
A New Cold War Has Begun
The United States and China will be locked in a contest for decades. But Washington can win if it stays more patient than Beijing.
The World Should Be Watching Bangladesh’s Election Debacle
The ruling party is making a mockery of the electoral process, pandering to Islamic extremists, and turning the country into an authoritarian state
No Smiles Across the Taiwan Strait
Wars of words leave peace a long way off — and more aggression on the table.
China Is Shooting Itself in the Foot Over Huawei
Beijing's hostage diplomacy is confirming the West's suspicions.
China’s Muslims Brace for Attacks
First, it was the Uighurs. Now, other Muslim minorities are being threatened—and the worst may be yet to come.