Germany’s Left Is Committing Suicide by Identity Politics
German social democrats have committed to a partnership with Angela Merkel that exposes their greatest vulnerability.
Forget the Ultimate Deal. The Mideast Needs the Status Quo.
Trump’s plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace is fanciful, dangerous, and not going anywhere.
Europe Must Fight to Preserve the Iran Deal
If Washington walks away from the nuclear accord, it will undermine Europe’s security and business interests. Brussels should flex its muscles now with diplomatic and legal threats.
An Assassination Could Be Just What Kosovo Needed
A tragic death could spark a lasting peace in the Balkans’ most restive region.
Modi and Bibi Are Brothers in Arms
India and Israel won’t let ideology get in the way of booming bilateral trade.
Limited Strikes on North Korea Would Be an Unlimited Disaster
There’s no clear upside — and plenty of potential downsides — to punching Pyongyang in the nose.
How to Stand Up For Human Rights in the Age of Trump
Western democracies that were once reliable defenders of human rights have been consumed by a nativist backlash, leaving an open field for dictators and demagogues.
American Democracy Is an Easy Target
Americans have become paranoid about foreign cyberattacks on their political system, but they have nobody but themselves to blame.
The biggest problem with many African countries is that they're led by men like Trump.
The Olympics Will Only Make the Korea Crisis Worse
The founder of the games dreamed of inspiring world peace. He created an event that's always done the opposite.
The Islamic Republic of Hysteria
The Trump administration’s Middle East strategy revolves around a threat that doesn’t exist.
Despite its defeat on the battlefield, the Islamic State is using Iraq’s black market to stockpile millions of dollars to fuel its coming insurgency.
Germany Doesn’t Have a Playbook for a Nazi-Sympathizing Opposition
A far-right party has entered German parliament, with uncertain consequences for the country’s democracy.
A London Television Station Has Convinced Iran the Shah Was Great
Why are young Iranians demanding the return of the Pahlavi dynasty? Media-savvy exiles in Europe.
Ethiopia Is Falling Apart
Tepid reforms and halfhearted concessions won't save the country's authoritarian government from its existential crisis.
Iran’s Elites Are Far More Fragile Than They Look
An Islamic Republic divided against itself cannot stand.
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in Are the Negotiators Korea Needs
Pyongyang's and Seoul’s leaders have shown they can build political capital. Now they have to spend it.
The Only Force That Can Beat Climate Change Is the U.S. Army
America’s military is the only institution that can break the partisan deadlock on the worst threat the nation faces.