Beijing Blames Foreigners When Hong Kongers March
Belief in foreign spies is projection about the Party's own overseas activities.
This Is No Way to Pick a Prime Minister
Britain's process for replacing Theresa May is hard-fought, high-stakes—and completely undemocratic.
From Pariah to Pawn
Trump helped make Kim Jong Un a global statesman. Now China is using him to antagonize the United States.
Don’t Dismiss the Bahrain Conference. It Can Help Palestinians.
Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt’s peace plan may not be the deal of the century, but there are interim steps that U.S. officials and Arab leaders could take to help stabilize the West Bank and Gaza.
Australia Is Undermining the Freedom of Its Press
A raid on the national broadcaster is a sign of how the recently reelected conservative government intends to rule.
Brexit Is for Boys
Since 2016, the campaign to leave the European Union has been led primarily by men. The remaining candidates for prime minister are all male—and they're not talking about the grave consequences of Brexit for women.
The Islamic Republic of Recklessness
You might not think high-risk aggression is in Iran’s national interest, but leaders in Tehran have long disagreed.
The Secret Sources of Populism
It is a direct response to the West’s loss of prestige and authority. And it won’t be the last political trend sparked from the outside.
Orban and Aung San Suu Kyi Gave in to Hate the Same Way
The two Oxford-educated leaders once preached liberal values—but found bigotry more convenient.
Iran’s Carefully Coded Message
The recent strikes make clear that Iran’s enemies won’t be able to bypass it in the Persian Gulf.
Brazil’s Car Wash Investigation Faces New Pressures
Five years in, the mammoth corruption probe, beset by scandal, shows no signs of slowing down.
China’s Outrage Culture Packs a Mean Punch
UBS is the latest company to cave to irrational but politically powerful demands.
China Is Winning the Solar Space Race
The United States should be leading on the energy of the future — but it keeps blowing its chances.
How to Speak Out and Stay Hidden in Hong Kong
Protest veterans have developed new tactics—but so have the police.
Hezbollah Isn’t Just in Beirut. It’s in New York, Too.
The trial of a senior operative reveals the extent of the terrorist organization’s reach in the United States and Canada.
Belgium’s Beijing Embassy Calls Chinese Cops on Uighur Family
Belgian officials say their small country can't risk offending China.
Modi’s Nationalism Is Spoiling His Global Brand
India’s leader has to mix a muscular foreign policy with a softer touch.