Economic Band-Aids Won’t Bring Peace to the Middle East
European leaders should not lend support to a Trump administration plan that dangles economic carrots to Palestinians while entrenching the Israeli occupation.
China’s Hidden Navy
The evidence shows that supposed fishing boats around contested islands are part of an extensive maritime militia.
Georgian Dream Meets Georgia’s Nightmare
The party tried to improve ties with Russia. Then the public intervened.
Imamoglu Won the Vote, but Can He Save Istanbul?
The new mayor will preside over a city that people are fleeing in droves.
When Poppies Don’t Pay
With a stark decline in the price fetched by opium gum, Mexico’s government should take strides toward making crop substitution proposals a reality in Guerrero.
Canada Reckons With Genocide
A damning new report on the deaths of indigenous women highlights post-colonial nations’ failures.
Facebook’s New Currency Has Big Claims and Bad Ideas
Libra is an ideological project, not a practical one.
Experts Get Multipolarity All Wrong
Don’t discount the G-20. In a world with no hegemon, coordinating bodies are more important than ever.
In Hong Kong, the Freedom to Publish Is Under Attack
If the extradition law is eventually forced through the Hong Kong legislature, censorship of books will become commonplace in what has long been a bastion of publishing freedom.
Facebook Keeps Failing in Myanmar
The Arakan Army’s online propaganda campaign shows the tech company hasn’t yet figured out how to tackle hate speech on its platform.
China’s Communist Party Is Making Its Own (Virtual) Reality
Propaganda is getting an upgrade with technological tricks.
Trump’s National Security Council Is Replicating Reagan’s Chaos
If John Bolton isn’t careful, he could go the way of William Clark, whose hawkish policies sowed White House discord.
One Country, Two Systems, Lots of Problems
Beijing’s soft sell to Taiwan and Hong Kong is falling apart.
Those Who Think the United States Can Reenter the Iran Deal Are Fooling Themselves
It is time for Democratic candidates to come up with a realistic Plan B.
Trump Is Playing Iran’s Game of Drones
Contrary to popular belief, drones aren’t further destabilizing global conflicts—they’re creating a way for leaders to de-escalate crises.
This Is No Way to Pick a Prime Minister
Britain's process for replacing Theresa May is hard-fought, high-stakes—and completely undemocratic.
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.