Iraq Brings the Islamic State to Justice
The country’s trials have been brutally efficient, but will the U.N. deem them fair?
The Counterrevolution Begins in Sudan
Omar al-Bashir is gone, but his system is fighting back. The result is total stalemate—for now.
There Is No Check on Trump’s Rage Going Nuclear
An angry, entitled man has total control over devastating weapons.
United States Sticks to Iran Deterrence
Plus: Theresa May's "new deal," Sudan's protesters on strike, and the other stories we're following today.
America Loves Excusing Its War Criminals
Bitter memories of impunity for U.S. soldiers still rankle even close allies.
Scott Morrison Won Australia’s Election Against All Odds. It Shouldn’t Have Come as a Surprise.
The Australian Labor Party made the same mistakes that have led to failure for center-left leaders across the globe—and the right is reaping the benefits.
China Raises Threat of Rare-Earths Cutoff to U.S.
Beijing could slam every corner of the American economy, from oil refineries to wind turbines to jet engines, by banning exports of crucial minerals.
Turkey Is Hungry for War With Cyprus
Erdogan has rarely been so weak at home—or so aggressive with his neighbors in the Mediterranean.
How to Prevent an Accidental War With Iran
With the dangers of miscalculation or misunderstanding high, Trump should act now to make sure the only wars the United States enters are the ones it really wants to.
Fear of Prolonged U.S.-China Trade War Rattles Markets
Some financial analysts warned that if trade talks between the countries collapse—and tariffs remain high—the global economy could move toward recession.
Serbia Needs Kosovo’s Respect, Not Its Land
Peace talks have fallen apart again in the Balkans—but Greece and Macedonia show the proper way forward.
Democrats Won’t Win by Being Trump Lite on Trade
International trade isn’t the problem—it’s Republican trade policies that have empowered corporations while leaving American workers behind.
An Icon of the Left Tells Democrats: Don’t Go Socialist
The economist Joseph Stiglitz still mistrusts markets. But he’s worried "democratic socialism" will cost the Dems the 2020 election.
A French Feminist Foreign Policy
France is the latest country to pledge allegiance to a gendered international focus. Will it work?
Be Afraid of the World, Be Very Afraid
Five global problems that are getting worse—and may never get better.
Buddhist Anger Could Tear Sri Lanka Apart
Old hatreds are coming out in the aftermath of the Easter bombings.
Russia’s Military Exercises in the Arctic Have More Bark Than Bite
For now, cooperation still reigns.
U.S. Intel Indicates Iran Behind Tanker Sabotage
President Trump is warning armed conflict with Iran would be the country’s ‘official end.’