The Disrupters: Using Free Speech for Good and Evil
A look into the pros and cons of free speech online.
Taiwan and China Are Locked in Economic Co-Dependence
Both sides have leverage but have been reluctant to use it.
Biden Is Done with Afghanistan. Is Afghanistan Done With America?
Pulling out all U.S. troops is the administration’s risky plan to pressure Kabul and the Taliban to make peace.
Biden’s Withdrawal Plan Sets the Clock Ticking in Afghanistan
With troops to depart on Sept. 11, the next five months are critical for any chance of peace.
The World Should Treat Pandemics Like It Treats Chemical Weapons
Plans for a global pandemic treaty don’t solve the problem of China’s refusal to cooperate.
Asian Americans Belong, but Sometimes It’s Hard for Us to Believe It
Oscar-nominated “Minari” is about flowering in the United States—with the aid of our elders.
Sputnik V’s Biggest Legacy May Be Political Turmoil
In Eastern European countries that have accepted the Russian vaccine, destabilization has followed.
A Hashemite Family Reunion Can’t Hide Jordan’s Woes
Making nice after an alleged coup attempt obscures serious challenges, including water scarcity, a refugee crisis, and unhelpful neighbors.
Why the World Won’t Criticize Chad
Western democracies look the other way as a dictatorial ally in the war on terror holds another election marred by violence and intimidation.
The Summit That Can’t Fail
Japan’s prime minister visits Washington at a time when, thanks to Chinese aggressiveness, U.S.-Japan relations are critical.
The Future of Solar Is Small
Local community projects are already powering parts of London and could pave the way for a green transition.
Nuclear Sabotage Could Be What Iran Needed
This week’s attack on an Iranian enrichment facility has improved the country’s negotiating position.
Assad Regime Continues Stonewalling U.S. Aid to Syria
Syrian government is using aid deliveries as a weapon, State Department reports.
Biden to Complete Full Afghanistan Withdrawal by Sept. 11
The move will finally end the United States’ longest war.
India’s Suffering Female Farmers Have the Most to Lose
The country’s rural Dalits are already exploited—and know it can get worse.
Jordan’s King Is His Own Worst Enemy
There’s much more evidence of the monarch’s poor governance than a foreign conspiracy against him.
Asaduddin Owaisi’s Bid to Redefine Indian Secularism
Muslims need their own nationwide party, he believes. And he’s going to build it.