Croatia Is Abusing Migrants While the EU Turns a Blind Eye
The evidence of Croatian police violence toward migrants is overwhelming, but Brussels continues to praise and fund Zagreb for patrolling the European Union’s longest external land border.
Japan Regrets Trusting Trump on Trade
Trade negotiations have left Tokyo giving much and getting little.
NATO Is Struggling Under Trans-Atlantic Tensions
After this week’s summit, members must keep turmoil in the political side of the alliance from undermining its military purpose.
Violence Is Sometimes the Answer
Protesters get slammed by critics whenever they use force. But for the state, it’s normalized.
Can Culture, Not Blood, Make You Italian?
A new generation of students raised and schooled in Italy are pushing to reform outdated citizenship laws that reward those with Italian bloodlines rather than people who have lived in the country all their lives.
What Trump Gets Right About Alliances
The president is correct to call the bluff of rich allies who free-ride on U.S. military might.
With the Help of Russian Fighters, Libya’s Haftar Could Take Tripoli
But Russian aid will come at a cost.
Rafael Grossi Isn’t America’s—or Iran’s, or North Korea’s—Man
The new head of the IAEA was the United States’ preferred candidate. But, as global tensions rise, he quickly needs to prove his independence.
Socialism’s Biggest Hero Is a Bourgeois British Capitalist
John Maynard Keynes felt little solidarity for workers and inspired a century of establishment economics. The West’s revived socialists have adopted him as their own anyway.
Is Canada Violating Its Constitution by Sending Refugees Back to the United States?
A federal court case could stop Ottawa from treating the United States as a safe third country due to the Trump administration’s harsh policies toward asylum-seekers.
For the 2020 Democrats, It’s America First, Too
The slate of Democratic candidates includes two Rhodes scholars, two ex-soldiers, and a former chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. But don’t count on them to resurrect a Pax Americana.
State Clamps Down on Officials Joining Pompeo’s Calls
A Democratic lawmaker says the lack of transparency and record-keeping will keep the public in the dark.
Thank Lisbon for Macao’s Peacefulness
Portugal’s indifferent rule left the city’s residents happy to be Chinese.
Pompeo’s Departure Is Restoring the State Department’s Swagger
The U.S. secretary of state appears to have one foot out the door—and that’s exactly what U.S. diplomats have been waiting for.
Stoltenberg’s Show of Unity
Tensions at NATO’s anniversary gathering aside, the secretary-general defends the alliance’s record.
Believe It or Not, Impeachment Is About to Get Even More Partisan
Expect anger and grandstanding as the House Judiciary Committee picks up the torch with a critical decision bearing down on the Democrats.