Canada’s Nationalist Gets a Polite Refusal
Maxime Bernier has run a familiar populist playbook — and ended up a joke.
When Iran Welcomed Jewish Refugees
In the middle of World War II, Tehran became a haven for both Jewish and Catholic Polish refugees who were welcomed as they arrived from Soviet Central Asia.
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How to fix U.S. democracy, populism, trade, and other pressing issues.
Let a Thousand Parties Bloom
The only way to prevent America’s two-party system from succumbing to extremism is to scrap it altogether.
Why Trade Wars Are Inevitable
Trump’s trade wars aren’t just about him or China—but global economic imbalances that the next U.S. administration will still have to address.
The Internet Broke the News Industry—and Can Fix It, Too
The only way to save journalism is to make readers direct participants in making, and paying for, the media.
On the Wagon: U.N. Cuts Back on Liquor, Interpreters, and Water Pitchers
Secretary-General António Guterres lays down the law in a new memo dealing with the cash crisis.
Senior State Official Accused of Mismanagement to Step Down
Kevin Moley, the top U.S. diplomat overseeing international organizations affairs, will retire next month.
From Chop Suey to Fine Dining
Wealthy Chinese are pushing to overturn their national cuisine’s image as fast and cheap.
America’s Syria Debacle Is Not Trump’s Alone
By going along with the myth that the president is pulling out of the Middle East, his critics are helping make U.S. wars there worse.
Trump Can Forget Burden Sharing Now
By abandoning the Kurds in Syria, Trump has undermined one of his central foreign policies.
When the U.S. Turns Its Back on Allies
A former U.S. intelligence officer explains what happens to locals who helped the United States when troops leave a conflict zone.
Lithuania Is Forming a New Relationship With Its Past—and With Israel
As political ties flourish, the country is taking tenuous steps to confront its Holocaust history. But it hasn’t gone far enough.
Here’s What Boris Johnson’s New Brexit Deal Would Mean for Britain and Ireland
Could Northern Ireland leave the U.K. altogether?
Xinjiang Backlash Is Hitting Chinese Firms Hard
The United States has slapped sanctions on companies tied to Chinese repression. That may be just the start.
Why the United States Is So Bad at Peace Talks
Even when the country wants a deal, at least four largely psychological impediments get in the way.
Turkish Proxies Appear to Be Using White Phosphorus in Syria
Photos of children show horrific burns caused by what looks like white phosphorus.