Frans Timmermans returned from COP27 with his dreams dashed. Europe’s top climate negotiator says the global climate summit was a disappointment: The pledges made were simply not aggressiv...Show more
The Power of China’s Blank Sheets of Paper
2022 is not 1989, but demonstrations may yet develop in unpredictable ways.
What in the World?
Test yourself on the week of Nov. 26: China protests, Germany and Qatar sign a deal, and Biden hosts his first state visit.
Scotland’s Independence Dream Hits a Dead End
The U.K. Supreme Court ruling makes another referendum all but impossible, forcing nationalists to change their strategy.
Why Switzerland vs. Serbia Is Really All About Kosovo
Serbia’s schadenfreude will be on display as the national team seeks revenge against a rival stacked with stars of Kosovar heritage.
What Xi’s Zero-COVID Fiasco Might Mean for China and the World
Protests spotlight the regime's misguided approach to the pandemic and lackluster vaccination campaign.
Biden’s Big Africa Summit Carefully Sidesteps China
In a U-turn from the Trump administration, Team Biden wants to court African nations without talking about Beijing.
‘General Frost’ Will Be Fighting for Both Sides This Time
Winter may slow down Ukraine’s advances, but Kyiv is better prepared than Russia’s ragtag forces.
Why Human Rights Criticism Often Backfires
Shaming countries over human rights abuses is unavoidable. But there are better ways to do it.
What Lionel Messi Reveals About Geopolitics
Gulf states have embraced the soft power of Latin American soccer in their campaign for global influence.
Iran Is Filling Armenia’s Power Vacuum
Tehran has been eager to make up for Russia’s newfound absence in the South Caucasus.
China Has India Trapped on Their Disputed Border
Beijing’s military and infrastructure advantage has transformed the crisis and left New Delhi on the defensive.
Biden’s Iran Envoy: Sanctions Are ‘Not the Answer’
Robert Malley on the stalled nuclear deal and Washington’s plan to help Iran’s protesters.
Sanctions on Russia Are Working. Here’s Why.
The Kremlin’s ability to wage war is already constrained, but the worst is yet to come.