Why Indians and Pakistanis Want a War
Most South Asians are too young to have experienced the horrors of the conflicts fought in the region. That’s one reason why they’re quick to clamor for one.
Pompeo Skirts Protocol to Appoint New Protocol Chief
Democrats say that the U.S. secretary of state is bypassing the Senate’s traditional oversight measures with the appointment.
Whistleblower Fight Could Chill Reports of Wrongdoing
Laws on whistleblowing weren’t crafted to deal with concerns about a president.
How Iran’s Supreme Leader Is Outmatching Trump
The United States appears to be backing down in a test of wills that Iran expert Reuel Marc Gerecht calls the most “important moment since the invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein.”
Idlib Faces a Fearsome Future: Islamist Rule or Mass Murder
Despite this week’s meeting of Putin, Erdogan, and Rouhani, there is no good news in the last redoubt of the Syrian revolt.
Trudeau Won’t Wash Off His Blackface Scandal
Racist images taint a prime minister who painted himself as a liberal savior.
Repent for Your Frequent Flyer Miles!
Feeling guilty for the carbon burned on your last flight? The Germans have a word for that.
The EU’s Compromise President May Have Just Conceded Too Much to Eastern Europe
Billed as a safe pair of hands, Ursula von der Leyen is about to find out that caution can only take her so far.
Foreign Investors Fueled Violence and Corruption in South Sudan, Report Finds
Numerous banks and multinationals have hands in shady deals with the new nation’s elites and warlords.
Putin Is Trolling the United States in the Persian Gulf
In the wake of the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, the Russian president has positioned himself as a peacemaker. But continued conflict is his friend.
Israel Shouldn’t Worry About Ilhan Omar. It Should Worry About Xi Jinping.
China risks becoming a point of chronic contention between the United States and Israel.
South Africans Are Used to Being the Targets of Racist Hatred. Now They’ve Become the Haters.
The ANC government must acknowledge that xenophobic violence is a hate crime and a betrayal of the African allies that aided it during the darkest days of apartheid.
The West Has a Resentment Epidemic
Across the West, the main trigger of populism has been the growing inequality—and hostility—between urban and rural regions.
Paul Whelan’s Freedom Is a Family Affair
Siblings of former U.S. Marine detained in Moscow work around the clock to procure his release.
An Unlikely Winner in Israel’s Election
For the first time, the country’s Arab minority could wield some leverage in the political process.
Europe Is at War Over Arms Exports
The EU must start enforcing its export controls, or else risk making conflicts around the world even worse.
Trump Sanctions Iran Again, Inching Toward Economic Blockade
But some experts say the move is a weak response to alleged Iranian attacks on Saudi oil.