Iran’s Carefully Coded Message
The recent strikes make clear that Iran’s enemies won’t be able to bypass it in the Persian Gulf.
Will Boris Be Britain’s ‘Last Conservative Prime Minister’?
Many Tories fear a Johnson premiership will tear the party apart for good.
Shanahan Out as Pentagon Chief as Reports Emerge of Family Disputes
In a tweet, Trump named Mark Esper, the secretary of the Army, as the new acting secretary of defense.
Orban and Aung San Suu Kyi Gave in to Hate the Same Way
The two Oxford-educated leaders once preached liberal values—but found bigotry more convenient.
Trump’s Top Russia Aide to Depart
Fiona Hill will be replaced by the arms control expert Tim Morrison, signaling a possible shift toward nuclear talks.
The Secret Sources of Populism
It is a direct response to the West’s loss of prestige and authority. And it won’t be the last political trend sparked from the outside.
The Islamic Republic of Recklessness
You might not think high-risk aggression is in Iran’s national interest, but leaders in Tehran have long disagreed.
Big Brother Comes to Belgrade
Chinese facial recognition software has arrived in Serbia. It confirms the West’s worst fears about Huawei.
Here Comes Boris
Plus: Egypt’s Mohamed Morsi dies in court, the United States sends more troops to the Middle East, and the other stories we’re following today.
A Dangerous Game of Nuclear Brinkmanship
By threatening to breach the nuclear deal, Tehran hopes to scare Europe into prodding the United States back to the negotiating table. It may not work.
New Centcom Chief Walks Tightrope on Iran as Trump Adds Troops
Gen. Kenneth McKenzie must strike a balance between sending a strong deterrent signal and provoking a war in the Middle East.
China’s Outrage Culture Packs a Mean Punch
UBS is the latest company to cave to irrational but politically powerful demands.
When Zombie Neoconservatives Attack
Why most Americans are right about foreign policy, and David Brooks is wrong.
Brazil’s Car Wash Investigation Faces New Pressures
Five years in, the mammoth corruption probe, beset by scandal, shows no signs of slowing down.
Trump Weighs Military Options Against Iran
Officials are reportedly considering a proposal to send as many as 6,000 additional U.S. troops to the region.
Iran in Retreat From Nuclear Deal
Plus: Hong Kong enters its second week of protest, Mexico begins its migration crackdown, and what to watch in the world this week.
China Is Winning the Solar Space Race
The United States should be leading on the energy of the future — but it keeps blowing its chances.
The World This Weekend
Fallout continues after tanker attacks, protests rage in Hong Kong, and talks resume in Sudan.
How to Speak Out and Stay Hidden in Hong Kong
Protest veterans have developed new tactics—but so have the police.