Spanish Nationalists Hate Separatists, Not Immigrants
Spain has long resisted the rise of the far-right, because Basque and Catalan separatism animated nationalist passions—but the rise of Vox in Andalusia shows that the country is not immune from xenophobic politics.
How the Jewish Left and Palestinian Arabs Can Remake Israeli Politics
A political alliance between Israel’s left wing and Arab parties could topple Benjamin Netanyahu.
Will Brexit Blow Up Britain’s Conservative Party?
Europe has ended the careers of many a Tory prime minister. If Theresa May can’t forge a deal that carries a majority, she could send the party into the political wilderness.
It’s Time to Stand Up to Russia’s Aggression in Ukraine
Putin's latest ploy in the Kerch Strait must be countered fast.
Russia’s Conventional Weapons Are Deadlier Than Its Nukes
Withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty would take the United States one step forward and many steps back on international security.
South Korea Is an Ally, Not a Puppet
Washington's image of Seoul is stuck in the 1970s. It's time to move on.
The Maybot and the Marxist
A stubborn prime minister and an intransigent opposition leader have brought British politics to a standstill. Parliament is poised to seize control of the Brexit process, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a referendum rerun.
Defenders of Human Rights Are Making a Comeback
With larger powers in retreat, small countries and civil society groups have stepped up—and they have won some significant victories.
ByteDance Can’t Outrun Beijing’s Shadow
The Chinese social media firm is the most valued start-up in the world—but it’s going to hit political walls.
There’s Officially Nobody in Charge of Britain
The United Kingdom is facing a generational crisis and adults are nowhere to be found in Parliament.
The World Bank Needs to Join the 21st Century
The next president of the world’s largest development organization needs to chart a new direction for a new era.
The Old Regime and the Yellow Revolution
France’s protest movement has become a crisis of legitimacy for Emmanuel Macron—and the country’s constitutional order.
The Belt and Road Initiative Is a Corruption Bonanza
Despots and crooks are using China’s infrastructure project to stay in power—with Beijing's help.
The Patriarchy Strikes Back in China
Attempts to crush feminists and labor activists linking up show what the Communist Party fears most.
Don’t Let Ethiopia Become the Next Yugoslavia
Federations of ethnonational states can become explosive during moments of political liberalization. Abiy Ahmed must tread carefully to avoid a Balkan nightmare.
Here’s Why Colombia Opened Its Arms to Venezuelan Migrants—Until Now
For years, Colombians fleeing violence left for Venezuela. Now mass migration flows the other way.
Welcome to the People’s Democratic Republic of America
Reporters need to start treating DC like a foreign posting.
Iran’s Next Supreme Leader Is Dead
And it’s not going to be easy for the Islamic Republic to survive without him.
Chinese Censors Really Don’t Want You to Watch These Sex Ed Videos
Educator Chang Mengran is trying to teach Chinese women about their own bodies.