Trump’s Hard Line on Pakistan Is All Bluster
U.S. needs in Afghanistan have overridden promises to get tough on Islamabad.
The Foreign Agents Registration Act Is Broken
Stepping up enforcement of FARA before reforming the act is a recipe for disaster.
The Trump Administration Is Helping Kill Albania’s Democracy
The State Department’s latest intervention in a European election served nobody’s interests at all.
Putin’s Not Ready to Call It Quits
From annexing Belarus to reforming the constitution, speculation about how the Russian president will stay in power is rife. The question is whether any of the gambits will work.
The United States Is Going After China’s Banks
Using the financial 'death penalty' may be dangerous overreach.
Weekend at Berdi’s
The president of Turkmenistan is probably alive. But as with so much else in the country, it’s hard to tell.
Cyberdeterrence Needs People, Not Weapons
Mass mobilization might be the best line of defense in a world of online warfare.
Netanyahu Keeps Winning Because He’s an Effective Leader
Israel’s prime minister has now served in the role for as long as the country’s founding father. Voters support him because they’re convinced he keeps them safe and reduces their international isolation.
To Fight Terrorists, Follow the Money
Prosecuting money launderers is the best way to stamp out terrorism and corruption.
France Is Looking for New Allies in Asia
Eager to project its power in the Indo-Pacific, the country has doubled down on Japan and India.
Hong Kong’s Police Violence Is Stamped ‘Made in U.K.’
Modern riot control tactics were born in the city’s 1960s riots. Now they’re back with a vengeance.
Is Italy Immune From Terrorism?
In recent years, the country has managed to avoid jihadi violence. But not everyone will want to copy its methods.
Limited Wars Are Forever Wars
A new book looks at why the U.S. military keeps trapping itself in endless conflicts.
The Abyss Is Opening Under China-U.S. Relations
Cool heads are needed in both Beijing and Washington.
Imran Khan Mustn’t Let Trump Make Pakistan a Scapegoat
Almost four decades after the first U.S.-Pakistani mission in Afghanistan, Islamabad risks getting caught in the crosshairs of great-power politics again. Only deft diplomacy will save it.
Colombia’s Uneasy Peace
A few years after Bogotá struck a deal with the FARC, challenges to the agreement risk undermining it.
Japan’s Trade War Is as Futile as Trump’s
Tokyo’s temper tantrum over history is mostly hurting itself.
Here’s How to Finally Solve Spain’s Governmental Standstill
A coalition between Pedro Sánchez’s Socialists and Albert Rivera’s Ciudadanos could prevent a fourth election in as many years—but voters are unlikely to buy it.
The End of Cuba’s Entrepreneurship Boom
It isn’t just Trump who has put the country’s small businesses under pressure. Díaz-Canel is after them, too.
Ursula von der Leyen Isn’t Perfect, but She’s Better Than the Alternative
Opposing the compromise candidate for EU commission president will further empower populists and Euroskeptics.