Bangladesh’s Long Journey From ‘Basket Case’ to Rising Star
But 50 years after independence, an authoritarian turn casts a shadow over the country’s future.
Sanctions Won’t Stop Nord Stream 2. Diplomacy Will.
Quiet negotiations with Berlin can do what economic coercion can’t.
It’s Time to Take Bernard-Henri Lévy Seriously
A close reading of the philosophical career, and influence, of France’s most ridiculed public intellectual.
COVID-19’s Baby Bust
Disasters usually come with falling birth rates. But this time, they might not recover unless governments take action now.
The Return of Palestinian Politics
Elections in May will be the first since 2006—a remarkable but risky gambit.
Japan Toughens on China as Beijing Issues Threats
Pro-engagement politicians are aging out of the Liberal Democratic Party.
Myanmar Is on the Precipice of Civil War
Existing conflicts with ethnic groups add fuel to the fire.
Britain’s Immigration Overhaul Is Shortsighted
The United Kingdom needs to prepare for future climate migrants rather than obsessing over asylum-seekers.
Benin’s King of Cotton Makes Its Democracy a Sham
Talon’s procedural reforms have hollowed out fair elections and are a master class in entrenching autocracy.
It’s Still Hard to Be America’s Ally
Biden wants to rebuild relationships, but old friends aren’t so sure.
A Chance to Stop Syria and Russia From Using Chemical Weapons
Moscow and Damascus have evaded all accountability, but Biden can build a coalition to change that.
On Immigration, ‘Building Back Better’ Isn’t Enough
Rather than taking Obama-era policies as a baseline, Biden needs to start from scratch.
Peru’s Election Is About to Make Its Problems Worse
This weekend’s vote will deepen the pandemic-ravaged country’s impasse.
10 Years On, Syrians Have Not Given Up
A survivor of regime atrocities explains why the international community must act.
We Don’t Have the Words to Fight Anti-Asian Racism
Tangled questions of Asian identity need answers that aren’t defined by U.S. terminology alone.
French Secularism Isn’t Illiberal
Letting culture wars drive debate about “laïcité” obscures similarities between France and the United States.
Israel’s Osirak Option
As Netanyahu forms his government, the parallels between the politics that led to a strike on Iraq’s nuclear facility and those that could result in targeting Iran today are clear.