Analysis

Protesters gather during a rally against pro-China media and disinformation

How One Social Media App Is Beating Disinformation

Line and the Taiwanese government are working together to check facts.

Joe Biden's U.S. election victory is seen on the front pages of British newspapers

Biden Could Help Heal Europe’s Brexit Wounds

The special relationship may survive, but the focus will be very different.

Soldiers practice administering swab tests at a tennis center in Liverpool on Nov. 6.

National Business Corps to the Rescue

In the United Kingdom, an obscure partnership between business leaders and the military pulled the country back from the brink. The United States and other countries should replicate the model now.

Members of the Cameroonian Gendarmerie patrol in the Omar Bongo Square of Cameroon's majority Anglophone Southwest province capital Buea on Oct. 3, 2018.

Cameroon’s Government Is Deceiving the West While Diverting Foreign Aid

Paul Biya’s regime is ignoring the battle against Boko Haram and the Islamic State and using foreign counterterrorism assistance to fund its brutal repression of citizens with legitimate grievances.

A mother and child walk past a destroyed car in a small town on the main highway near Buea on May 11, 2019.  The location is one of many residential areas that now sit empty as residents flee to the main city of Buea or into the deep tropical forests after violence in the region.

Paul Biya Is Offering Cameroon’s Anglophones Too Little, Too Late

The Cameroonian government is seeking to implement a 1996 law it refused to enact for over two decades. The policy represents a fig leaf, not genuine decentralization, and will not resolve a crisis of Biya’s own making.

President Donald Trump walks with Jerome Powell at the White House in Washington on Nov. 2, 2017.

The West’s Constitutional Crises Threaten the Economy’s Last Best Hope

Central banks have kept their economies afloat this year—but political dysfunction is pushing them past the breaking point.

Activists of the Pakistani Sunni Tehreek organization burn a poster of French President Emmanuel Macron during an anti-French protest in Lahore on Nov. 1, 2020.

Yes, Islam Is Facing a Crisis. No, France Isn’t Helping Solve It.

By championing freedom from religion while trampling freedom of religion, Macron is discrediting the Enlightenment in the eyes of Muslims—and strengthening the Islamists he vows to defeat.

Fishing vessels carrying slogans and Chinese national flags

China Is Fishing for Trouble at Sea

The Trump administration is taking on China’s illegal catch—and Biden should do the same.

Then-Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi (R) speaks with presidents Jacob Zuma of South Africa (L) and Denis Sassou Nguesso of Republic of Congo (C) in Tripoli on April 10, 2011 during a meeting with a high-ranking African Union delegation trying to negotiate a truce between Qaddafi's forces and rebels seeking to oust him.

By Ignoring African Leaders, the West Paved the Way for Chaos in Libya

A race-based colonial mindset that views the continent as Europe’s playground and dismisses the concerns of Africans continues to fuel death and destruction.

Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden holds a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on March 10, 2010.

Biden Can’t Free Palestine

The Oslo paradigm has proved dangerous for Palestinians. It’s time to look beyond it.

Jean Adukwei Mensa, Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, receives the nomination forms of President Nana Akufo-Addo for the 2020 presidential election in Accra on Oct. 6.

For Ghana’s Democracy to Thrive, Citizens Need to Engage

Surveys show Ghanaians have an opportunity to place much more pressure on their representatives than they currently do.

A military guard salutes newly appointed interim President Francisco Sagasti in Peru

Peruvian Presidents Are Becoming an Endangered Species

Political chaos has produced leaders with little power and no support.

A suspected Islamic State jihadi in Iraq

The Head of ISIS Is a Hypocrite and a Traitor

Newly released documents expose the Islamic State leader’s betrayal of his comrades, which presents a golden opportunity to discredit the movement.

Joe Biden delivers a speech at the European Parliament at the EU headquarters in Brussels on May 6, 2010.

Biden Knows Europe, and Europe Knows Biden. That’s Not Enough.

How to start a new—and overdue—chapter of trans-Atlantic relations.

Members of a military band attend an event to honor Ethiopia’s national defense forces in Addis Ababa, on Nov. 17.

Violence in Ethiopia Doesn’t Stay There

Biden should learn from Carter and head off further conflict while he still can.

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