How to Stand Up For Human Rights in the Age of Trump
Western democracies that were once reliable defenders of human rights have been consumed by a nativist backlash, leaving an open field for dictators and demagogues.
American Democracy Is an Easy Target
Americans have become paranoid about foreign cyberattacks on their political system, but they have nobody but themselves to blame.
Trump is right about the state of some African countries — but it's because they're ruled by men like him.
The Olympics Will Only Make the Korea Crisis Worse
The founder of the games dreamed of inspiring world peace. He created an event that's always done the opposite.
The Islamic Republic of Hysteria
The Trump administration’s Middle East strategy revolves around a threat that doesn’t exist.
Despite its defeat on the battlefield, the Islamic State is using Iraq’s black market to stockpile millions of dollars to fuel its coming insurgency.
Germany Doesn’t Have a Playbook for a Nazi-Sympathizing Opposition
A far-right party has entered German parliament, with uncertain consequences for the country’s democracy.
A London Television Station Has Convinced Iran the Shah Was Great
Why are young Iranians demanding the return of the Pahlavi dynasty? Media-savvy exiles in Europe.
Ethiopia Is Falling Apart
Tepid reforms and halfhearted concessions won't save the country's authoritarian government from its existential crisis.
Iran’s Elites Are Far More Fragile Than They Look
An Islamic Republic divided against itself cannot stand.
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in Are the Negotiators Korea Needs
Pyongyang's and Seoul’s leaders have shown they can build political capital. Now they have to spend it.
The Only Force That Can Beat Climate Change Is the U.S. Army
America’s military is the only institution that can break the partisan deadlock on the worst threat the nation faces.
What’s a Nuclear Hotline Good For Anyway?
North and South Korea have revived their dormant direct line. That’s good news for the rest of the world.
How to Break Up Europe’s Axis of Illiberalism
If the EU really wants to punish Poland, it should turn up the pressure on Hungary.
It’s Time to Bomb North Korea
Destroying Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal is still in America’s national interest.
China’s War on Poverty Could Hurt the Poor Most
The government is pushing people out of rural squalor — and into urban dependence.
Africa’s Generational War
Last year was a good one for the continent’s autocrats. But young Africans have launched a democratic revolution — and they’ve got the numbers on their side.
Pakistan Has All the Leverage Over Trump
Why Islamabad isn’t worried about threats to cut off U.S. aid