The Taliban Just Won a Key Battle for Afghanistan’s Future
The killing of a strongman police chief creates a dangerous power vacuum.
The Trade War Has Claimed Its First Victim
Tariffs from the United States, Canada, China, Mexico, and the EU may have damaged the WTO beyond repair.
The Quad Is Not Enough
Trump has revived a four-way security dialogue among the United States, India, Australia, and Japan, but if it's going to make China pay attention, it will need some new members.
China’s Dangerous Dollar Addiction
China pays for raw materials in greenbacks, but Trump’s trade war could soon dwindle its dollar reserves.
The Hope at the Heart of the Apocalyptic Climate Change Report
Along with their latest dire predictions, the world’s leading climate scientists offered a new path forward—but will anyone take it?
Want to Win the Midterms? Spend Less on War
The intensification of the liberal-neoconservative alliance under Trump is not good news for Democrats.
I Mastered Xi Jinping Thought, and I Have the Certificate to Prove It
Study of the leader’s half-baked ideas is increasingly compulsory in China.
A 2013 Law Helped Make India’s #MeToo Possible
But will it be enough for the movement to accomplish its goals?
Democrats Need More Than Hot Air on North Korea
Moon Jae-in is trying for peace on the peninsula. Liberals should have his back.
Net Neutrality’s End Will Let Power Eat the Internet
Information is getting more centralized as online norms fracture.
India’s Sleeping Tech Giants Are About to Awaken
A weak rupee could be just the push the Big Five need.
Britain Isn’t Just Losing Brexit. Europe Is Winning It.
Businesses are leaving the United Kingdom because of its economic uncertainty—and because Dublin, Paris, and Frankfurt are more attractive anyway.
Khashoggi’s Death Is Highlighting the Ottoman-Saudi Islamic Rift
The journalist’s suspected murder, and its aftermath, was the latest battle of a 300-year war over Sunni Islam.
Erdogan May Have Freed Pastor Brunson, But Turkey’s Economy Is Still Trapped
Even if Trump lifts sanctions now, the lira won’t recover for a long time.
The World Will Soon Start Talking Like Trump
Three lessons about communicating that politicians in the United States, and abroad, are learning from the current U.S. president.
Mexico and Brazil’s Crude Politics
A potential return to resource nationalism could set both countries back.
India’s #MeToo Moment Came Late, but It Will Be Transformative
The rage that animated protests against sexual violence in 2012 has returned, and Indian women are fearlessly speaking out against powerful perpetrators.
Islamic State Fighters Are Back, and This Time They’re Taking Up Arms With Shiite Militias
A strange alliance between Sunnis and Shiites is sure to leave Iraq worse off.
The Democratic Unionist Party Isn’t Bluffing on Brexit. It’s Being ‘Thran.’
The small Northern Irish party that props up the British government has a history of belligerence and brinkmanship. But ultimately it will blink.
Labour Can’t Escape Britain’s Omnishambles
Deep internal divisions and a looming Brexit will mire Corbyn as much as May.