Bibi Is No Houdini
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a political magician who has run out of tricks—and his stubbornness is stopping the Israeli right from winning convincingly and governing the country.
The End of Volodymyr Zelensky’s Honeymoon
Changing Ukraine is much harder than its president thought. Here is how Zelensky should reboot his presidency and secure his place in history.
What Really Happened to Carlos Ghosn?
Nissan just filed a lawsuit against its former CEO. Here’s why—and what could happen next.
Chinese Officials Can’t Help Lying About the Wuhan Virus
Despite calls for transparency, repression is baked into the system.
Iran’s Regional Influence Campaign Is Starting to Flop
Tehran has long sought to throw its weight around across the region. Now the Islamic Republic is facing a backlash in Iraq, Lebanon, and at home.
Ukraine vs. the Oligarchs
If Trump wants to fight corruption in Ukraine, he should pay close attention to an ongoing dispute between the country and the IMF over one of its biggest banks.
Moldova’s Failed Revolution Is Not Over Yet
Explaining every political crisis in a former Soviet country as a tug of war between East and West misses the point. The problem is a system of nepotism, patronage, and entrenched corruption.
Don’t Believe the Trump Administration’s Lies About Ukrainian Corruption
Far from drowning in graft, the country’s record is getting better and better.
Why Protesters in Lebanon Are Taking to the Streets
The protests combine political and economic grievances and could bring down the country’s sect-based political order.
Lebanon Has Suffered From Sectarianism for Too Long
Mass protests could put an end to the ethnic clientelism that has empowered corrupt leaders. But demonstrators must stand their ground or risk being co-opted like those who rose up in 2005.
Trump Finally Found a Chinese Import He Likes: Corruption
Enlisting Beijing to interfere in the U.S. election is no joke.
Ukrainian Corruption Is Trump’s Native Language
The U.S. president has imported prodazhnist’, Ukraine’s distinctive culture of crookedness, where everyone has a price and politics has no value.
The West Is Open for Dirty Business
The European Union and United States need a joint front against poisonous kleptocracy.
Trump’s Whistleblower Attack ‘Undermines’ U.S. Global Accountability Push
The United States faces charges of double standards in its campaign to promote whistleblower protections at the U.N. and international organizations.
It’s Not Just Elephants That Are Under Attack in Botswana
The country’s government is rolling back wildlife protections and endangering media freedom and the rule of law.
Protests Against Joko Widodo Rock Indonesia
In the largest student uprising in decades, former supporters of the president are now questioning his commitment to reform.
Welcome, Ukrainians, to the American Swamp
Zelensky can walk away from the Trump scandal stronger. Here’s how.
Foreign Investors Fueled Violence and Corruption in South Sudan, Report Finds
Numerous banks and multinationals have hands in shady deals with the new nation’s elites and warlords.
Greed and Graft at U.N. Climate Program
Whistleblowers and experts allege corruption at a United Nations Development Program project for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Russia, according to a Foreign Policy investigation.