Indonesians Fight for Their Right to Not Vote
It's an act of protest—but the government calls it terrorism.
The World This Weekend
FP’s latest on the turmoil in Sudan, Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election, and Julian Assange’s arrest.
Canada’s Cultish Politics Turn Problems Into Crises
Trudeau’s bumbling autocracy is just the latest example of lockstep partisanship.
Millions of Voters Are Missing in India
Muslims, Dalits, women disproportionately cut from electoral rolls.
NATO Needs Solidarity for Its 70th Birthday
Trump should dial back the admonishment and offer allies the chance to unite over common purpose.
Ukraine’s Election Will Test the Strength of Its Democracy
The outcome of the vote is not nearly as important as the quality of the electoral process.
The Mueller Report Is a Test for the United States
As the world looks on, it’s up to Washington to demonstrate the strength of its institutions.
Abiy Ahmed Should Be a Natural Friend for the United States
Seeking the right partners is just as important as avoiding the wrong ones.
For Africa, Chinese-Built Internet Is Better Than No Internet at All
The need for web access has driven African countries to Huawei despite U.S. concerns.
Islamophobes Came for Americans on the Campaign Trail
A new poll of Muslims who ran for office in the 2018 midterms shows how central bigotry has become to America's political life.
The EU’s Next Big Election Is Heading for Disaster
If nationalists keep the momentum in the run-up to the European Parliament elections, the EU will never be the same again.
The Evolution of the Strongman
Why authoritarians have grown more liberal as democracies have grown more authoritarian.
الربيع العربي لم ينته بعد
روح الربيع العربي لا تزال مستمرة كما أظهرت الاحتجاجات الكبيرة في الجزائر والسودان.
The Arab Spring Is Not Over Yet
Major protests in Algeria and Sudan show that the spirit of 2011 lives on.
Justin Trudeau Lived by Social Media. Now He’s Dying by It.
The self-immolation of the Canadian government is rooted in the way it came to power.
Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid Must Not Repeat Tzipi Livni’s Mistake
The former foreign minister could have saved Israel from a decade of Benjamin Netanyahu’s disastrous rule, but in 2008 she refused to lead a coalition supported by Israeli Arab parties and threw away her chance to lead the country.
There Is Still a Way Out of Venezuela’s Stalemate
Both sides should heed the lessons of negotiated transitions in Chile and South Africa to forge a peaceful path to democracy.
India Has a Lesson for Trump: National Emergencies Are a Disaster for Democracy
Indira Gandhi's Emergency damaged Indians' rights — and gave the opposition a cause to unify against.