Our Top Weekend Reads
The lasting impact of Sanders and Corbyn, a profile of the UAE’s invisible Palestinian hand, and a drift toward authoritarianism in West Africa.
Democratic Socialists Lost, but Their Ideas Have Won
Even though Bernie Sanders didn’t win the U.S. Democratic nomination and Jeremy Corbyn was beaten badly in Britain’s 2019 election, the movements their campaigns created will live on in left-wing politics on both sides of the Atlantic.
Indian Americans Stir Blue Wave in Deep Red Texas
Trump’s touted his rallies with India’s leader, but the Indian American community is leaning left—and nowhere like in Texas.
Democrats Can’t Reverse the Damage of the Trump Era Overnight
Republican activists have spent decades building a movement, winning state and local elections, and grooming a generation of conservative judges. If the left wants to win and keep power, it must learn from the right’s successes.
The Democrats Have Quietly Given Up Their Old Myths About Climate Change
And that might be a good thing for the environment.
The Republican and Democratic Parties Are Heading for Collapse
U.S. political parties have reshuffled every few decades, and 2020 may be the year they do it again.
This Election Has Become Dangerous for the U.S. Military
Trump is losing support among the troops. That’s just one reason why the military risks getting sucked into the campaign.
Accepting Nomination, Biden Implores Voters to Dump Trump
The 2020 Democratic nominee manages to unify his party. But for how long?
Why We Joined Over 70 Former Republican National Security Officials to Support Biden
A Trump empowered with a second term would be a threat to the United States, especially in Asia.
How the Democrats Stole the Republicans’ Turf
In speaking for all Americans—instead of just a section of them—Biden's team has rejected the conventional narrative about how to beat Trump in November.
House Democrats Jockey for Foreign Affairs Committee Gavel
It’s another battle between centrists and progressives that could have big implications for U.S. foreign policy, especially on Israel.
Biden Resists Move Left on Foreign Policy
Though he’s eager to accommodate Bernie Sanders’s base on domestic issues, the presumptive Democratic nominee is still seen as a man of the past by progressives.
Biden Likely to Embrace Some of Sanders’s Foreign-Policy Ideas, Especially After the Pandemic
The former vice president’s team is already in touch with the Sanders camp about a unified platform, operatives say.
With Biden Dominant and Coronavirus Rampant, Democratic 2020 Hopes Soar
Trump’s reelection prospects are looking dimmer—for the moment.
The Joe Biden Juggernaut
With his smashing Super Tuesday victories and Bloomberg's endorsement, the former vice president has suddenly become the chief 2020 challenger to Trump.
Bernie’s Outsider on the Inside
Bernie Sanders wants to reinvent progressive foreign policy. Here’s the man he hopes will make that happen.
Democrats Fail the Commander-in-Chief Test
Republican foreign-policy experts weigh in on the Democrats’ Charleston debate.
The Debate That Democrats Didn’t Have in Las Vegas
Republican foreign-policy experts weigh in on the most eventful debate of the 2020 primary.