The U.S. and Europe Are Speaking a Different Language on China
Dire American warnings about the threat from Beijing fall on deaf ears at the Munich Security Conference.
Filipinos Turn on Duterte as Coronavirus Fears Spread
Anti-Chinese and anti-American conspiracy theories have followed the first death.
Xinjiang’s Hui Muslims Were Swept Into Camps Alongside Uighurs
Testimonies and eyewitness accounts suggest the mass incarceration of ethnic Hui in China’s northwest.
Tourists Dwindle as Thailand Readies for Coronavirus Threat
Billions of dollars are at stake as Bangkok walks the line between closing borders and angering Beijing.
Is Afghan Intelligence Building a Regime of Terror With the CIA’s Help?
As dissidents are attacked and murdered, critics liken the National Directorate of Security to the brutal intelligence service of the Afghan communists in the 1980s.
Canada’s Not-So-Green Green Energy
Hydropower may be the future of Canadian power, but it won’t bring the environmental benefits many proponents tout.
Trump’s Peace Plan Is Palestinians’ Worst Nightmare
Arab states might accept Trump’s one-sided initiative, but an increasingly vocal new generation of Palestinians won’t allow regional leaders to sign away their right to a sovereign homeland.
Italy’s Failed Migration Fix Has Led to Chaos in Libya
Despite pushing policies that are politically naive and disastrous for human rights in North Africa, Italian politicians keep getting promoted in Brussels.
Boris Johnson’s New Scramble for Africa
The prime minister’s vision of a “Global Britain” after Brexit will only succeed if he abandons imperial nostalgia in favor of practical investment in the continent’s fast-growing economies.
For Netanyahu, Trump’s White House Is the Gift That Keeps on Giving
A U.S. peace plan seems designed mainly to get Bibi reelected. The Palestinians aren’t even invited.
As America Shuts Its Doors, Afghan Refugees Are Stuck in Turkey
The Trump administration has made it nearly impossible for Afghans who aided U.S. troops to claim asylum in the United States. Instead, thousands who aided Americans on the battlefield are stranded in a country that doesn't want them.
Peru’s Vote for a New Congress Could Shape the President’s Legacy
After suspending the country’s Congress last fall, new legislative elections could give Martín Vizcarra the support he needs to confront corruption—or lead to renewed political gridlock.
A New Scottish Independence Vote Seems All but Inevitable
With increasing support from voters, the Scottish National Party is unlikely to give up its fight for a second referendum despite the procedural obstacles it faces.
In Afghanistan, Religious Schools Are a Breeding Ground for Islamic State Influence
Countless madrassas are said to be funded by Gulf sources associated with the spread of extremist Salafist views.
For Russia, Impeachment Can’t Be Over Soon Enough
Despite the shadow cast by election interference, many leading Russians—even Putin—would like to get back to normal dealings.
In Turkey, a Battle Over Infrastructure Could Shape the Next Presidential Race
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s drive to build a new canal to bypass the Bosphorus faces a formidable opponent: Istanbul mayor and likely presidential contender Ekrem Imamoglu.
Why Iran Is Deporting Scores of Afghan Refugees
Caught on the border, many are vulnerable to extortion, abuse, and regional tensions.
In Death Suleimani May Achieve His Life’s Dream: Preserving Iranian Power in Iraq
Until Trump ordered the drone strike that killed him, mass protests posed a threat to Iranian influence. That could now change.
To Keep Putin Out, Belarus Invites the U.S. and China In
With Pompeo planning to visit, authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko is looking to play an old game with new players.
Who Exactly Is Turkey Resettling in Syria?
Ankara claims it’s helping displaced Syrians return home. Kurds and international observers accuse Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government of demographic engineering.
Benjamin Netanyahu Is Bleeding Israel’s Foreign Ministry to Death
Deep funding cuts and the gutting of Israel’s diplomatic service is undermining the prime minister’s ambitious foreign-policy agenda.
In Scotland’s Swing Seats, Nationalists Are Selling Voters on Independence
Mired in the unpopular Brexit process, the Tories will have to convince voters that the union is worth it to keep hotly contested seats.
The Biggest Threat to Boris Johnson Isn’t Jeremy Corbyn
The British prime minister isn’t afraid of the Labour party’s leader. To retain his parliamentary seat in an increasingly diverse west London district, Johnson is facing a tight race to fend off Ali Milani, a 25-year-old immigrant from Iran.
The Enemies of Sudan’s Democracy Are Lurking Everywhere
The country successfully toppled a dictator. Now it's in an epic battle to secure freedom.
Croatia Is Abusing Migrants While the EU Turns a Blind Eye
The evidence of Croatian police violence toward migrants is overwhelming, but Brussels continues to praise and fund Zagreb for patrolling the European Union’s longest external land border.
Can Culture, Not Blood, Make You Italian?
A new generation of students raised and schooled in Italy are pushing to reform outdated citizenship laws that reward those with Italian bloodlines rather than people who have lived in the country all their lives.
Is Canada Violating Its Constitution by Sending Refugees Back to the United States?
A federal court case could stop Ottawa from treating the United States as a safe third country due to the Trump administration’s harsh policies toward asylum-seekers.
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.
Erdogan’s Attacks on His Old Ally Could Backfire
The Turkish president is shutting down a university to punish former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu for leaving the AKP and starting a new party, but he risks alienating precisely the voters he claims to champion.
To the Barricades in Beirut
Lebanese protesters are reappropriating roadblocks—long a mark of civil war-era division—as a symbol of unity.
Hong Kong’s Minorities Face Racism From Police and Protesters
Ethnic tensions are coming to the fore, but many minorities find solidarity with activists.
In the Line of Fire Along Kashmir’s Line of Control
Since India revoked Kashmiri autonomy in August, local villagers have been living in fear amid cross-border gunfire and unexploded shells.
Colombian Women Are Saying ‘Yes, We Can’
Colombia’s culture of machismo has created a backlash in the form of a new women’s political movement.