Free Trade Is Dead. Risky ‘Managed Trade’ Is Here.
The old trade order has gone out the window at breathtaking speed. What comes next is very slippery.
Yes, the United States is deeply divided and probably undeserving of global leadership, as two new books argue. But who else is there?
Those Who Don’t Investigate the Past Are Doomed to Repeat It
The U.S. government has rejected the chance to study this year’s insurrection. They’ll soon regret the decision.
How Maduro Beat Sanctions
Trump’s “maximum pressure” policy only made Maduro stronger. Now, Biden has to chart a new course.
The Military Revolt Against Joe Biden
An open letter by former officers calling the president a “Marxist” dictator is a greater threat to U.S. democracy than the ouster of Liz Cheney.
Extending the Trump Ban Won’t Heal Facebook’s Deeper Sickness
Apple cutting the social media giant off from iPhone user data could force a healthy change.
Biden Plans to Repeal Trump-Era Sanctions on ICC
Human rights advocates say the move is long overdue.
How Do You Say ‘Stop the Steal’ in Hebrew?
As another Israeli election nears, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s surrogates take a page from Trump’s playbook.
America’s Conspiratorial Delusions Weren’t Born Under Trump
False realities have been part of the U.S. political scene for decades.
State Department Lawyers Concluded Insufficient Evidence to Prove Genocide in China
Despite the Trump administration’s declaration of a genocide in Xinjiang, upheld by the Biden administration, some legal experts suspect China’s behavior may fall short of actual genocide.
America Is Back. But Can Allies Ever Trust It Again?
Fears of another Trump make it even more urgent that allies work with Biden now.
China’s Potemkin Aviation Can’t Survive Without Washington’s Help
Biden has a hard choice to make regarding Trump’s limits on airliner tech.
A Grand Old Identity Crisis
Trump may have been acquitted, but his brand has been damaged. The Republican Party now faces a battle for its future.
Our Top Weekend Reads
Political psychologists offer a new approach to authoritarianism, Ukraine clamps down on pro-Russian media, and a critically acclaimed documentary chronicles Wuhan’s lockdown.
The Death of the Carbon Coalition
Existing models of U.S. politics are wrong. Here’s how the system really works.
A Fight Over a Trump Official Could Block Aid to Latin America
The largest provider of urgently needed aid is up for a bigger budget, but some Democrats first want to remove its Trump-nominated head.
Why Convicting Trump is Key to Biden’s Foreign Policy
With U.S. credibility so low, promoting democracy is harder than ever—so Washington should get its own house in order first.
How to Live With Authoritarians
Democracies have to learn how to manage some people’s innate fears of change.