Sanctions Won’t Stop Nord Stream 2. Diplomacy Will.
Quiet negotiations with Berlin can do what economic coercion can’t.
It’s Time to Take Bernard-Henri Lévy Seriously
A close reading of the philosophical career, and influence, of France’s most ridiculed public intellectual.
The End of Quiet Diplomacy in Myanmar
The U.N. dials up the pressure campaign against Myanmar’s putschists.
The Death of Neoliberalism Is Greatly Exaggerated
The West’s economic orthodoxy of the past 40 years has been shaken by the pandemic—but the fight isn’t nearly over yet.
Pakistan’s Geoeconomic Delusions
The country says it wants to pivot from hard power to economic power, but its economy begs to differ.
Nobody Knows What Lebanon’s Currency Is Worth Anymore
In Lebanon’s absurd economy, money’s value depends on whom you ask.
Australia Is Under Pressure to Implement Magnitsky-Style Laws
Both Washington and the Australian public want more sanctions on China.
It Is Western Europe’s Turn for a Brain Drain
Knowledge-sector jobs are heading to Eastern Europe, and the consequences could remake the EU.
Latin America’s COVID-19 Fiasco Is Also a Crisis of Regional Integration
A spat at Mercosur’s 30th birthday marked a low point for regional cooperation.
Are U.S. and Chinese Interests Really Opposed in Iran and Myanmar?
Beijing is making moves to ensure regional dominance in Southeast Asia and oil supplies from the Middle East. It could be shooting itself in the foot.
Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi Have One Last Job
The U.S. treasury secretary and the Italian prime minister have spent decades shaping this economy. But can they control what comes next?
U.S. Sanctions Are Killing Innocent Syrians
The Caesar Act isn’t hurting Assad; it’s harming civilians.
Without Shipping, the Global Economy Sinks
The Suez Canal blockade is a reminder that sea freight still keeps the global economy running—and leaders and consumers ignore it at their peril.
India’s Rich Farmers Are Holding Up Reforms Designed to Help the Poor
Don’t listen to the activists. Millions of Indian farmers will benefit from Modi’s new laws.
A Green Africa Is the Key to a Greener World
The United States won’t be a global leader in climate change until it works with African nations.
Biden Must Follow the Law and Sanction Nord Stream Now
Why has the administration been so half-hearted on a malign Russian influence project?
How a U.S.-Iran Deal Helps Red States
Republican districts stand to benefit most from the economic windfall that a revived JCPOA would bring.