The World Bank Is Missing U.S. Leadership
Biden’s sacking of Trump appointees at international financial institutions has left a vacuum.
To Win Friends and Influence People, America Should Learn From the CCP
Beijing’s development projects are flashy, fast, and relevant. Why aren’t Washington’s?
Is South Africa’s Unrest an Insurrection?
President Cyril Ramaphosa believes the violence is politically motivated, but it looks more like an uprising of the poor and unemployed.
Israel Goes to War Again, This Time Against Ben & Jerry’s
Israeli leaders press for legal measures after the ice cream company announced it would halt sales in Jewish settlements.
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.
China’s Ultramarathon Tragedy Was a Fad Gone Bad
Inexperienced companies rushing into badly regulated new sectors is a recipe for disaster.
No Prime Minister—and No More Hope—for Lebanon
The resignation of Saad Hariri is forcing the country to reckon with just how bad things have gotten.
Peru’s Democracy Is at a Breaking Point
Pedro Castillo, who takes office this month, will likely face a renewed governability crisis as president.
Fuzzynomics and 12 Other Attempts to Name Our New Era
We asked leading economists and thinkers to define the post-pandemic age.
Does Beijing’s Belligerent Birthday Party Herald a New Arms Race?
The Chinese Communist Party’s anniversary celebration is taking place amid a nuclear buildup.
‘Biden Has a Much Tougher Job Than Nixon Did’
The author of a new book about Richard Nixon’s transformation of the global economy 50 years ago sees parallels to today—only conditions are worse.
What Didi Got Wrong
The ride-hailing app won the Chinese cab wars. Its next logical step turned out to be a huge mistake.
Russia’s Wagner Group Doesn’t Actually Exist
And that makes it all the more challenging to get to grips with.
Biden’s Dangerous Corruption Obsession
Rooting out graft may be good politics at home, but it won’t fix Latin America’s socioeconomic woes.
The West Gets Serious With Lukashenko—but Not Serious Enough
New sanctions are already affecting the regime’s behavior. Let’s tighten them.
Why Is Ted Cruz Threatening Angela Merkel?
U.S. senators have threatened the Port of Sassnitz with “fatal measures,” but it’s worth asking what would happen if others acted the same way.
Cryptocurrency Isn’t All Bad
The blockchain holds the key to sustainable development for the world’s poorest people.
Want to Counter Authoritarianism in Central America? Follow the Money.
The United States lacks reliable partners in the region. Here’s how to hold them accountable.