Fear of Prolonged U.S.-China Trade War Rattles Markets
Some financial analysts warned that if trade talks between the countries collapse—and tariffs remain high—the global economy could move toward recession.
Serbia Needs Kosovo’s Respect, Not Its Land
Peace talks have fallen apart again in the Balkans—but Greece and Macedonia show the proper way forward.
Be Afraid of the World, Be Very Afraid
Five global problems that are getting worse—and may never get better.
Indian Exit Polls Predict Modi Win
India’s Narendra Modi appears set for second term, Austria’s ruling coalition collapses ahead of the EU elections, and what to watch in the world this week.
Britain Is Making Sexual Harassment a Hate Crime
A shift in how police departments handle complaints about men could save the lives of countless women.
Huawei Ban Takes Effect
The U.S. ban of Huawei escalates the trade war with China, government and opposition representatives for Venezuela return to the negotiating table, and U.S. lawmakers fear skewed intelligence on Iran.
Estonia’s Natural Experiment in Fighting Right-Wing Populism
Two models have emerged for dealing with a new nationalist government—but it’s not clear which will prove more effective.
What Actually Happens When a Country Bans Abortion
Romania under Ceausescu created a dystopian horror of overcrowded, filthy orphanages, and thousands died from back-alley abortions.
Sudan’s Transition Talks Suspended
The transition in Sudan is put on hold amid violence, Europe balks at the U.S. military response to Iran, and the United States hits Chinese firm Huawei with sanctions.
U.S. Hard-line Stance on Iran Rattles Allies
As Trump’s national security team barrels toward a confrontation in the Persian Gulf, Europe is starting to balk.
A Global Call to End Online Extremism
Government leaders and tech companies convene to combat violent extremism online, an ongoing curfew amid violence in Sri Lanka, and the crackdown on Venezuela’s opposition continues.
Pompeo Goes to Russia
Mike Pompeo meets his counterpart in Russia, violence flares as the military and protesters hash out a transitional government in Sudan, and the U.S.-China trade war rumbles on.
Conservatism’s Wunderkind Is Getting Swallowed by the Far-Right
Austria’s chancellor made a deal with populists, and it’s not going according to plan.
U.S. Senate Threatens Sanctions Over Russian Pipeline
Washington and Berlin face off again over Nord Stream 2 as European ships are targeted.
Anti-Europe Parties Aren’t Anti-Europe Anymore
Instead of promising to protect people from the European Union, populists have started promising to make the EU protect the people.
Erdogan’s Long Arm in Europe
Turkey is seeking influence and votes throughout the EU and spreading ideas that imperil efforts to integrate the Turkish diaspora.
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Recalled in ‘Political Hit Job,’ Lawmakers Say
Marie Yovanovitch stepping down as ambassador follows attacks from both right-wing media figures in the United States and a senior Ukrainian official.
Russia’s Payback Will Be Syria’s Reconstruction Money
But international donors—and Bashar al-Assad—aren't playing along yet.
‘Global Britain’ Is a Pipe Dream
Taking back control sounded good in 2016. It won’t be so easy in the Trump era.