Shrunken Aramco Listing Could Crimp Saudi Crown Prince’s Bigger Plans
By failing to attract major international investors, Mohammed bin Salman may have to kiss his Saudi Vision 2030 goodbye.
Bolivia’s Lithium Isn’t The New Oil
A popular theory around Evo Morales’s removal is completely mistaken.
Now the Public Gets to Decide on Impeachment
Key witnesses will begin testifying before Congress in public for the first time this week. And for both sides, credibility is on the line.
Why Is Evo Morales Suddenly No Longer President of Bolivia?
The ousted leader is calling it a “coup,” but he entered dangerous legal territory in pushing for an unprecedented fourth term.
Does Trump Have a China Trade Deal Yet or What?
Sort of. If you can call it that. Pity about all the lost billions of dollars.
Is the United States Really Leaving the Paris Climate Agreement?
Yes, but the process takes a long time. Final withdrawal will occur one day after the 2020 election—but Washington may still be able to get back in.
Why Protesters in Lebanon Are Taking to the Streets
The protests combine political and economic grievances and could bring down the country’s sect-based political order.
While Trump Builds Tariff Walls, Asia Bets on Free Trade
It’s crunch time for the biggest trade deal you’ve never heard of.
Ilham Tohti’s Sakharov Prize Will Drive Beijing Crazy
The imprisoned Uighur economist represents an entire people under attack by China.
Why Trump Still Can’t Get USMCA Through Congress
Ironically, the fight over impeachment could finally ease the way for NAFTA’s successor. But time is running out.
Why Chileans Are Still Protesting Despite Reform Promises
In Santiago, demonstrations over economic inequality are expected to continue after President Sebastián Piñera promised reforms.
How Turkey and Russia Carved Up Northern Syria
The pact cements Ankara’s annexation of a significant chunk of formerly Kurdish-held land.
Did Hungary’s Viktor Orban Turn Trump Against Ukraine?
Why Hungary and Russia might have wanted to shape the U.S. president’s views on Ukraine.
Here’s What Boris Johnson’s New Brexit Deal Would Mean for Britain and Ireland
Could Northern Ireland leave the U.K. altogether?
Why Is Turkey Fighting Syria’s Kurds?
Turkey’s president says Syrian Kurdish fighters are terrorists—but he’s a very unreliable narrator.
Halkbank Indictment Turbocharges U.S.-Turkey Tensions
After a long, mysterious delay, the Trump administration finally targets the Turkish bank for helping Iran to evade U.S. sanctions. Don’t expect Ankara to cooperate.
What We Know About the Trump-Ukraine Investigation
Much remains unclear, but the latest revelations from U.S. diplomats tend to corroborate the whistleblower’s account of how the Trump team sought to strong-arm Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting Impeachment
More senior officials, more countries, more Giuliani. Trump’s storm clouds just got a whole lot darker.
Why Ukrainegate Is Nothing Like Russiagate
U.S. President Donald Trump has a far more damaging scandal on his hands.
What You Need to Know About the Attacks on Saudi Oil Facilities
So far, attacks attributed to Iran haven’t resulted in a military confrontation with the United States.
The Queen Can’t Do Anything About Brexit
The suspension of Parliament is outrageous—but it’s all Boris Johnson’s fault.
How Does Online Racism Spawn Mass Shooters?
White nationalist terrorism is becoming normalized through internet forums.
Why Is Hong Kong Erupting?
Hong Kongers are fighting for their city's unique status under the shadow of Beijing.
What Does the Demise of the INF Treaty Mean for Nuclear Arms Control?
Trump’s exit from the U.S.-Russia treaty, which officially takes effect Friday, raises questions about whether the era of arms control is ending—or being reinvented.
How to Read Between the Lines of the Mueller Report
Here’s what to expect from the long-awaited—and now heavily redacted—probe into Trump’s Russia ties.
Julian Assange’s Legal Trouble, Explained
The WikiLeaks founder is in British custody and faces extradition to the United States.