Is India Spilling Its State Secrets?
The government is declassifying some archives, but it will retain control of public understanding.
Turkey Will Never Recognize the Armenian Genocide
It’s time for Yerevan to shift gears and work toward rapprochement with Ankara.
Assad Is Friends With the Arab World Again
After 10 years of war, Syria’s erstwhile enemies are welcoming it back in from the cold.
‘The Nevers’ Imagines White Women In Charge of Dismantling Empire
HBO’s Victorian fantasy bites off more than it can chew.
Before Jihadi John, There Was George Blake
The British KGB double agent was a forerunner of today’s radicalized Western jihadis.
Sturgeon’s Vision for Independence Is on the Ballot in Scotland
The first minister’s party will almost certainly win the election this week, but the nationalist movement still faces divisions of its own.
The World Might Want China’s Rules
Washington shouldn’t assume its values are more attractive to others than Beijing’s.
Stop Giving Erdogan a Veto Over U.S. Recognition of the Armenian Genocide
Biden can do the right thing because Turkey has lost strategic significance.
Britain’s Post-Brexit Foreign Policy Can Be a Force for Good
Boris Johnson shouldn’t shy away from global leadership and the morally driven approach that protected Kosovars and Iraqi Kurds in the 1990s.
How Brexit Lit the Fuse in Northern Ireland
Loyalist fears that Boris Johnson is abandoning them have sparked a wave of violence that could endanger the Good Friday Agreement.
Bangladesh’s Long Journey From ‘Basket Case’ to Rising Star
But 50 years after independence, an authoritarian turn casts a shadow over the country’s future.
Why Was Roman Politics So Stabby?
Emma Southon’s book on murder in Rome depicts a state built on death.
Ending Wars Was Never Easy
A new book about a forgotten attempt to resolve World War I sheds light on the struggles facing the West’s diplomats today.
Why Washington Is Fed Up With Beijing
Decades of failed efforts to woo China explain the Biden administration’s tough talk ahead of Alaska meeting.
Is Brexit Driving Gibraltar Into Europe’s Arms?
The territory at the tip of Spain will remain British on paper, but in practice Brexit has brought it closer to the EU than ever before.
In the City, the Bluffing Is Over
During crisis after crisis, London’s financial giants cried wolf about leaving. Now the wolf is at the door.
Germany’s Holocaust Remembrance Is Turning Upside Down
The left is relativizing the past, the far-right is insisting on its uniqueness, and the country’s historical culture is cracking from within.
The Founding Fathers of International Relations Theory Loved War but Overlooked Sex
Pre-modern European power was grounded in marriage and childbirth, not just conflict.
Sisi Learned the Wrong Lessons From Mubarak’s Fall
Wanton repression is building up more pressure for the next uprising.