Mourning in India
Thanks to social media, grief has become collective—even as the pandemic has made it a lonely affair.
Big Pharma’s Patent Defeat Shows Corporate America Losing Power
The unloved industry could try to fight Biden—or get behind the global drive to vaccinate.
Forget Trump. Facebook Should Go After Modi.
Around the world, super influencers have used social media to sow chaos. Facebook’s “Supreme Court” should consider them too.
What the United States Wants From Japan in Taiwan
Biden should be clear about potential wartime plans now or else risk being disappointed by delays in Tokyo.
Extending the Trump Ban Won’t Heal Facebook’s Deeper Sickness
Apple cutting the social media giant off from iPhone user data could force a healthy change.
Report Back Better
The State Department’s yearly human rights report may be the United States’ best tool for fighting sexual violence. Biden needs to get it right.
America Is Becoming a Social Democracy
The Biden administration is accomplishing what was once thought historically impossible.
As Modi’s BJP Stalls, Can the Congress Party Rev Up?
Last week’s elections showed the Hindu nationalist party isn’t invincible, but the opposition will need to change tactics if it wants to stage a comeback.
The Countdown to an Israeli War With Iran Has Begun
If Biden returns to the Iran nuclear deal, don't be surprised if Israel takes matters into its own hands.
With Putin’s Latest Crackdown, Russia Is Going Dark
As it goes full authoritarian, the Kremlin is targeting the last vestiges of civil society and independent media.
Biden’s Goldilocks Foreign Policy
“America is back” wrestles with the lingering imprint of “America First.”
America, the Afghan Tragedy, and the Subcontinent
Four decades of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan have left South Asia transformed—and on the cusp of a realignment.
Putin Is No Unicorn
“Weak Strongman” argues that to better understand Russia, we need to move past our fixation with its president.
Health Experts Slam Biden’s ‘Massive’ Global Leadership Failure
Biden’s speech to Congress ignores his dithering on COVID-19 vaccine patents, jeopardizing millions of lives in other nations, critics say.
What Biden Should Learn From Indochina
France’s withdrawal shows sometimes the costs of maintaining the status quo are higher than the costs of a drastic policy change.
For Turkey’s Armenians, Biden’s Genocide Declaration Makes Little Difference
A century after the mass killings, Armenians in Turkey are still outcasts.
Biden’s $90 Billion Bailout to Tehran
Rejoining the Iran deal could undo years of progress in the Middle East.
Biden Can’t Avoid Getting Tough on Europe Much Longer
The fuzzy goodwill between Washington and Europe has lulled the continent into a false comfort.