You Can Only See Liberalism From the Bottom
Why Pankaj Mishra sees the ideology’s limits more clearly than its most powerful fans.
The Tragic Romance of the Nostalgic Western Liberal
Anne Applebaum wants to understand rising illiberalism but is clinging to a Cold War moral framework that no longer applies.
The Anti-American Century
The old U.S.-led order has crumbled. What will replace it may be just what the world—and the United States—needs.
The Pandemic Could Be the Crisis Liberalism Needed
The future has rarely seemed bleaker for free-market democracy—but small changes can bring it roaring back.
The Death of Ukraine’s Liberals
Western-oriented reformers are about to get completely wiped out in parliamentary elections—and they have nobody to blame but themselves.
When Zombie Neoconservatives Attack
Why most Americans are right about foreign policy, and David Brooks is wrong.
Brazil’s Love Affair With Diplomacy Is Dead
A leader in liberal internationalism is about to turn its back on the world.
Books in Brief: Fresh Reads on Liberal Internationalism, China’s Feminist Movement, and Nations in Crisis
Foreign Policy staffers review recent releases.
The Welfare State Is Committing Suicide by Artificial Intelligence
Denmark is using algorithms to deliver benefits to citizens—and undermining its own democracy in the process.
Macron Can Survive France’s Anger
The French will remain restive unless and until the effects of their president’s ambitious reforms kick in.
Les Misérables vs. Macron
France’s angry nationwide protests are less like a revolution than a Tea Party—and that’s bad news for the government.
The West Has Abandoned Liberals Like Me
As the United States and Europe debate the demise of global order, people in forgotten corners of the world are still risking their lives for freedom.
Want to Win the Midterms? Spend Less on War
The intensification of the liberal-neoconservative alliance under Trump is not good news for Democrats.
What Sort of World Are We Headed for?
The liberal world order never really existed. Great-power politics are here to stay.
There’s Nothing Wrong With the Liberal Order That Can’t Be Fixed by What’s Right With It
Realists need to get a lot more realistic about the global legal system.
Who’s Afraid of Judith Shklar?
Meet the American philosopher who showed that Western politics could only move forward by first taking a step backward.
Why Spain’s Top Populist Is a Centrist
Albert Rivera is tearing down his country’s establishment from the middle. Just don't call him Spain's Emmanuel Macron.
Macron Has Changed France’s Political DNA
One year after his election, it's clear Emmanuel Macron isn't just a president — he's a liberal man of providence.
Democracy Is Dying by Natural Causes
From Nazis to Newt Gingrich, a brief survey of the many ways government-by-the-people can perish from the earth.