The United States Can’t Win Playing China’s Media Games
Tit-for-tat media expulsions only end up benefiting Beijing.
Taiwan’s War on Fake News Is Hitting the Wrong Targets
The fight on Chinese disinformation has become dangerously partisan.
Harry and Meghan Are Leaving the Job but Keeping the Salary
Blame the British press and Buckingham Palace staff for the royal Brexit.
Middle Eastern Voices Deserve to Be Heard in Western Media
Coverage of Suleimani’s killing shows locals are still silenced.
The Most Overhyped and Underrated Stories of 2019
A look at the stories the major media overreported—or paid too little attention to—in the past year.
Why the Berlin Wall Still Matters
Fragments of the wall have become museum pieces. But with the rise of extremist parties in Germany, the debate over the barrier’s legacy is anything but history.
Poland’s State of the Media
How public television became an outlet for the Law and Justice party—and what it means for democracy.
Loose Lips Sink Democracies?
Russia has started using the West’s own reporting against it. Here’s how to respond.
Tehran Paints Over Its Anti-American Murals
The city’s old public art showed a United States to be feared. The new ones depict a country that is weaker, more laughable, and riddled with its own problems.
To Stop Fake News, Online Journalism Needs a Global Watchdog
Without regulations that push search engines and social media companies to prioritize reliable and truthful sources of information, propaganda and censored content will dominate digital platforms.
Can Comics Save International Relations?
Academics need to get better at reaching non-experts. Narrative media offer one possibility.
Thumb-Boat Diplomacy Could Undo U.S. Foreign Policy
It isn’t just Trump. All sorts of policymakers are using Twitter to promote their policies and condemn their adversaries.
It’s Trump’s World Now. What Do We Do About It?
How to fix U.S. democracy, populism, trade, and other pressing issues.
The Internet Broke the News Industry—and Can Fix It, Too
The only way to save journalism is to make readers direct participants in making, and paying for, the media.
It’s Not Just Elephants That Are Under Attack in Botswana
The country’s government is rolling back wildlife protections and endangering media freedom and the rule of law.
No Continent for Old Men
Africa has the world’s youngest population and its oldest leaders. If the next generation wants change, young Africans must abandon dreams of private-sector success and enter the political arena.
Mattis’s Successor Signals He Wants to End the Pentagon’s Long Silence
Mark Esper is beefing up his media relations team. But is it too late?