Fear of Prolonged U.S.-China Trade War Rattles Markets
Some financial analysts warned that if trade talks between the countries collapse—and tariffs remain high—the global economy could move toward recession.
Indian Exit Polls Predict Modi Win
India’s Narendra Modi appears set for second term, Austria’s ruling coalition collapses ahead of the EU elections, and what to watch in the world this week.
A Global Call to End Online Extremism
Government leaders and tech companies convene to combat violent extremism online, an ongoing curfew amid violence in Sri Lanka, and the crackdown on Venezuela’s opposition continues.
For Afghan Refugees, Pakistan Is a Nightmare—but Also Home
Host to one of the world’s largest refugee populations, the country is trying to figure out how to push migrants out. But that will mean sending many Afghans back to a country they’ve never lived in.
Spain’s Vox Party Hates Muslims—Except the Ones Who Fund It
The upstart far-right party is unapologetically Islamophobic, but without donations from Iranian exiles, it may have never gotten off the ground.
Inside Spain’s Electoral Hothouse
The country’s agricultural heartland prepares for a possible Vox victory.
From Refugee to Resident
Displaced people may live in host countries for decades. Here’s how to manage their stays.
According to Italy’s Leaders, Rap Music Is Un-Italian
When a rapper named Alessandro Mahmoud won the country’s most prestigious music contest, xenophobic leaders quickly took advantage of his victory to open a new front in the culture war.
In Bosnia, a Migrant Way Station Is Becoming a Winter Prison
For years, the country remained untouched by the global migrant crisis, but now, even in a place where many people were once refugees, tensions are on the rise.
Trump Declares National Emergency in ‘Slap in the Face to Military Families’
The president will divert billions that would have gone to military construction projects.
Trump May Have $21 Billion in Military Funds Available for the Wall
The president plans to sign a federal spending bill and declare a national emergency to bankroll his long-promised border wall.
Mexico Isn’t Helping Refugees. It’s Depriving Them of Their Rights.
The humanitarian visas offered to migrants don’t allow them to work, study, or receive benefits while letting the Mexican government duck its responsibilities under international law.
Theresa May Is Negotiating Like Yasser Arafat
The late Palestinian leader was legendary for forsaking promising opportunities, caving to extremists, and failing to appreciate the challenges of negotiating against a stronger opponent. Britain’s prime minister has perfected his diplomatic style.
Top Foreign-Policy Takeaways From Trump’s State of the Union
What the president said—and didn’t say—about America’s place in the world.
Investing in Low-Wage Jobs Is the Wrong Way to Reduce Migration
Unless would-be migrants can build lives with dignity—which poorly paid, export-oriented jobs do not provide—they will continue to seek ways to move on.
Spanish Nationalists Hate Separatists, Not Immigrants
Spain has long resisted the rise of the far-right, because Basque and Catalan separatism animated nationalist passions—but the rise of Vox in Andalusia shows that the country is not immune from xenophobic politics.
A New U.S. Immigration Law Would Hurt Iranians the Most
H.R. 392 will help skilled immigrants from India jump the green-card queue—at the expense of everyone else.