Slow Down, Emmanuel Macron!
The French president is looking toward the future—but his country feels left behind.
Wrong Place, Wrong Time
On the podcast: An American who was in Turkey during the coup attempt is accused of being one of the plotters.
Macron’s Celebrity Apprentice Is a Nightmare
Nicolas Hulot is a combination of Donald Trump and Al Gore—and the French president will regret ever putting him in his Cabinet.
Planning for the Post-Trump Wreckage
When the president eventually exits the White House, the rest of us will quickly have to make sense of the world he's left behind.
Jeremy Corbyn Doesn’t Translate Into German
A new movement wants to revolutionize Germany’s left-of-center politics—but the country’s voters won't follow in British and French footsteps.
Foreign Collusion Is as American as Apple Pie
Shady international influence over U.S. politics didn’t start, and won’t end, with Donald Trump.
John McCain Was Always There for America
Remembrances of a hero the United States—and the Republican Party—will miss.
How Turkey Dumbed Itself Down
Erdogan used to rely on Turkey’s best and brightest—until he replaced them with its worst and dimmest.
Labour’s New Anti-Semitism Has Disturbingly Old Roots
Different strains of bigotry have come together under Jeremy Corbyn, and he can't fix it.
He Didn’t Know the Klan Handshake. It Almost Cost Him His Life.
On our podcast: Journalist Vegas Tenold describes the six years he spent with white supremacists.
Turkey’s Opposition Lost to Erdogan, Then It Lost Its Mind
Since the June election, the country’s various opposition parties have collapsed into chaos, leaving the president without a credible challenger.
Imran Khan’s Shine Won’t Last as Pakistan’s Prime Minister
As an athlete, Khan was universally loved. As a politician, he's deeply polarizing.
The ‘Time of Troubles’ Is Back for America’s Spies
If you want to understand the tensions between policymakers and spooks under Donald Trump, look to the 1970s.
Democrats Will Regret Becoming the Anti-Russia Party
Riling up the public against Moscow is good for Democrats in the short term—and bad for America.
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.
White House Wants to Know Political Leanings of Job Applicants at the U.N.
New questionnaire asks about public statements, support for politicians.
Can Pedro Sánchez Put Spain Back Together Again?
The 2017 crisis in Catalonia tore the country apart. The new Spanish prime minister will need to fend off rivals and manage alliances to stay in power long enough to heal the wounds.
Abe Just Won’t Quit
Japanese prime ministers usually resign at the first whiff of scandal — but this one is breaking the mold.
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.