You Can’t Defeat Nationalism, So Stop Trying
There are deep reasons that imagined communities will always be a powerful reality in international politics.
Theresa May Broke Britain
Her legacy is a mangled party in a mangled Parliament in a badly mangled country.
Scott Morrison Won Australia’s Election Against All Odds. It Shouldn’t Have Come as a Surprise.
The Australian Labor Party made the same mistakes that have led to failure for center-left leaders across the globe—and the right is reaping the benefits.
India’s Liberal Expats Are Modi’s Biggest Fans
Decades of work have left the BJP firmly in command of diaspora voters.
Bipartisan Foreign Policy Died This Weekend
Richard Lugar represented an endangered aspect of American—and Republican Party—leadership.
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.
Ukraine’s Runoff Election Is More Than a Contest of Personalities
It is hard for the country to move West with Russia on its back.
Putin Should Fear Ukraine’s Russia-Friendly Front-Runner
The Kremlin will soon wish it were still dealing with a Ukrainian president who so much resembled its own.
Cities Will Determine the Future of Diplomacy
Urban centers are taking international relations into their own hands.
America Is Wide Open for Foreign Influence
If you’re an outsider with a political agenda, there’s no better country to target than the United States.
NATO Needs Solidarity for Its 70th Birthday
Trump should dial back the admonishment and offer allies the chance to unite over common purpose.
Ukraine’s Election Will Test the Strength of Its Democracy
The outcome of the vote is not nearly as important as the quality of the electoral process.
Germany’s Cold War Enemies May Become Partners
In eastern Germany, center-right Christian Democrats are considering teaming up with far-left former Communists.
Donald Trump Is Watching Sebastian Kurz
Austria’s young chancellor has become a major player in Europe. The White House has taken notice.
Justin Trudeau Lived by Social Media. Now He’s Dying by It.
The self-immolation of the Canadian government is rooted in the way it came to power.
How to Make a New Party Succeed in Britain
A centrist movement can win, but it needs to build a base in cities first.
The British System Is Stacked Against Breakaway Parties
The Independent Group could influence the direction of Britain's politics, but it won't be by winning large numbers of seats in Parliament.
Bernie Sanders Still Doesn’t Pass the Commander-in-Chief Test
It’s time to stop grading the Democratic front-runner’s foreign policy on a curve.