Americans’ Blind Faith in the Military Is Dangerous
U.S. citizens show deference to the armed forces regardless of their political persuasion. Their willingness to let the generals decide is a threat to the democratic tradition of civilian oversight.
Forget Hearts and Minds
Soft power is out; sharp power is in. Here's how to win the new influence wars.
Latin America’s Center Cannot Hold If It Doesn’t Exist
Mainstream establishment parties across the continent have been replaced by populists offering easy and empty answers.
Netanyahu Needs Conflict to Survive
The more Israel’s prime minister escalates tensions, the more his popularity grows.
Teflon Trudeau Is His Own Worst Enemy
In the absence of a serious political challenge from the left or right, Canada’s prime minister is suffering from self-inflicted damage.
The TV vs. the Fridge
In Russia, economic decline isn't translating into dissatisfaction with Putin. Here's why.
Why Inking a Global Climate Deal Is Such a Tricky Business
It doesn’t help that only 18 percent of Chinese think climate change is a very serious problem.
Calling for Peace
Despite renewed tensions between India and Pakistan, public opinion in both countries strongly favors peace.
Enemy Number One for Minorities in Pakistan: Public Opinion
In a hostile world, Pakistani minorities face many threats; each new atrocity brings with it reams of analysis and no shortage of finger-pointing toward the perceived culprits. But general public opinion might be just as much to blame as terrorism.