Polling Has a 98 Percent Chance of Being Bad for You
It’s not the accuracy of the polls that matters, it’s their ubiquity.
China Learns the Hard Way That Money Can’t Buy You Love
Few countries have soured more rapidly against China than Australia, as decades of influence-building by Beijing come to naught.
Trump, COVID-19, and the Future of International Order
In a new survey, international relations experts are pessimistic about the years to come.
When It Comes to China, Americans Think Like Trump
Recent data suggests that most voters share the White House’s hawkish approach to China.
The Global Trust Crisis
World leaders at venues like Davos need to start taking the public’s declining faith in institutions seriously—or face more upheaval to come.
Trump’s Growing European Base
Attitudes toward the United States are improving across the Atlantic—but only because the right wing is getting stronger.
Trump Is Too Pro-Netanyahu for His Own Base
The love affair between the U.S. president and Israeli prime minister might play well at this week’s AIPAC conference, but it doesn’t necessarily reflect Republican voters’ views.
Americans Are Increasingly Critical of Israel
New polling shows that the U.S. public’s views on Israel’s policies are shifting.
Snap Poll: What Experts Make of Trump’s Foreign Policy
International relations scholars evaluate two years of U.S. foreign policy.
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.
Putin and Xi Outrank Trump in Global Confidence Poll
Merkel and Macron come out far ahead in a new Pew Research survey.
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Mainstream establishment parties across the continent have been replaced by populists offering easy and empty answers.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.
Abe, Fresh Off Election Victory, Now Gets to Host Trump
A resounding win at the polls doesn’t mean a green light for the Japanese PM.
The EU Is Alive and Well, But the Referendums Are Coming
After the shock of Brexit, the French election has stabilized the patient in Brussels. But most countries still want a say on membership.
These Are the World’s 10 Happiest Countries
Norway beats out three-time champion Denmark as the world’s happiest country.