Our Top Weekend Reads
The Amazon is ablaze, world leaders convene for the G-7, and Nigeria marks a global health milestone.
Here’s How Trump Should Have Approached Greenland
The United States can build on its strategic toehold without buying the entire country.
How an Upscale Chef Came to Serve Those in Need
On the podcast: José Andrés on food insecurity, Puerto Rico, and battling hunger.
State Department Defends U.N. Peacekeeping
The White House and Foggy Bottom are at odds over the value of blue helmets.
Trump’s Spat With Denmark Could Cost Him Against Iran
The Danes may have been considering joining the United States’ maritime security force—until the U.S. president exploded over Greenland.
Turkey Is Helping, Not Deporting, Syrian Refugees
The Turkish government provides millions of Syrians with health care and education. A multilateral political solution is needed and demonizing Ankara won’t help.
What the 2008 Financial Crisis Can Teach Us Today
With a potential recession around the corner, it is worth remembering how regulators contained the last panic.
Mohammed bin Salman’s Collapsing Coalition in Yemen Means Trouble for Trump
Growing tensions between long-standing allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could lead to southern secession in Yemen and harm the White House’s pressure campaign on Iran.
Kashmiris Won’t Stay Silent Forever
Residents of the restive area of Pulwama are under lockdown for a third week. But they want the world to know they’re going to fight back.
Trump’s Economic Iron Curtain Against China
The president is signaling he wants to disassociate from Beijing more than he wants a deal. The impact could be incalculable.
Brexiteers Bear All the Blame for the Irish Border Impasse
The European Union and Ireland are trying to preserve Northern Ireland’s fragile stability. The British government is playing with fire.
Beijing Is Shooting Its Own Foot in Hong Kong
Political paranoia is making it hard for the Chinese Communist Party to sell its own narrative.
Liberals Need National Borders
The immigration issue is there for the taking for Democrats—if they don’t treat it as a culture war.
Outsiders’ Battle to Rebuild Libya Is Fueling the Civil War There
In competing for lucrative reconstruction contracts, China, Italy, France, Russia, and others are preventing the conflict from ending.
Japan Is Taking on China in Africa
With more strategic investments, Japan may hold a key to sustainable development on the continent.
America Is Losing the Second Space Race to China
The private sector can give the United States a much-needed rocket boost.
The G-7 Is Dead. Long Live Jackson Hole.
This year’s summit of the leading industrial nations will be the most dysfunctional ever. Do the world’s central banks have the firepower to save the global economy?
Is Russia’s Doomsday Missile Fake News?
Experts are skeptical that Moscow has the money or technical know-how to field Putin’s promised arsenal.