Modi Rejected an Indian Hero
Danish Siddiqui’s death should have been a moment of national unity. The prime minister made it the opposite.
Cracks Are Growing in the Erdogan Regime
Turkey is more politically unstable today than at any other point in recent years.
How Serbia Became China’s Dirty-Energy Dumping Ground
Belgrade is vital to Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative. But as China takes over old industrial sites, Serbian citizens are suffering the environmental consequences.
Generation X’s Short Arc of History
Ben Rhodes’s new book about global politics reveals the limits of the Obama administration’s worldview.
Does Beijing’s Belligerent Birthday Party Herald a New Arms Race?
The Chinese Communist Party’s anniversary celebration is taking place amid a nuclear buildup.
Spain’s Prime Minister Can’t Win When It Comes to Catalonia
Pedro Sánchez’s pardons represent a balanced response to a divisive issue—but both sides have denounced him.
Why Do Analysts Keep Talking Nonsense About Chinese Words?
Mistaken notions of how characters work produce bad takes.
Political Science Has Its Own Lab Leaks
When ideas get out from academia into the wild, they can be surprisingly dangerous.
The Intellectual Foundations of the Biden Revolution
Why is there no Rooseveltian school of foreign policy? American past and future greatness is unthinkable without it.
Italy’s Far-Right Is on the Rise
Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy is displacing Matteo Salvini’s League and making a play for power in Italy.
Biden Needs an International Organizations Strategy
A U.S. State Department czar should lead a campaign to stop China and Russia from gaining control of multilateral agencies.
Was the Biden-Putin Summit a Success?
The White House set clear red lines on cyberwar, but don’t expect much progress in the months to come.
How the Netanyahus Explain the World
A new novel offers a family history of Israel’s former prime minister—and insight into the dangers of any form of nationalism.
Is Europe Any Good at Soft Power?
The increasingly aggressive authoritarianism of Belarus is an acute test of the EU’s diplomatic self-image.
Peru’s New President Isn’t as Radical as He Looks
Pedro Castillo ran as an anti-establishment leftist. Here’s why he won’t govern like one.
The Ever Given Crew Are Still Stuck at Sea
Here’s why and what their story means for other seafarers.
Myanmar Pressure Campaign Stalls at the United Nations
The military regime’s neighbors resist sanctions, fearing it would divide regional powers.
Twitter’s Presence in Africa Won’t End Internet Censorship
Big Tech companies see an opportunity for growth on the continent, but they risk becoming accessories to authoritarian regimes.
Biden Is Going Protectionist. Republicans Are Going Off the Deep End.
Even after Trump has left office, ultranationalist views are still dominating his party.