It’s Time to Take Bernard-Henri Lévy Seriously
A close reading of the philosophical career, and influence, of France’s most ridiculed public intellectual.
How Erdogan Got His Groove Back
It’s been a difficult and dizzying few months for Turkey—which is just the way the president likes it.
Great-Power Competition Is a Recipe for Disaster
The latest poorly defined buzzword in Washington is leading pundits and policymakers down a dangerous path.
China Wants a ‘Rules-Based International Order,’ Too
The question is who gets to write the codes—and whether the United States will live up to its own.
Why Is Putin Afraid of Jehovah’s Witnesses?
Since they were labeled an extremist group in 2017, more than 400 have been charged or convicted.
The U.S. Doesn’t Need China’s Collapse to Win
A misguided theory of great-power competition will only lead to grief.
Great Power Competition Is Not Enough
The United States needs to show it can make a cleaner world than China’s.
Young People in China Are Losing Faith in the West
And that spells trouble for liberal democracy and Beijing’s relations with Washington.
Has Italy’s Five Star Movement Given Up on Populism?
The anti-establishment bad boys of years past are changing their stripes—maybe.
Iran Is Trying to Convert Syria to Shiism
Ten years after entering Syria’s civil war, Tehran is using religion to make its influence there permanent.
America Will Only Win When China’s Regime Fails
There are two possible outcomes of U.S.-China competition—but Washington should prepare for the more turbulent one.
All Politics Is Personalized
Around the world, political leaders have amassed power by weakening their parties, and democracy may never recover.
Israel Is the Arab World’s New Soft Power
Arab countries are increasingly competing to deepen ties with their former enemy.
Lukashenko’s Brutal Crackdown Has Lethal Help From Moscow
An investigation into the suppression of protests discovered the widespread use of Russian weapons.
The World Must Regulate Tech Before It’s Too Late
We urgently need a global ethical consensus on how far technological advances can go.
America’s Conspiratorial Delusions Weren’t Born Under Trump
False realities have been part of the U.S. political scene for decades.
Paul Kagame Celebrated ‘Hotel Rwanda’—Until Its Hero Criticized Him
Rwanda’s president once welcomed the Hollywood film. His recent attacks on the movie and its protagonist show that his government cannot handle dissent.