The Real Reason Britain Gambled at Gallipoli
A new book argues that Churchill’s famous folly was ultimately about food, fear, and free trade.
Britain’s Post-Brexit Foreign Policy Can Be a Force for Good
Boris Johnson shouldn’t shy away from global leadership and the morally driven approach that protected Kosovars and Iraqi Kurds in the 1990s.
Jordan’s King Is His Own Worst Enemy
There’s much more evidence of the monarch’s poor governance than a foreign conspiracy against him.
How Brexit Lit the Fuse in Northern Ireland
Loyalist fears that Boris Johnson is abandoning them have sparked a wave of violence that could endanger the Good Friday Agreement.
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.