A Tale of a Very Messy Trump Transition
With just a week gone by, how much damage can the new Trump administration do?
The National Security Hole at the Heart of the Trump Transition
Thousands of key policymakers — from State to the Department of Defense — still need to be appointed to new positions. But nothing’s happening.
Can the GOP Stomach Trump’s Economic Plan?
Republicans are running a united government, but are deeply divided over the new administration’s stated priorities.
Jared Kushner Is Going to Be Senior Advisor to His Father-in-Law, the President
How very Central Asia.
All Rex Tillerson Cares About Is Energy
But does that mean he's going to gut America’s $50 billion foreign aid budget?
Four People Trump Has Appointed for Jobs They Don’t Seem to Think Should Exist
One way to shake up a cabinet? Hire people who previously wanted to get rid of the organizations they're now slated to run.
Update: Now We Think We Know What Happened to China’s Currency
The Chinese might just have answered Donald Trump.
Don’t Freak Out About Trump’s Cabinet Full of Generals
It's time to rethink our outdated concept of civilian control of the military.
If All You Have Is a Mattis, Everything Looks Like a Nail
Why Trump’s generals-heavy national security team is a danger to national security.
At This Point, Who Hasn’t Been Considered for Secretary of State?
Here are some people who probably will not be secretary of state.
The Unthinkable Olive Branch
Sometimes the only way to end a conflict is to forgive those who were behind it.
Even Vladimir Putin Cannot Kill the Russian Revolution
Twenty-five years after the great revolution that toppled the Soviet regime, the spirit of dignity and freedom still burns.
This Tunisian Wants His Nation to Know Its Torturers
Tunisians have never received a public accounting for the crimes of the old dictatorship. Gilbert Naccache says that must change.
These 56 People Have a Chance to Save Libya
Amid a brutal civil war, there’s still one institution that can turn things around.
Burma’s Revolution From Below
Elites still think they’re running the show. But farmers are increasingly taking matters into their own hands.