The Beautiful, Dumb Dream of McDonald’s Peace Theory
In the rich, lazy, and happy 1990s, Americans imagined a world that could be just like them.
The Top Five Reasons to Still Feel Thankful About the World
Believe it or not, this year’s pandemic-afflicted globe offers plenty of grounds for gratitude.
How Israel Should Prepare for Biden’s New Approach to Iran
Israeli officials should urge the new administration to maintain U.S. economic leverage over Iran while avoiding the personal vendettas and public policy feuds of the Obama era.
The Quad’s Malabar Exercises Point the Way to an Asian NATO
India, Japan, Australia, and the United States have a good model if they want to keep the peace without threatening China.
Biden Has the Team Obama Always Wanted
The next U.S. administration will feature the most cohesive group of foreign-policy hands in at least a generation.
Indian and Californian Politics Are Both Playing With Fire
Environmental crisis has become caught up in petty struggles.
The Transition Has Started. Release the Op-Eds!
Every four years, Washington’s ideas industry indulges in its favorite ritual: trying—and mostly failing—to influence the next U.S. president.
This Is How a Constitution Dies
The United States’ stalled presidential transition may seem like a farce—but it’s still the biggest constitutional crisis since the Civil War.
Polling Has a 98 Percent Chance of Being Bad for You
It’s not the accuracy of the polls that matters, it’s their ubiquity.
National Business Corps to the Rescue
In the United Kingdom, an obscure partnership between business leaders and the military pulled the country back from the brink. The United States and other countries should replicate the model now.
Biden Could Help Heal Europe’s Brexit Wounds
The special relationship may survive, but the focus will be very different.
Cameroon’s Government Is Deceiving the West While Diverting Foreign Aid
Paul Biya’s regime is ignoring the battle against Boko Haram and the Islamic State and using foreign counterterrorism assistance to fund its brutal repression of citizens with legitimate grievances.
The West’s Constitutional Crises Threaten the Economy’s Last Best Hope
Central banks have kept their economies afloat this year—but political dysfunction is pushing them past the breaking point.
Biden Can’t Free Palestine
The Oslo paradigm has proved dangerous for Palestinians. It’s time to look beyond it.
By Ignoring African Leaders, the West Paved the Way for Chaos in Libya
A race-based colonial mindset that views the continent as Europe’s playground and dismisses the concerns of Africans continues to fuel death and destruction.
Can Biden End America’s Forever Wars?
Delivering on his promise will prove extremely difficult—but so may the consequences of not doing so.