How to Regulate the Internet Without Becoming a Dictator
The British model of filtering data rather than content can protect citizens while preserving an open internet.
How (and How Not) to Talk About the Israel Lobby
There’s a difference between fair and unfair criticisms of AIPAC—and it’s time everyone, including AIPAC, acknowledges it.
North Korea Needs a Real Deal, Not a Trump Special
The Hanoi summit can be a step forward—if both sides commit.
Western Leaders Are Promoting Dictatorship, Not Democracy, in Egypt
Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Cairo and Donald Trump’s cheerleading have bolstered Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as he faces popular protest over his latest power grab.
Mattis Was the Best Secretary of Defense Trump Could Have Had
In grading him, we must adjust for the difficulty of the assignment.
How Beijing Could Unmake Howard Schultz’s Billions
Corporate interests and political power are a dangerous mix for a wannabe president.
Trump Is America’s First Contradiction-in-Chief
The United States has never had a military leader as bold, naive, and arrogant as the current president.
Mexico Isn’t Helping Refugees. It’s Depriving Them of Their Rights.
The humanitarian visas offered to migrants don’t allow them to work, study, or receive benefits while letting the Mexican government duck its responsibilities under international law.
Why Some Countries Are Pathologically Shy
Six reasons some powerful states punch below their weight for lengthy periods.
We Can’t Tell if Chinese Firms Work for the Party
Huawei claims to be an independent firm, but China's own laws mandate a different reality.
Kurdish Commander Laments American Betrayal, Urges U.S. to ‘Be Loyal’
Trump’s plan to withdraw troops from Syria leaves U.S. ally at the mercy of old enemies.
Recognizing Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s Leader Isn’t a Coup. It’s an Embrace of Democracy.
Treating the Maduro regime as illegitimate, sanctioning its top officials, and sending aid despite a blockade will hasten its demise and speed the transition to democratic governance.
Here’s How Trump Can Make Better Use of Corporate Sanctions
The U.S. president’s deal with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska should teach policymakers a sharp lesson.
The Middle East Doesn’t Admire America Anymore
What a late-night meal in Italy taught me about U.S. power in the Arab world.
Is an Iron Curtain Falling Across Tech?
The conflict around Huawei may be the first shots in a new cold war.
Don’t Fear the Deep State. It’s the Shallow State That Will Destroy Us.
Populists like to blame elites, but from Israel to Britain to the United States their crusade against hardworking civil servants is undermining the foundations of democracy.
Our Best Weekend Reads
Inside the U.S. decision to get behind Congo’s election and how the United States failed Afghan women.
What Putin Really Wants in Syria
Russia never sought to be a small-time fixer in the Middle East. Its goal was to reclaim its status as a global power broker.