When Ronnie Met Mikhail
On our podcast: As Trump sits down with Putin, we look back at a summit in Reykjavik that helped end the Cold War.
White House Wants to Know Political Leanings of Job Applicants at the U.N.
New questionnaire asks about public statements, support for politicians.
The New Economy’s Old Business Model Is Dead
Tech companies are used to pairing big revenues with small labor forces. But they’ll soon be forced to become massive job creators.
Africa’s Attack on Internet Freedom
While Washington turns a blind eye, autocrats across the continent are muzzling their citizens online.
Boris Johnson’s Great Leap Forward
Britain’s conservatives were once known for sensible stewardship of the economy. Now, the Tory Maoists are blowing it up.
‘Take Back Control’? Brexit Is Tearing Britain Apart
Prime Minister Theresa May thinks it’s her duty to deliver Brexit, but the outcome could entail splitting her party and impoverishing Britain.
First They Came for the Immigrants. Then They Came for the Robots.
Politicians must prepare voters for automation; otherwise, opportunistic populists will seize the agenda.
Once Upon a Time, Helsinki Meant Human Rights
Trump’s summit with Putin risks tarnishing a legacy of Republican moral leadership.
Trump Should Strike a Deal With Putin on Syria
The United States won’t get everything it wants, but it would be wise to protect Washington’s remaining interests before it’s too late.
The Trump-Putin Summit’s Potential Nuclear Fallout
When the U.S. and Russian presidents meet in Helsinki, the biggest risk won't be on everyone's radar.
The Singapore Honeymoon Is Over
Trump in Singapore was spectacle. Pompeo in Pyongyang is the grim reality.
New U.S. Policy Raises Risk of Deportation for Immigrant Victims of Trafficking
The policy also makes it harder for law enforcement to investigate traffickers.
Chinese Investment in the U.S. Tanks Amid Major Policy Crackdowns
With or without a trade war, Chinese foreign direct investment to the United States won’t stop tumbling anytime soon.
López Obrador Is a Pragmatist, Not an Ideologue
Don’t expect Mexico’s new president to radically shift the country’s approach to foreign policy.
Sanctions Against Sudan Didn’t Harm an Oppressive Government — They Helped It
The end of economic isolation hasn’t brought a financial windfall or more freedom. Instead, the regime is as strong as ever while ordinary people suffer.
Three Months After U.S. Freeze, Syrian Recovery Stuck in Limbo
Short on funding, U.S. and European programs designed to help rebuild after the Islamic State are faltering.
An Israeli-Palestinian Confederation Can Work
The two-state solution is dead. Most one-state solutions are unacceptable to the other side. There is, however, a viable peace plan that appeals to both.
The U.S. Can’t Afford to Demonize China
The relationship between Beijing and Washington is collapsing fast, to everyone’s detriment.