Liberals Need National Borders
The immigration issue is there for the taking for Democrats—if they don’t treat it as a culture war.
America Is Losing the Second Space Race to China
The private sector can give the United States a much-needed rocket boost.
Make America Existentialist Again
French philosophy came to define the postwar era. As U.S. politics get ever more absurd, it’s time for a comeback.
Hong Kongers Can’t Always Tell Cops From Comrades
Police infiltration is an old tactic—and not just by autocrats.
The United States Will Miss China’s Money
The rattled stock market gets all the trade war attention, but it’s the sharp decline in China’s U.S. investments that should alarm Americans.
China’s South China Sea Militarization Has Peaked
Artificial islands are becoming more trouble than they’re worth.
There Once Was a President Who Hated War
American elites used to see war as a tragic necessity. Now they’re completely addicted to it.
White Supremacists Want a Dirty Bomb
And the Trump administration is letting them get dangerously close to acquiring one.
American Imperialists Have Always Dreamed of Greenland
Trump’s reported hopes of buying the Danish island exemplify his 19th-century values.
Erdogan Plays Washington Like a Fiddle
As U.S. policymakers worry about their special relationship with Ankara, Turkey’s president knows it's already dead.
What the Last Recession Tells Us About the Next One
A transcript of U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s remarks in Paris.
Deported to Their Parents’ Homeland, Cambodian Americans Start Anew
Refugees who fled the Khmer Rouge as children are being deported from the United States in record numbers—and are adapting as adults to life in a country most have never known.
U.S. Sanctions Are Killing Cancer Patients in Iran
Washington claims that maximum pressure won’t stop the supply of medicine and other humanitarian necessities, but banking sanctions are driving up import prices, blocking supply chains, and creating deadly drug shortages.
How to Save Foreign Aid in the Age of Populism
The idea of development assistance is under attack in western democracies. Pursuing economic justice at home and abroad, launching a new freedom agenda, and framing aid as innovation rather than charity can help end the backlash.
Guatemala’s New President Won’t Stop Citizens Leaving
The Trump administration is relying on the country to curb migration. That won’t happen.
Did Mohammed bin Salman Just Give Jihadis the World’s Greatest Terrorist Recruiting Tool?
Anger at the presence of U.S. troops on sacred Saudi soil led Osama bin Laden to found al Qaeda and wage jihad on the West. The crown prince’s decision to welcome them back could light the fuse again.
Trump’s Asylum Policies—and the Troops Who Enforce Them—Are Breaking the Law
Under U.S. domestic and international law, public servants locking up immigrants at the border could be prosecuted.