Qassem Suleimani Wanted U.S. Troops Out of Iraq. If They Go, ISIS Will Be Back.
The slain Iranian general helped defeat the Islamic State in Iraq, but his death is likely to unleash the sort of sectarian strife that Sunni extremists thrive on.
Anatomy of an Accidental Shootdown
Three decades ago, a perfect storm of miscommunication, miscalculation, and human error in the heat of battle caused the United States to make a mistake similar to the one Iran just did.
The Left and Right Are Wrong About Inequality
The problem isn’t trade or corporations—it’s the monopolization by professional groups of high-profit services.
Europe Is Running Out of Time to Save the Iran Deal
After initiating a dispute resolution process, European leaders have a limited window to provide Iran with meaningful economic relief and seek to reduce tensions between Tehran and Washington.
NAFTA’s Replacement Gives Labor Some Shelter From Globalization’s Storms
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement sets new standards for workers — but can’t stand alone.
For some nations, trade and cooperation are becoming less attractive. But the world needs more coordination, not less.
Trump’s Growing European Base
Attitudes toward the United States are improving across the Atlantic—but only because the right wing is getting stronger.
The Iraqi Military Won’t Survive a Tug of War Between the United States and Iran
Sectarian tensions have already hobbled the force. The competition between Washington and Tehran could break it.
Why Socialism Won’t Work
Capitalism is still the best way to handle risk and boost innovation and productivity.
The World After Capitalism
The future depends on a social democracy that doesn’t reshape capitalism but transcends it.
Can Social Democrats Save the World (Again)?
Communism and democratic socialism won’t heal today’s political divisions. But social democracy—which helped ward off extremism following World War II—could.
China Is Winning the Race for Young Entrepreneurs
Trump’s restrictive immigration policies—along with generous incentives from Beijing—have pushed Chinese students in the United States to return to China.
Americans Are Investing More in China—and They Don’t Even Know It
A modest trade deal can’t mask major problems between Washington and Beijing. But despite those tensions, Americans are unwittingly increasing their exposure to Chinese stocks and bonds.
The Global Policeman Will Always Shoot People
Suleimani’s killing shows U.S. police and military power can’t be separated.
Why Is the United States So Bad at Foreign Policy?
It’s not just Trump. Washington hasn’t had a coherent strategy for decades.