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A man stands in front of a heavily damaged apartment building following a rainstorm in Ukraine.
A man stands in front of a heavily damaged apartment building following a rainstorm in Ukraine.

Lessons for the Next War

Twelve experts weigh in on how to prevent, deter, and—if necessary—fight the next conflict.

Arguments

People in light blue shirts that say "FREE UYGHUR" and flags stand in front of a building.
People in light blue shirts that say "FREE UYGHUR" and flags stand in front of a building.

How to Stop China Killing Human Rights at the U.N.

The Uyghur people and the human rights system depend on principled states taking action.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden lectures at Sichuan University during his visit to Chengdu, China, on Aug. 21, 2011.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden lectures at Sichuan University during his visit to Chengdu, China, on Aug. 21, 2011.

Biden Is Now All-In on Taking Out China

The U.S. president has committed to rapid decoupling, whatever the consequences.

Supporters of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan march along a street during a demonstration in Islamabad
Supporters of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan march along a street during a demonstration in Islamabad

Pakistan’s Military Is Here to Stay

Imran Khan’s agitations won’t change how his country functions.

A U.S. submarine and aircraft carrier join South Korean and Japanese warships during naval exercises in the Sea of Japan on Sept. 30.
A U.S. submarine and aircraft carrier join South Korean and Japanese warships during naval exercises in the Sea of Japan on Sept. 30.

Why Japan Should Join AUKUS

Tokyo has become an indispensable security actor in the Indo-Pacific.

An Iranian woman walks past a covered shop window in Tehran.
An Iranian woman walks past a covered shop window in Tehran.

How Misogyny Imperiled Iran’s Regime

Four decades of repression and segregation have sparked a protest movement led by women that threatens the Islamic Republic and inspires the world.

An Egyptian laborer works at a charcoal factory in Egypt's Sharkia governorate, in the fertile Delta north of the capital Cairo, on Jan. 29, 2020.
An Egyptian laborer works at a charcoal factory in Egypt's Sharkia governorate, in the fertile Delta north of the capital Cairo, on Jan. 29, 2020.

How Egypt Doubled Down on Fossil Fuels by Stifling Dissent

The host of the climate conference is an authoritarian state that depends on dirty energy and forcibly silences its domestic environmentalist movement.

An anesthesiologist prepares to receive military patients at a hospital in Donetsk district, Ukraine, on Oct. 9.
An anesthesiologist prepares to receive military patients at a hospital in Donetsk district, Ukraine, on Oct. 9.

Ukraine’s Military Medicine Is a Critical Advantage

Russia’s outdated training and equipment are costing soldiers their lives.

A man swims in the frozen water of the Trocadero fountain in front Eiffel Tower, on January 6, 2017 in Paris.
A man swims in the frozen water of the Trocadero fountain in front Eiffel Tower, on January 6, 2017 in Paris.

The European Project Is Now at the Mercy of the Weather

This winter, Europe may be facing a crisis without any clear solution.

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a rally in central Moscow on Sept. 30.
Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a rally in central Moscow on Sept. 30.

Can Putin’s Center Hold?

The elites used to need the Russian president. Now he needs them.

Venezuelan migrants stand by a fence at an improvised shelter in Panama City, on Oct.23.
Venezuelan migrants stand by a fence at an improvised shelter in Panama City, on Oct.23.

To Halt the Venezuelan Migration Crisis, Stop Banning Venezuelan Oil

The Biden administration’s policies on sanctions and asylum-seekers are making the country's humanitarian situation worse.

Presidential candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva appears behind a Brazilian national flag .
Presidential candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva appears behind a Brazilian national flag .

Latin America’s New ‘Pink Tide’ Is a Mirage

Lula’s reelection in Brazil does not prove that Latin America is turning left again.

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The Cult of Modi

How India’s prime minister dismantled the world’s largest democratic experiment.

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Volt Rush: The Winners and Losers in the Race to Go Green
Volt Rush: The Winners and Losers in the Race to Go Green

What Do Electric Cars Really Cost?

“Volt Rush” examines the price of a dirty green business—and China’s role.

book cover of Never Turn Back: China and the Forbidden History of the 1980s by Julian Gewirtz
book cover of Never Turn Back: China and the Forbidden History of the 1980s by Julian Gewirtz

The 1980s Are Buried but Not Dead in China

A new history explores an intense period of hope, reform, and death.

Streets of Gold: America's Untold Story of Immigrant Success, Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan, PublicAffairs, 256 pp., $29, May 2022
Streets of Gold: America's Untold Story of Immigrant Success, Ran Abramitzky and Leah Boustan, PublicAffairs, 256 pp., $29, May 2022

Why Skills-Based Immigration Is the Best Option for America

A meticulous and groundbreaking book on immigration chronicles the history of upward mobility in the United States—but falls short as an argument against a more selective policy.

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A Russian flag at the Embassy of Russia is seen through a bus stop post in Washington, DC on April 15, 2021. - The US announced sanctions against Russia on April 15, 2021, and the expulsion of 10 diplomats in retaliation for what Washington says is the Kremlin's US election interference, a massive cyber attack and other hostile activity. President Joe Biden ordered a widening of restrictions on US banks trading in Russian government debt, expelled 10 diplomats who include alleged spies, and sanctioned 32 individuals alleged to have tried to meddle in the 2020 presidential election, the White House said. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
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Do U.S. Sanctions Work?

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When Washington seeks to curtail Beijing’s ambitions or punish Moscow for its war in Ukraine, it often turns to a familiar tool: sanctions. In the last two years, the Biden administration ...Show more

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - DECEMBER 29:  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of National Security Itamar Ben Gvir react after sworn in at the Israeli parliament during a new government sworn in discussion at the Israeli parliament on December 29, 2022 in Jerusalem, Israel. Conservative Benjamin Netanyahu and a bloc of nationalist and religious parties won a clear election victory last month and will be sworn in as government to the Knesset today. This completes Netenyahu's political comeback with a record sixth term in office.  (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - DECEMBER 29: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of National Security Itamar Ben Gvir react after sworn in at the Israeli parliament during a new government sworn in discussion at the Israeli parliament on December 29, 2022 in Jerusalem, Israel. Conservative Benjamin Netanyahu and a bloc of nationalist and religious parties won a clear election victory last month and will be sworn in as government to the Knesset today. This completes Netenyahu's political comeback with a record sixth term in office. (Photo by Amir Levy/Getty Images)

Israel’s Democratic Decline

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The new Israeli government is said to be the most far-right, religiously extreme, and ultranationalist coalition in the country’s history, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, Israel’s longest-ser...Show more

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