Politics

Argument

The Crowd Who Would Be King

Technology is connecting people all over the world, giving them new power and a stronger voice. But is it making government any better?

Sheldon Himelfarb |

Putinology

The Forgotten Victims of the War in Ukraine

We're right to mourn the dead of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. But that doesn't mean we should forget the others whose lives are being forever altered by the war.

Anna Nemtsova |

COLUMN

When the Blue Helmets Are to Blame

International peacekeepers -- like the ones who stood by in Srebrenica -- could soon be held accountable for their actions.

David Bosco |

COLUMN

The Endgame in Gaza

Can Netanyahu really demilitarize the Strip without making Hamas a partner?

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Brexit Stage Right

If Britain makes good on its threats to leave the European Union, the impact will be felt far beyond Europe.

Tim Oliver |

Argument

India's NGO Backlash

India prides itself on its respect for democratic values. So why are civil society groups under attack?

Ram Mashru |

Argument

'Strike Him with an Axe'

A pro-Russian separatist's how-to guide for terrorizing eastern Ukraine includes advice on robbing banks, sabotage, and staging drive-by shootings.

Alexander J. Motyl |

COLUMN

Israel and Hamas Need Each Other

The two warring actors may hate each other, but they can't seem to live without each other either.

Aaron David Miller |

Tea Leaf Nation

Lord of the Flies

Just how many low-level officials is Xi Jinping going to expel from the Chinese Communist Party? 

Alexa Olesen |

Argument

Cómo Se Dice, 'Lost in Translation'?

On immigration, drugs, and virtually every other pressing policy issue, why can’t the United States and Mexico stop talking past each other?

Carlos Puig |

COLUMN

The Sources of Putin's Conduct

The only way to contain Moscow is to understand that there’s still a Cold Warrior in the Kremlin.

Jeffrey Lewis |

Argument

You Can't Kill Hamas, You Can Only Make It Stronger

Experts and insiders say that Israel's military offensive will only further radicalize the Palestinian population -- and alienate frustrated friends in the United States.

Mark Perry |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

A mass burial in Srebrenica; bombings rock Syria; and the bulls run in Pamplona.

Slide Show |

COLUMN

Take One for Tehran

Why President Obama needs to stand up to the warmongers who want to kill the Iranian nuclear deal.

James Traub |

In Box

The Path of Least Resistance

Why India's biggest problem 
isn't Narendra Modi.

Sumit Ganguly |

Argument

Pragmatism Is the New Orange

As a football team and as a people, the Dutch have replaced style with staying power.

Michiel Jongsma |

Argument

Don't Win for Me Argentina

The Argentine government’s exploitation of football would make a World Cup victory bittersweet.

Matías Maciel |

Dispatch

Kenya on the Brink

Somali terrorists, tribal divisions, and political opportunists are conspiring to put the east African nation in a dangerous spot.

Mike Pflanz |

Dispatch

'Worse than Terrorism'

Inside the thug groups, dirty tactics, and the dark arts that will decide Indonesia's election.

Kate Lamb |

Dispatch

The Teenagers’ Revolt

Angry Israeli and Palestinian youths are steering the course of events in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Dispatch

Statue of Limitations

Seventy years after the Holocaust ravaged Hungary, Budapest's right-wing government is whitewashing the country's wartime sins by building a garish monument to a past that never existed.

Yigal Schleifer |

Argument

Saudi Arabia's Family Feud

Facing threats from all directions, King Abdullah moves to get his foreign-policy team in place -- and quell infighting within the royal family.

Simon Henderson |

COLUMN

Therapy for the Self-Hating Superpower

Snap out of it, America. You're good enough, smart enough -- who cares if people don't like you?

David Rothkopf |

Slide Show

Nothing to Celebrate

Ten countries where freedom doesn't ring.

Freedom House |

Report

Big Business Hopes to Inoculate Ex-Im Bank From GOP Opposition

Chamber, manufacturers leaning on reluctant lawmakers to keep export credit flowing.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

We're No. 1 (and We're Going to Stay That Way)

Why the prophets of American decline are wrong.

Tom Donilon |

In Box

Back to Basics

Looking for an alternative to dysfunction in Washington? Maybe it's time to turn to Berlin.

Christian Caryl |

COLUMN

Dark Dividends

Will the murder of three teenagers bring Armageddon to the Arab-Israeli conflict?

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Argentina's Soccer Is More Coherent Than Its Politics

Want to find out what an Argentine politician stands for? Ask him about soccer.

Daniel Altman |

Argument

It’s Okay to Have Mixed Feelings About Luis Suárez

Just like in politics and law, saying otherwise won’t do anyone any good.

Daniel Altman |