Politics

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 |

Exclusive

Obama Poised to Yank Top Military Intel Pick

An investigation into potentially illegal spending could leave the Pentagon's spy agency rudderless as it ramps up operations in Iraq.

Shane Harris |

Argument

Build a Party, Beware of Judges, and Never Give Up

Lessons from a lifetime of political activism.

Mohamed Nasheed |

Dispatch

Bibi and the Lost Boys

Can Netanyahu find Israel's three kidnapped teenagers without destroying his own government and tearing the West Bank apart?

Amos Harel |

Dispatch

Hamas on the Ropes

The militant Palestinian movement faces declining popular support, empty coffers, and bitter enemies abroad. Now with a massive Israeli crackdown underway, it's struggling to determine its true identity. 

Neri Zilber |

Argument

The Scandal of Ambassador Zeid

Why the new United Nations human rights advocate is the wrong man for the job.

Jacob Mchangama |

Dispatch

Overheard in Warsaw

Warsaw's elite thought they were off the record. What happened next threatens Poland's politics and international relations.  

Jan Cienski |

Argument

Holding It Together

Ending conflict demands more than knowing why countries go to pieces -- it calls for knowing why they don't.

Jon Temin |

COLUMN

Stuffing the Sheep in Kabul

As accusations of voter fraud fly, Afghanistan’s presidential race is ripping the country apart.

Leela Jacinto |

Report

Iraq is Burning, and Everyone Agrees Maliki Has to Go

These are the seven men who could replace him.

Yochi Dreazen |

Argument

Dishonest Abe

Why we should be worried about the Japanese prime minister's move to amend the constitution.

Bruce Ackerman |

Feature

The Moderation Will Not Be Televised

Iran's hard-line publicity machine is waging a war against President Hassan Rouhani. But unlike other moderates before him, Rouhani is fighting back.

Azadeh Moaveni |

Putinology

More Reporters Die in Eastern Ukraine

Should journalists killed in action be mourned less because they were working for the Kremlin?

Anna Nemtsova |

COLUMN

Being a Neocon Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

These guys were wrong about every aspect of Iraq. Why do we still have to listen to them?

Stephen M. Walt |

COLUMN

Between Assad and a Hard Place

The people of the Middle East don't want extremists or Syria's president either. But they want Western meddling even less.

Bruce Stokes |

Christian Caryl

Mosul's Christians Say Goodbye

The jihadist takeover of northern Iraq is a disaster for Iraqis. But the destruction of an ancient Christian culture is a disaster for the world.

Christian Caryl |

Tea Leaf Nation

Leaning In -- to Chinese Corruption

Looks can be deceiving. In China, official bribery -- even exchanging sex for power -- is still too normal.

Alexa Olesen |

Dispatch

Ukraine Wins a Battle in the East

How Ukrainian forces took back a town controlled by pro-Russian separatists -- and scored a major victory for their country's morale.

Askold Krushelnycky |

Argument

Is the Screen About to Go Blank for Argentina's Football Godfather?

With bizarre plans for a new league, Julio Grondona is finally showing his age.

Hernán Iglesias Illa |

Argument

Could Colombia's Election Kill Its Peace Process?

Oscar Iván Zuluaga has vowed to axe talks with the FARC if he wins. But can he really follow through?

Virginia Bouvier |

Argument

The Rouhani Paradox

Iran's president came to office promising liberalization and a better relationship with the West. But can he really have both?

Nazila Fathi |

Argument

Colombia Calls a Draw in the War on Drugs

After years of bloodshed, Colombia's government is teaming up with its former rebel enemies to beat the drug problem.

Oliver Kaplan |

Tea Leaf Nation

Who Lectures China's Leaders?

Cram sessions for top officials are 80 minutes long and can take up to three years to prepare.  

Rachel Lu |

Argument

The Return of the Bonapartes

Why France's ascendant National Front is so dangerous.

Robert Zaretsky |