Politics

Argument

America Has a Plan. And, No, It Isn't One That Israel Would Like.

New poll shows that if the two-state solution collapses, U.S. public favors democracy over Jewishness.

Shibley Telhami |

Christian Caryl

Rescue Me!

Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?

Christian Caryl |

In Box

Zionist Movement

How AIPAC is severing its historical roots -- and weakening its influence.

John B. Judis |

Argument

Her Own Worst Enemy

Yulia Tymoshenko is out of prison, but the heroine of the Orange Revolution may not be the leader Ukraine wants.

Andrew Wilson |

The Pulse

Everything's Coming Up Modi

A new survey shows widespread support for a controversial Indian candidate.

Bruce Stokes |

Argument

Head Games

Mexico’s president promised a new approach to the drug wars. So why is he still going after big fish?

Evelyn Krache Morris |

Dispatch

Unintended Consequences

How clumsy foreign advocates unwittingly helped Uganda's anti-gay bill become law.

Elizabeth Palchik Allen |

Dispatch

The $20 Million Case for Morocco

The kingdom is using an army of flacks to keep the illusion of peace and stability.

Eliza Barclay |

COLUMN

Unrealistic Expectations

When powerful democracies intervene in a troubled society, what is it that they want: democracy or liberalism?

Stephen M. Walt |

COLUMN

Return To Sender

Why Ukraine’s ousted president won’t be tried in The Hague.

David Bosco |

Dispatch

The Poster Boy

Can Leopoldo López unite Venezuela's fractious opposition and exorcise the ghost of Hugo Chávez?

Peter Wilson |

Dispatch

Rearranging The Deck Chairs in Cairo

Egypt's entire cabinet just resigned. Will it make any difference?

Bel Trew |

Feature

Demolition Man

Italy's new 39-year-old prime minister is in a race against time to save his country. Will Rome destroy him first?

Gianni Riotta |

Putinology

Kiev Envy

Pro-democracy protesters in Kiev are triumphant. In Moscow they're still taking it on the chin.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

A House United

Why analysts touting Ukraine's East-West division are just plain wrong.

Alexander J. Motyl |

Christian Caryl

A House Still Divided

Ukraine's problems go deeper than President Yanukovych.

Christian Caryl |

Report

The Comfort Women Lobby

How tensions between South Korea and Japan are playing out in small towns across America.   

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Report

'Definitely Going to Blow'

Is Africa's hermit kingdom heading toward a military coup?

Michela Wrong |

Argument

The Thai Malaise

The current political standoff in Thailand is a symptom of deeper problems that can't be solved by watering down democratic process.

Duncan McCargo |

Putinology

Patriotism and the Olympics

Why taking the wrong stand on the Olympics can get you accused of being a traitor to the nation.

Anna Nemtsova |

Christian Caryl

The Young and the Restless

Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The GOP's Savior Is French

How the right-wing demagogue politician Marine Le Pen can save the floundering Republican Party.

James Poulos |

Argument

New Kid on the Block

Can the European Union prove a success at exporting democracy?

Cristina Odone |

COLUMN

How to Justify Any Policy, No Matter How Bad It Might Be

A handy 10-step guide to defending yourself, your country, or your boss.

Stephen M. Walt |

Christian Caryl

Snow Blind

When Americans look at Russia, they see what they want to see. And that's dangerous.

Christian Caryl |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Dumpling Effect

Did Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to a dumpling shop create a pilgrimage site?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Putinology

The Sochi That We've Lost

Most visitors to the Winter Olympics will only see the giant stadiums and overpriced hotels. But some Russians are mourning the lost paradise of childhood.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

Throwing Their Weight Around

President Yanukovych is losing his support among Ukraine's oligarchs -- and that could be the key to his fate.

Sergii Leshchenko |

COLUMN

Rand Paul Is Right

The United States needs to officially end the Iraq war -- or else acknowledge that it’s waging an endless and unwinnable fight.

Emile Simpson |

By Other Means

Fighting Words

Has the nature of "war" changed since the days of Clausewitz?

Rosa Brooks |