The Selfish Motive Behind Trump’s Jerusalem Decision
He has imperiled a chance at peace, and endangered lives, for a very dumb reason.
Visions of Fire The response to Trump’s Jerusalem declaration has focused too much on the fear of Arab backlash and not enough on why the decision itself is immoral and illegal.
The Deep Roots of Yemen’s FamineThe Saudi-led war has plunged the country into misery, but it was already vulnerable to this kind of disaster.
Calling a Genocide a GenocideHuman rights advocates are too quick to use the G-word to describe mass atrocities. But in the case of the Rohingya, it applies.
This Is Not Trump’s BenghaziThe deaths of U.S. troops in Niger were a tragedy, but there’s no need for conspiracy theories.
Darfur Wasn’t SavedA decade of activism and international pressure couldn’t stop the killing in Sudan.
“They Were Catalan Boys”What drove a group of ordinary, small-town young men to commit a brutal act of terrorism?
Trump Could Get Us Into a War by AccidentThe president’s lack of a coherent Syria strategy is incredibly dangerous.
The Return of GringophobiaThere’s a long tradition of anti-Americanism in Mexican politics. It’s making a comeback in the era of Trump.
Erdogan’s PrisonerHow an American pastor, improbably accused of terrorism, became a pawn in U.S.-Turkey relations.
The Kremlin’s California DreamWhy the Russian government cultivates foreign contacts on the far-right and far-left.
Trump Reopened a Wound in British PoliticsThe 2016 assassination of a member of Parliament by a far-right extremist shocked the U.K. The president’s retweet brought it all back.
The Ghost of Franco Both sides in the standoff over Catalonia are invoking Spain’s authoritarian past. That could be dangerous.
The Ghost of Munich The stigma around “appeasement” is leading U.S. foreign policy down a dangerous path.
Asia’s Other Nightmare ScenarioA war in North Korea would be devastating. But war in Taiwan could be even worse, and more likely.
The True Meaning of Australia DayHow another country grapples with commemorating the ugly parts of its history.
Don’t Give Corbyn a PassThe British Labour leader’s fondness for dictators and extremists should disqualify from heading a major party, much less a country.
Qatar LossesOur Middle East foreign policy depends on strong, smooth relations among our Gulf allies. Now all cooperation is at risk.
Uninspiring TerrorismGroups like ISIS have gotten dangerously good at encouraging their followers to carry out attacks. There are things we can do to stop them.
Syria’s Great ExpectationsTrump’s airstrike on Assad raised hopes that the U.S. was finally coming to the aid of Syrian civilians. A month later, there’s confusion and disappointment on the ground.
Justin Trudeau Is Not the Leader of the Free WorldSorry Americans, Canada’s prime minister isn’t really standing up to Trump.