The Republic Will Stand
Why there won’t be a Trump- or Brexit-style surprise in the French election.
How Are Assad and Kim Still in Power?The two men control a very small amount of the world but command a very large amount of its attention.
Bunga Bunga, American StyleDonald Trump and Silvio Berlusconi have a lot more in common than fake tans and lechery.
When the Magic Is GoneFrance’s directly-elected president is the most powerful head of state in Europe. In the age of Le Pen, is that still a good idea?
Trump’s China-Bashing IdDoes the president-elect’s newly appointed trade czar have a plan other than blaming China for everything?
Why America Needs MexicoWant to make America great again? It can’t happen without help from south of the border.
The Apprentice: Chechen EditionThe strongman ruler of Chechnya is taking a cue from The Donald in his new reality show.
Don’t Cry for Me, AmericaForget the wall. Donald Trump’s appeal is textbook Latin American populism.
The Vicious Cycle of French TerrorismAttacks create anti-Muslims sentiments that lead to radicalization that increases the risk of attacks.
ISIS Is Pushing Turkey in the Wrong DirectionThe spate of terror attacks is a blow to hopes for reform.
Justin Trudeau Is Not the Leader of the Free WorldSorry Americans, Canada’s prime minister isn’t really standing up to Trump.
Why Trump Should Play the Human Rights Card With XiIgnoring the Chinese government’s abuses isn’t just immoral: It’s a bad negotiating tactic.
What They Knew, and When They Knew ItNew emails reveal just how soon American officials realized the U.N. had brought cholera to Haiti. What they did next helped pave the way for Trump.
France’s FergusonThe death of a black man in police custody has touched off a cultural crisis over race, immigration, and what it means to be French.
Confronting Chairman TrumpWith the United States embracing revolutionary chaos, China is positioning itself as the adult in the room.
Russia ResurgentOur old rival was supposed to be a power of the past. How Vladimir Putin engineered his nation’s return to the world stage—and what he’ll do next.
Revolution InterruptedBetween Fidel’s departure and Trump’s arrival, everything is up for grabs in Cuba.
Can El Chapo Escape Again?The world’s most notorious drug lord has one last chance to save his empire, and his life.
Don’t Let President Trump Keep You From Working for the GovernmentWe need our best and brightest to enter the civil and foreign services.
Yemen Isn’t Just a Proxy War Between Saudi Arabia and IranIt’s as much about an old dictator trying to keep his replacement out of power.
Shimon Peres Transformed Israel—and Himself—in His Final ActIsrael’s last founding father will be remembered for his optimism.
Erdogan’s CoupThe failure of the uprising against him will allow him to make the country more Islamic and more repressive.
Turkey’s in a Terrible SpotGeography makes the country a valuable partner for the West. It also makes it vulnerable.
Why Brexit Is Tearing British Politics ApartAn extremely detailed guide to the U.K.’s total breakdown.