The new Japanese prime minister shares many of outgoing Shinzo Abe’s policies—but isn’t as wedded to Abe’s big overhaul.
The Abraham Accord is threatening decades of foreign-policy planning in Tehran.
Nearly two-thirds of Trump and Biden supporters said they “strongly” or “somewhat” support the peace deal that would get U.S. forces out of Afghanistan next year.
The cost of doing business with Beijing has risen sharply and swiftly.
Sauli Niinisto is hugely popular at home—and is one of the few world leaders who has the respect of both Washington and Moscow.
From Pacific bases to the Himalayas, Washington and Beijing are facing off.
The managing director and the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund lay out a strategy for sustained recovery.
The region doesn’t have a seat at the geopolitical table, but at least it’s off the menu.
The United Kingdom is going back on the terms of its divorce with Europe, threatening any future trade deals and even the integrity of the U.K. itself.
Ayman al-Zawahiri isn’t trying to plan another 9/11 attack—because he doesn’t need to.
U.S. allies have grown comfortable with Trump and his tough approach to China—and are anxious about a Biden victory.
An alliance of democracies to contain China makes sense. But Modi needs to clean up his act.
The Democratic presidential candidate would stop sucking up to the region's autocrats, but he also wouldn’t give much encouragement to liberals.
Only by standing firm against China together can makers escape global cultural paralysis.
The coronavirus pandemic won’t automatically lead to reforms. Great upheavals only bring systemic change when reformers have a plan—and the power to implement it.
Megha Majumdar’s bestselling novel “A Burning” begins with a train in flames. But what really gets torched is the Indian Dream.
The United States has abdicated its dominant role. Here’s how to fill the gap.
Neoconservatism has died, and liberal internationalism is discredited. Perhaps it’s time to return to the ideas of one of the last century’s greatest realists.
Ignoring the central role of race and colonialism in world affairs precludes an accurate understanding of the modern state system.
International relations theorists once explored racism. What has the field lost by giving that up?
Twelve experts on planning, policy, history, and health predict the future of cities.
Maria Kolesnikova is a former musician who rose to prominence in recent protests.
August brought a massive oil spill in the Indian Ocean and a disputed election in Belarus—plus fierce storms, wildfires, coronavirus chaos, a military coup in Mali, and a devastating explosion in Beirut.