Oct 12, 2021
The Challenges Facing Germany's New Leader
Germany’s election marks the end of an era of stability and stagnation. What international challenges will Angela Merkel's successor face?
Oct 7, 2021
Facebook Nears a Reputational Point of No Return
isaster struck the world’s biggest social network on October 4th when Facebook and its sister apps were knocked offline for six hours. It was one of the less embarrassing...
Oct 4, 2021
Just How Dickensian Is China?
None of this makes Xi Jinping, China’s ruler, happy. According to a leaked account by a professor who grew up with him, he is “repulsed by the all-encompassing...
Sep 29, 2021
Japan Readies Itself for an Unpredictable Ballot
he four candidates for the presidency of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (ldp) come from different corners of the party’s big tent. Takaichi Sanae (pictured,...
Sep 21, 2021
n june a newly surfaced segment of a German talk show from 1997 set the internet alight. The clip shows Angela Merkel, a fresh-faced environment minister in Helmut Kohl’s...
Sep 14, 2021
A Perfect Storm for Container Shipping
Will prolonged disruptions shift the pattern of trade?
Sep 3, 2021
German Voters Face a Panoply of Possible Coalitions
If Germany’s election campaign has hardly been fizzing with ideas, the volatility of the polls has provided tremendous sport.
Sep 2, 2021
Madagascar Is on the Brink of Famine
Climate change, covid-19 and bad governance are to blame
Aug 23, 2021
Why America Keeps Building Corrupt Client States
Failure in Afghanistan shows it has not learned the lessons of Vietnam
Aug 20, 2021
A Grave Blow to America's Standing
And much of the blame lies squarely with Joe Biden
Aug 13, 2021
Afghanistan Is Disintegrating
America and Britain send troops to evacuate their citizens after Herat and Kandahar fall into the hands of the jihadists
Aug 12, 2021
It Might Still Be Possible to Save Afghanistan
But America is refusing to try
Jul 13, 2021
South Africa's Government Deploys the Army
Protests sparked by the arrest of Jacob Zuma highlight the country’s lawlessness.
Jul 10, 2021
America's War in Afghanistan Is Ending in Crushing Defeat
The consequences of the conflict for Afghans, already catastrophic, are likely to get worse.
Jul 6, 2021
Cuba Faces Its Worst Food Shortage Since the 1990s
ubans have always been resourceful,” says Ana, the owner of a private farm-to-table restaurant near Havana. “But now we need to be magicians and acrobats.” The...
Jun 28, 2021
Africa's Third Wave
Jun 22, 2021
Devolution in Northern Ireland Is in a Parlous State
Jun 18, 2021
America and Russia Return to Traditional Great-Power Diplomacy
Jun 15, 2021
NATO Is Plotting Its Future
Jun 3, 2021
Manila Is Repairing Its Relationship With Washington
Tilting towards China has not done it much good
Jun 2, 2021
China Allows Citizens to Have a Third Child
But few parents have rushed to have even a second since the government launched a two-child policy in 2016
May 29, 2021
Voters Should Curb Mexico's Power-Hungry President
In a world plagued by authoritarian populists, Mexico’s president has somehow escaped the limelight. Liberals furiously condemn the erosion of democratic norms under...
May 26, 2021
The Leaders of Mali's Last Coup Do It Again
MALI, SAYS Kevin, a 32-year-old teacher in Bamako, the capital, “has absolutely no future.” “Malians don’t deserve this,” he adds. “It's political...
May 25, 2021
An Act of Piracy in the Skies
ALEXANDER LUKASHENKO has committed what is tantamount to an act of piracy. On May 23rd the embattled dictator of Belarus forced a Ryanair passenger plane to make an unscheduled stop...
May 4, 2021
Even Dovish China-Watchers in America Are Turning Hawk
When richard nixon made his historic visit to Beijing in February 1972, he reassured Mao Zedong that neither of their countries had plans for global hegemony, meaning that they...
Jan 19, 2021
Biden Will Shift Gears With Latin America
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