The Middle East’s New Nakba

The Middle East’s New Nakba

The chain of events set into motion by the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq is reaching its logical conclusion — the disintegration of multi-ethnic states and a great expulsion of innocents.

After Obama: Clinton vs. Sanders

After Obama: Clinton vs. Sanders

Hillary Clinton just laid out a hawkish foreign policy vision in a major speech. How do her views stack up against those of Bernie Sanders, her challenger from the left?

North Korea’s Sorry Politics

North Korea’s Sorry Politics

South Korea should focus less on extracting apologies from North Korea and more on pursuing pragmatic projects with Pyongyang.

The Middle Passage

The Middle Passage

For the refugees pouring into Europe, their journeys can be just as deadly as the war zones they’re fleeing.

Trump Takes on the World

Trump Takes on the World

Donald Trump’s not-so-veiled racism, crude economic populism, and male bravado make him the closest thing the U.S. has to an authentic European-style fascist.

The Kurdish Elephant

The Kurdish Elephant

In their latest deal to fight ISIS, Washington and Turkey are treating the Middle East’s largest stateless minority like pawns. That’s a huge mistake.

Greece, Iran, and the Rules of the Game

Greece, Iran, and the Rules of the Game

From Athens to Tehran, powerful countries make the rules and break the rules. Everyone else just squeezes the best deal they can — for now, anyway.

Iran Deal: Is Obama Channeling Nixon?

Iran Deal: Is Obama Channeling Nixon?

The nuclear deal with Iran, like Nixon’s opening to China in 1972, has the potential to be a geopolitical game changer — if it can get through Congress first.