World Beats

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

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

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

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?

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.

Reviving the North Korea-Iran Axis?

Hardliners want to use North Korea as a hammer to destroy the nuclear agreement with Iran. They'd better start looking for a more effective instrument.

Authoritarian Symps

In the post-Cold War era, the right and even some on the left are playing a new game of "Who's your favorite dictator?"
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