As it prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary, the European Union faces internal and external threats. Its fallback for unity: a shared cultural identity.
President Trump’s first official trip was to the CIA, an agency trained to encourage dissent about intelligence information but one that must also ‘face hard truths’ about itself.
Letters to the editor for the Jan. 23, 2017 weekly magazine.
A roundup of global commentary for the Jan. 23, 2017 weekly magazine.
The politicians who have ridden today's wave of populist discontent to power now enter the next, more difficult chapter: governing
As Iraqi forces end Islamic State’s hold in the country’s second-largest city, politicians are racing to avoid the old mistake of continuing Shiite-Sunni divisions. Political reconciliation is the best weapon against terrorist groups.
A postelection crisis in Gambia has stirred the country’s neighbors to intervene, sign of a stronger commitment to democracy in Africa.
A global survey shows a sharp decline of trust in government, business, and other institutions. Rebuilding trust starts with qualities that lessen the fear of rapid change or end corrupt practices.
Obamacare set down access to health care as a universal good, a point that Trump and much of the GOP now concedes. A new law would help fix flaws in the Affordable Care Act.
As the besieged Christian communities of the Middle East shrink, the Middle East becomes the poorer.
A roundup of global commentary for the Jan. 16, 2017 weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the Jan. 16, 2017 weekly magazine.
A tax amnesty in this Southeast Asian nation has yielded a mass display of contrition among tax evaders. The new honesty will help rebuild both the economy and democracy.