Featured Columns

Drones, a U.S. tradition

Obama’s administration is no outlier.

An immigration minefield

Republicans are treading hazardous ground.

Netanyahu’s contempt

His actions could harm support for Israel.

Hillary stands alone

A Democratic nomination is hers, if she wants.

The economy’s wild card

Other nations’ troubles could slow U.S. growth.

Cozying up to dictators

Obama’s risky strategy to combat terrorism.

The new culture wars

Today it’s about how we define ourselves.

Boko Haram’s mission

It’s about religious fundamentalism.

Obama’s swagger

He’ll have more to crow about soon.

A GOP ‘sanity caucus’ ?

Republicans depart from business as usual.

Bernie Sanders’s hurdles

He should soften his criticism of rich donors.

Iran’s emerging empire

Tehran’s quest to dominate the Arab world.

Shifting the risk

(Eric Risberg / AP)

  • Shifting the risk

    Shifting the risk

    The dark side to the “sharing economy”.

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  • To help Europe, help Ukraine

    To help Europe, help Ukraine

    Aiding the nation will also strengthen Europe.

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  • Bumbling on Iran

    Bumbling on Iran

    No wonder Netanyahu is going to Congress.

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  • The beer bellwether

    The beer bellwether

    Clear signs of the recovery are on tap.

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Narendra Modi’s suit is screaming loud and clear

I’ve seen monograms everywhere. But the full name on a bespoke suit? C’mon, man!

Outlook & Opinions

What ‘American Sniper’ missed

What ‘American Sniper’ missed

The man behind the gun.

Ensuring nuclear security

Ensuring nuclear security

The United States and Russia must repair their partnership.

How OCD takes over your life

How OCD takes over your life

When your thoughts become fears and your fears become obsessions.

I pushed my students to read

I pushed my students to read

I wish they could have been playing.

An interview with Turkey’s PM

An interview with Turkey’s PM

Ahmet Davutoglu on Paris terrorism, Syria and the Islamic State.

Terrorism’s weak spot

Terrorism’s weak spot

Take hope away from the extremists by defeating the Islamic State.

Technocrats to the rescue

Technocrats to the rescue

The recovery, brought to you by a close study of history.

5 myths about presidential travel

5 myths about presidential travel

Are host countries happy about it? And how much does it cost?

Rep. Ellmers’s worst week

Rep. Ellmers’s worst week

The Republican picked a bad time to object to an antiabortion bill.

Do corrupt governments breed violence?

Do corrupt governments breed violence?

Review of “Thieves of State” by Sarah Chayes.

(Jacquelyn Martin / AP)

Who had the worst
year in Washington?

President Obama wins, again. Also check out the runners-up.

Book Reviews