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Why international election observers would give Wisconsin a failing grade

Some U.S. politicians have ceased to live up to the standards by which we judge other countries.
  • 6 hours ago

Who ordered the Uyghur genocide? Look no further than China’s leader.

Who should be held to account for the Uyghur genocide? The Xinjiang Papers provide evidence that it is China's leaders, including President Xi.

Sudanese democracy is hanging in the balance. Here’s what the West must do.

This is the moment for the international community to step in on the side of the Sudanese people.
  • 1 day ago

The Women’s Tennis Association sticks up for Peng Shuai. Will anyone else?

Women's tennis is doing something rare: Standing up to China.

Rich countries are to blame for omicron

Nationalistic policies toward the pandemic are now revealing their costs

Congress needs to act on Xi Jinping’s genocide now

Economic reasons at home are no reason to slow passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.

In ditching monarchy, Barbados proves a role model for the world

The seamless nature of Barbados’s constitutional change is a reminder that monarchs are hardly irreplaceable in the modern age.

Canada’s current travel bans are a discriminatory mistake

We already know that travel bans are more political theatre than sound, evidence-based practice.

For the sake of global stability, the U.S. must deter a Russian invasion of Ukraine

An all-out Russian military invasion of next-door Ukraine would have “far-reaching and long-lasting consequences,” and it could destabilize all of Europe and potentially draw in Ukraine’s neighbors.

After backing coups and corruption, the U.S. now has a chance to do the right thing in Honduras

Hondurans want to see their aspirations flourish, without interference.
  • 3 days ago

The best response to Russia’s threats is a closer relationship with Ukraine

Washington can send a strong signal to Vladimir Putin by upgrading relations with Kyiv.

Putin is banning the group that documents Stalin’s crimes. That’s bad for Russia.

Extinguishing independent thought opens up a path straight back to the Gulag.
  • 3 days ago

The election that could make or break Honduras

Can Honduras’s voters and politicians succeed where U.S. policy has failed?

A shadow war in space is heating up fast

Space Force general: China and Russia are attacking U.S. space assets “every day.”

The world lacks a global disease radar. South Africa showed how it could work.

South African scientists offer us a glimpse of the future we need.

Israel ‘cancels’ a prize to a mathematician — and dishonors itself

If your chance of receiving a state honor for your poetry or your breakthrough in quantum physics depends on saying only what’s acceptable this year, freedom has shrunk in your country.

The Uyghur genocide university divestment movement is here

A nascent campaign sends an ominous signal to the Chinese Communist Party.

Many Afghan refugees are finding home again. That’s reason to give thanks.

It’s Thanksgiving week. This isn’t a holiday I grew up with in Afghanistan, but it’s one I’ve come to embrace.

A congressional proposal reveals the Kremlin’s Achilles’ heel

The prospect that the U.S. might declare Putin illegitimate has sent shock waves through Moscow.
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Why Fox TV gives me hope for democracy — in Turkey

Gingerly and carefully, Fox covers untouchable subjects such as Turkey’s price hikes, economic woes and rule-of-law deficit.
  • Nov 16

Why the arrest of an ex-president may be one crisis too many for Georgia

A country's battered democratic institutions face a fresh test.
  • Oct 3

India’s cricket team took the knee. It was meaningless and hypocritical.

Given how tumultuous a time it is in India, there is much to say and do related to the country’s own domestic realities.
  • Oct 25

What CIA officers thought of the presidents they briefed

A revealing agency study contains some zingers about how our leaders behave within veil of secrecy
  • 1 day ago

A Nobel Prize winner faces yet another challenge: Attending her prize ceremony

A favorite move of today’s illiberal leaders is to weaponize the courts against their critics.
  • Nov 23

Congress needs to act on Xi Jinping’s genocide now

Economic reasons at home are no reason to slow passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.
  • 1 day ago

Who ordered the Uyghur genocide? Look no further than China’s leader.

Who should be held to account for the Uyghur genocide? The Xinjiang Papers provide evidence that it is China's leaders, including President Xi.
  • 1 day ago
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