Some conservatives oppose Sweden and Finland joining NATO. They’re wrong.

Conservatives can't simply oppose everything President Biden wants.

By Henry OlsenMay 20, 2022

If Queen Elizabeth can’t do her job, she should abdicate

Every day seems to bring fresh news of a royal ceremony being skipped, canceled or rescheduled indefinitely.

By J.J. McCulloughMay 20, 2022

Biden seeks a new opening in a rattled Asia

Russia's invasion of Ukraine and China's woes offer the United States an opportunity in the region.

By David IgnatiusMay 19, 2022

The rage and despair of the Iranian people is flowing onto the streets

Images of brutality aimed at the most vulnerable, including the elderly, have spread around the world.

By Jason RezaianMay 19, 2022

To counter Putin’s aggression in Ukraine, look to Ronald Reagan

How to confront and reverse Russia's unprovoked aggression.

By Marc A. ThiessenMay 18, 2022

All eyes are on Ukraine, but another crisis is brewing in Iran

Already burdened by Russia's war to the east, Europe needs a nuclear deal, not conflict, with Tehran.

By Carl Bildt and Javier SolanaMay 17, 2022

The new balance of power: U.S. and allies up, Russia down

"We are now living in a totally new era."

By David IgnatiusMay 17, 2022

Ukrainians are rebuilding after Russian destruction — and asking why

While Ukrainian authorities are repairing the damage along the tank-beaten roads, Russian artillery is gathering on the border.

By Iuliia MendelMay 17, 2022

Thanks, Vladimir Putin, for greatly strengthening NATO

NATO was said to be “brain dead” and “broken.” Now it’s stronger than ever.

By Max BootMay 17, 2022

The tragedy of ISIS fighters’ families left behind in Syria

The caliphate failed. What's to become of the ISIS fighters' families?

By David IgnatiusMay 16, 2022

In the Taliban’s Afghanistan, control of women begins at home

What happens to a society when its boys are brought up to understand that it is normal to control the women in their lives?

By Shabana Basij-RasikhMay 14, 2022

North Korea sees a virus explosion. Its missiles won’t help.

North Korea is facing an even deeper humanitarian crisis than before—and missiles won’t help.

By Editorial BoardMay 13, 2022

Good-cop France is offering Putin a way out. If only he’d take it.

Where U.S. officials have taken a hard line, Emmanuel Macron has made gentler remarks. But make no mistake: He's on the side of the cops.

By David Von DrehleMay 13, 2022

The arrest of a 90-year-old cardinal signals China’s crackdown — and its fear

Arresting Cardinal Joseph Zen is a sign of weakness, not a show of strength.

By Nancy PelosiMay 13, 2022

When will Canada’s Conservatives take climate change seriously?

And when will Canada's Liberals take it seriously enough?

By David MoscropMay 13, 2022

Queen Elizabeth has done enough: The case for abdication

It would be good for her successors if the aging queen steps aside.

By Autumn BrewingtonMay 13, 2022

This crumbling African slave fort should be preserved to honor the enslaved

Threatened by rising seas, Ghana's Fort Prinzenstein could be gone in a few decades.

By Karen AttiahMay 13, 2022

The time is now to plan for the aftermath of war in Ukraine

Western leaders can't say when the awful battle with Russia will end, but they know the building blocks of the future: security, prosperity, law and order, democracy.

By David IgnatiusMay 12, 2022

Yet another Palestinian journalist dies on the job

The killing of Shireen Abu Akleh raises fresh question about Israel's treatment of Palestinian reporters.

By Daoud KuttabMay 12, 2022

What happened when Biden met Uyghur Americans persecuted by China

The United States still lacks a policy to address the problem of transnational repression.

By Josh RoginMay 12, 2022