Latest from Ishaan Tharoor

The U.S. and British right ramp up the war on ‘wokeness’

In both countries, conservatives are embracing a doctrine of anti-anti-racism.
  • Apr 9, 2021

Myanmar teeters toward state collapse and civil war

The junta faces a defiant protest movement, a spiraling economic crisis and escalating conflict in the country’s borderlands.
  • Apr 7, 2021

In both Jordan and Israel, there’s talk of a coup

The two Middle East neighbors are in the grips of rather different yet parallel political crises.
  • Apr 6, 2021

Biden and the waning of the ‘neoliberal’ era

Whatever Biden's personal views, his moves now reflect a new political zeitgeist in the West that has taken concrete shape amid the havoc and ruin of the pandemic.
  • Apr 5, 2021

The pandemic may set women back by a whole generation

There will be global gender parity only 136 years from now, according to the World Economic Forum.
  • Apr 2, 2021

Biden’s border ‘crisis’ has little to do with the border

The White House recognizes that the solutions to what it describes as the “challenge” at the border lie much further south.
  • Mar 31, 2021

What the Ever Given saga taught us about the world

The accidental blockade of the Suez Canal revealed the fragilities of global system we usually take for granted.
  • Mar 30, 2021

Myanmar’s body count keeps rising

The country's junta unleashed its bloodiest crackdown yet on anti-coup protesters.
  • Mar 29, 2021

The Suez Canal, a chokepoint of history

The Ever Given’s accident in the Suez Canal offers a reminder of the strategic waterway’s deep history.
  • Mar 28, 2021

The link between anti-China sentiment in Washington and anti-Asian violence

Some analysts argue that the current political animosity in Washington toward Beijing puts ordinary Asian Americans at risk.
  • Mar 24, 2021