Latest from Ishaan Tharoor

The Americanization of Europe’s beloved game reaches a tipping point

A proposed European Super League would underscore how the franchise model of U.S. sports has taken over the top of the global game.
  • Apr 19, 2021

The U.S. embarks on a huge climate reset

Under former president Donald Trump, the federal government cut itself adrift from the broad international consensus. President Biden immediately shifted course.
  • Apr 19, 2021

Afghanistan became the graveyard of American hubris

One of the legacies of the Afghanistan war ought to be “greater humility about what the best military on the planet can achieve and more thoughtfulness about how we deploy it.”
  • Apr 14, 2021

Israel plays spoiler in Biden’s Iran gambit

An alleged clandestine strike on an Iranian nuclear facility comes at a fraught moment for diplomacy.
  • Apr 14, 2021

Two Andean elections reflect an age of global discontent

The tensions, passions and frustration surrounding this weekend’s votes in Peru and Ecuador tell a broader global story.
  • Apr 13, 2021

Should the U.S. boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in China?

Major sporting events — and especially international spectacles like the Olympics — always bear a political dimension.
  • Apr 12, 2021

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