Latest from Ishaan Tharoor

The incredible courage of Myanmar’s protesters

After a day of hideous bloodshed, demonstrators returned to the streets.
  • Mar 5, 2021

The ‘free world’ keeps shrinking

The latest annual report on “Freedom in the World” by a major Washington pro-democracy organization provides grim reading.
  • Mar 3, 2021

Sarkozy’s conviction carries echoes for Trump

Despite considerable differences in the political contexts where they operated, the two share elements of a political style — and have faced allegations of abuse of power.
  • Mar 2, 2021

Biden’s Saudi Arabia problem

The White House has embarked on a "recalibration" of ties with Saudi Arabia. But some critics and allies say that's not enough.
  • Mar 1, 2021

The end of Cold War thinking

On the 75th anniversary of a defining Cold War moment, does the U.S. need to devise a strategy of "containment" for China?
  • Feb 26, 2021

Myanmar’s coup is awkward for China

China may have a history of backing the junta, but it may not be that happy about the present state of affairs.
  • Feb 24, 2021

What comes after ‘maximum pressure’ on Iran

There’s no clear timeline, but a pathway toward a diplomatic entente has now opened.
  • Feb 23, 2021

France and the spectral menace of ‘Islamo-leftism’

Ahead of elections next year, France's political establishment has found its bogeyman.
  • Feb 22, 2021

The pandemic leads to new forms of inequality

From vaccine distribution to big-city life, the pandemic is accelerating growing global divides.
  • Feb 19, 2021