Bolsonaro’s election loss gives hope to climate change advocates in the battle to protect the Amazon rainforest.
When Christian Nationalists and Conservative Muslims Unite
The threats to Israel’s existence as a democratic Jewish state have multiplied. They could weaken or undermine a pillar of Israeli national security – unquestioned U.S. support.
Nine Acres in Athens: Democracy’s Rise (and Fall)
As a veteran newspaper reporter with only a rudimentary education in the classics, visiting Athens fed my fascination with democracy’s long struggle in the era of Xi, Putin and Erdogan.
Who is Rishi Sunak?
Brexit will swallow its fifth Prime Minister as Sunak, the hedge fund PM, fails.
How Europe Sidelines Itself in World Politics
Reflections on leading European nations in deep domestic trouble, including a Germany that apparently can only think of itself.
Xi Jinping’s Contradictory Choices for China’s Future
As China’s President enters his third term, his political preferences directly undermine the economic achievements he envisions for his country for its 2049 centennial.
Meloni: Mussolini’s Come Back in Italy?
Giorgia Meloni is a cynical, quick-lipped, unmarried mother who speaks French and passable English. She is many things, but she is not a female Mussolini.
Italy: The Taming of the Populists?
What are the challenges for Italy?
The End of the Second Elizabethan Era
Many Truss-backers within the Conservative Party may have to learn the hard way that what is really holding back the UK economy are the economic costs of Brexit.
Liz Truss: A Quick Personal Close-Up
I was an MP when Liz Truss entered the Commons and found her likeable, smart and self-confident.