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Biden’s Plan to Cooperate With Europe on Tech
The United States urgently wants to persuade its allies to turn away from digital autonomy.
ARGUMENT | TYSON BARKER
Climate Policies Could Hand Power and Profits Back to OPEC
The Western rush to replace oil has Gulf producers laughing all the way to the bank.
ARGUMENT | ELLEN R. WALD, JONATHAN H. FERZIGER
The Perils of the Iranian Presidency
Most meet unhappy endings. Here’s why Ebrahim Raisi might avoid a similar fate.
ARGUMENT | JAY MENS
El Salvador Is Printing Money With Bitcoin
Nayib Bukele doesn’t want to ditch dollars. He just wants his own.
ARGUMENT | DAVID GERARD
Israel’s Big New Shift in Hamas Policy
The Israeli government used to try buying off the group’s compliance. Now it’s intent on using reconstruction money to coerce it.
ARGUMENT | ANCHAL VOHRA
It’s Russia, Stupid (For Now)
Biden wants to focus on China. That’s a gift to Putin.
ARGUMENT | ELISE LABOTT
What Putin Wants From His Summit With Biden
With expectations low in Moscow, the Kremlin is looking for limited deescalation.
ARGUMENT | ALEXANDER GABUEV
Israel’s New Coalition Government Is More Stable Than It Looks
With all its parties facing disaster by leaving, the coalition has every reason to make it work.
ARGUMENT | AARON DAVID MILLER
Forced Confessions Are the Propaganda of Terror
Belarus’s Lukashenko doesn’t want to be believed—he wants to be feared.
ARGUMENT | NATALIA ANTONOVA
Is Europe Any Good at Soft Power?
The increasingly aggressive authoritarianism of Belarus is an acute test of the EU’s diplomatic self-image.
ARGUMENT | CAROLINE DE GRUYTER
Turkey Will Never Recognize the Armenian Genocide
It’s time for Yerevan to shift gears and work toward rapprochement with Ankara.
ARGUMENT | HANS GUTBROD, DAVID WOOD
‘Responsibility to Protect’ Is One More Casualty of the Syrian War
The conflict’s impact on the world’s ability to prevent atrocities will be felt for years to come.
ARGUMENT | MINA AL-ORAIBI
Peru’s New President Isn’t as Radical as He Looks
Pedro Castillo ran as an anti-establishment leftist. Here’s why he won’t govern like one.
ARGUMENT | MICHAEL ALBERTUS
‘War on Disease’ Is a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
The mindset that helped fight the current pandemic is what gets us into situations like this in the first place.
ARGUMENT | ALEX DE WAAL
The Sneaky Conservatism of China’s Feminist Dramas
As Beijing limits women’s choices, ta shidai television shows soothe without offering real change.
ARGUMENT | AMANDAS ONG
Biden’s Balkans Test Has Arrived
The U.S. president has taken a step toward getting tough on Serbia—but can he see the policy through?
ARGUMENT | EDWARD P. JOSEPH
Across the North Korean Border in China, an Economic Winter That Never Ends
The pandemic killed hopes of a trade boom.
ARGUMENT | TANG YUAN
Sustainable Investment Is Flooding the Market
And Latin America is poised for a windfall.
ARGUMENT | LISA VISCIDI
Chile Offers a Blueprint for Effectively Channeling Outrage
Too many Latin American countries are stuck in a cycle of protest and reaction.
ARGUMENT | BEATRIZ DELLA COSTA
Vaccine Diplomacy Boosts China’s Standing in Latin America
Beijing has increased its leverage in the region—but Washington can still stage a comeback.
ARGUMENT | OLIVER STUENKEL
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