Despite Trump’s tough talk, his crude and narrow vision of foreign policy has created huge opportunities for China and Russia.
How Obama Took Foreign Policy Forward — And Back
When it came to race, climate, or diplomacy, Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past.
Conn Hallinan’s 2016 ‘Are You Serious?’ Awards
This year’s lowlights from world politics, the culture wars, and the military-industrial complex.
From Here to Dystopia
One or two bomb throwers can blow up the international community. Trump is appointing a whole cabinet of them.
Trump Can’t Hold Back the Tide of Climate Action
Market forces, state and local action, and strong social movements could blunt the impacts of a denialist White House.
Fossil fuels provided a one-time-only quantum leap in growth. Coming up with a new economic model should be on everyone’s bucket list.
Chinese Dream: Western Imitation or Radical Alternative?
The solution to the global economic and environmental crisis lies in China’s past.
Keep Elites Accountable, But Don’t Dumb the Issues Down
Complex global challenges require committed activists who stand on principle as well as experts on the inside who can play the political game.
To Stop Climate Change, Don’t Just Cut Carbon. Redistribute Wealth.
Climate disruption is inextricably linked to economic inequality. Serious climate solutions must be, too.
The Little-Known Fund at the Heart of the Paris Climate Agreement
The Green Climate Fund is supposed to finance the world’s shift away from fossil fuels. But fossil fuel-funding banks are eager to get on board.