World Beat Newsletter
The foreign policy team Biden appoints matters less than the world they inherit, policies they pursue, and the pressure they get from progressives.
How else would you describe Americans who deny a pandemic that’s killed 250,000 people and the election that repudiated Trump?
American democracy is in rough shape. It's going to take more than this election to set it right.
Authoritarianism has been on the march for years, but people powered revolutions are pushing regimes toward democracy on nearly every continent.
COVID-19 is an early alert for more serious global crises. So far, the international community has failed — but it’s not too late to get it right.
Dispossessed white men have haunted Western politics for generations. The answer isn’t to jettison “identity politics” — it’s to create truly meaningful new opportunities.
Even if Trump loses, his administration may have permanently damaged our standing abroad. But there's a silver lining: it makes Trumpism an ideological dead-end.
Trump is doing whatever he can to make it impossible for his successor to resolve some of the world’s most intractable problems.
The alternative to Trump is not the glorification of military service. It's promoting the kind of service that gets fewer people killed.
The next president can't just clean up Trump's mess. They'll have to prevent a resurgence of Trumpism -- and learn from Obama's mistakes.