World Beat Newsletter
For Donald Trump, tariffs are a substitute for diplomacy, just as harassment in his personal life is a substitute for normal human interaction
With EU elections approaching, the Kremlin has backed some of the most noxious reactionaries now operating on the world scene.
The only upside to Bolton's dangerous aggression toward Iran is that it may put him too far out in front of Trump.
At a time of declining faith in democracy, the institution of royalty is looking surprisingly resilient.
With Trump and Bolton at the helm, the international arms control regime is effectively dead. But could that spark a new movement for disarmament?
Bolton's broadsides against Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela hint at ambitions for much more dangerous geopolitical conflict — and nothing short of a new Cold War.
Whistleblowers and protesters play a key role in ensuring accountability. But ultimately, democratic systems should be built to ensure institutional accountability.
[Satire] UN: "We recommend that Americans sentence all top-ranking officials of the Trump administration to a decade of picking up trash along America’s highways."
The only true magic bullet in this case is the collective determination of all Americans who still believe in decency and democracy.
Centrist liberalism is dead, and Trump is a disaster. But progressives can use what he's done to remake America and its place in the world.