Beyond the Greek impasse
What if resistance to EU austerity spreads to other countries?
What borders mean to Europe
Muslim immigration, a possible Grexit and Ukraine are all shaking the idea of a borderless Europe.
A net assessment of East Asia
China, with its move from limited liberality to increasingly intense authoritarianism, is the key to the region.
Tartus, the mother of martyrs
Syria's Alawites, chief supporters of the Assad regime, feel abandoned as they die in catastrophic numbers.
A net assessment of the Middle East
Secularism is dying. Islam is reviving. But what comes next is anyone's guess.
A net assessment of the world
Realities frozen by the Cold War are still emerging, bringing a general malaise.
World War II and the Origins of American Unease
The US, the UK, and Russia are still acting out the lessons of the past.
How British elections reflect the mood of Europe
Tomorrow's election could shape the future of the United Kingdom.
Aussie Abbott’s passionate speech puts British Dave in the shade
A conservative woman is not impressed with the line-up for next week's elections in the UK.
The programmed savagery of ISIS
The leaders of Islamic State have spent decades developing a theory of terror.
Prelude to a Japanese revival
Despite two decades of economic and demographic decline, Japan's song is far from over.
Nepal shows its vulnerability after devastating earthquake
Thousands of people have died in a massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake.
The ‘Grexit’ dilemma shows the weakness of free trade
The Sturm und Drang over Greece's debt and the future of the Euro misses the point.
Coming to terms with the American empire
The United States became an empire almost absent-mindedly. But now it cannot shrug off its responsibilties.
Hillary’s family values pitch
Mrs Clinton has finally outed herself as a pro-woman, pro-family candidate for the US presidency.
Making sense of horrific violence in Kenya
The Kenyan government should bear part of the blame.
The Middle Eastern balance of power matures
The US is taking a back seat and allowing regional powers to slug it out.
China’s fragile political evolution
An anti-corruption campaign signals a struggle between competing models of the future.
Lee Kuan Yew, pragmatist
Singaporeans have paid a high price for economic success.
There’s one obvious remedy for China’s market in stolen babies
The government should abandon its one-child policy. Completely.
The paradox of America’s electoral reform
The ferment of constant change, reform and renewal is both a virtue and vice of the US system.
The real issue is the reconfiguration of a region the United States cannot subdue and cannot leave.
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