U.S. soldiers attend welcoming ceremony for NATO troops near Orzysz, Poland, in 2017. (Kacper Pempel/Reuters) The U.S.-led alliance has been very successful for most of a century. Now what? It is a bit rich to…

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in London, Britain, November 6, 2019. (Toby Melville/Reuters) If he doesn’t, the Tories could be in trouble in the coming election. So how do things stand in the United Kingdom…

In the past month, the name and image of General Mazloum Adbi, the commander of the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, has become well known to Americans. The decision by President Trump to precipitously…

Credit: Getty Images/Mark Wilson Trump and Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro seem like kindred spirits, aligned on everything from cracking down on crime and illegal immigration to the aggressive swipes they’ve taken at other world leaders.…

Morning commuters at the Tiantongyuanbei subway station in Beijing in 2011. (Michael Martina/Reuters) China’s Leninist state will continue the corrupt or otherwise inefficient allocation of resources, making robust economic growth even more elusive than it…

Barricade with the protesters at Hrushevskogo street on January 26, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. Sasha Maksymenko / cc Counting on foreign aid to reduce corruption is like expecting whiskey to cure alcoholism. After closed House…

(Henry Nicholls/Reuters) The constituents of the European Union find that they can check out any time they like, but they can never leave. The difficulty of Brexit is the case for Brexit. The argument against…