World Leaders

Emmanuel Macron, France's president, pauses during news conference following a Special European Council summit in Brussels, Belgium, on April 18, 2024. The European Union's waning clout is sounding alarm bells in Europe's capitals.

The Origins of Europe’s Economic Malaise The Origins of Europe’s Economic Malaise

Everyone seems to agree that Europe is struggling—but the EU shouldn’t look to the US for inspiration.

May 23, 2024 / Harrison Stetler

Gabrielius Landsbergis takes part in protest

Georgia Dreaming: Is Another Color Revolution About to Kick Off? Georgia Dreaming: Is Another Color Revolution About to Kick Off?

Ten years after the massive street protests that overthrew Ukraine’s president—and helped precipitate war with Russia—another former Soviet Republic teeters on the brink.

May 20, 2024 / Vadim Nikitin

Lincoln Cares

Lincoln Cares Lincoln Cares

If monuments could talk.

May 15, 2024 / OppArt / Colleen Quinn

Biden Holocaust Remembrance Day

Antisemitism, Then and Now: A Guide for the Perplexed Antisemitism, Then and Now: A Guide for the Perplexed

President Biden’s remarks at the Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Days of Remembrance betrayed a total misunderstanding of what antisemitism actually is—and how it must be resisted.

May 10, 2024 / Omer Bartov

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer celebrates with supporters in Birmingham, England on May 4, 2024.

Local Elections in Britain Put the Labour Party’s Stance on Gaza Under the Spotlight Local Elections in Britain Put the Labour Party’s Stance on Gaza Under the Spotlight

Labour leader Keir Starmer is favored to win the UK’s general election later this year, but—as with Joe Biden—there is one word that could derail his campaign: Gaza.

May 7, 2024 / Steve Howell

Pro-Palestinian Protesters Holds Gather For Another Protest On University Of Texas Campus

The Protesters’ Call for Divestment Is Not a Technical One The Protesters’ Call for Divestment Is Not a Technical One

It is a question of will, not capacity.

May 7, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Police officers stand guard outside the Islamabad High Court in Islamabad, Pakistan, in August 2023.

Pakistani Judges Have Accused Military “Intelligence Operatives” of “Coercion or Blackmail” Pakistani Judges Have Accused Military “Intelligence Operatives” of “Coercion or Blackmail”

Six judges alleged that the Pakistan Army attempted to influence their verdicts, with now-imprisoned former prime minister Imran Khan at the center of the controversy.

May 3, 2024 / Hasan Ali

The Rev. William Barber speaking in front of the US Supreme Court Building

War, Genocide, Violence, and the Gospel’s Response War, Genocide, Violence, and the Gospel’s Response

I come asking with brother Marvin Gaye, “What’s going on? What’s going on?”

Apr 30, 2024 / Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

A wall separating Israel and the West Bank.

Can We Build a Shared Homeland for Israelis And Palestinians? Can We Build a Shared Homeland for Israelis And Palestinians?

In this conversation, Jon Wiener and May Pundak of A Land For All discuss a road map for a better two-state solution.

Apr 29, 2024 / Interview / Jon Wiener

Hail, Columbia!

Hail, Columbia! Hail, Columbia!

Feeling peckish.

Apr 26, 2024 / The Greater Quiet / Steve Brodner

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