A Different Read on China
An immensely popular book in China reenvisions China’s historical narrative as one leading to liberalism.
Fueling Change in Iran
Strikes within Iran’s energy sector helped bring down the Shah. Weakened by sanctions, can it wield the same influence today?
Ukraine relies on agriculture–but nearly 40% of its fields have been sown with Russian landmines. A look at how deminers are fighting this inhumane tactic.
The United States’ inability to build things has big ramifications for its international position, writes Francis Fukuyama in his latest blog post.
The Empire That Catherine Erased
Catherine the Great dissolved the last vestiges of Ukraine’s tradition of self-government. It’s time to reevaluate her legacy in light of Russia’s brutality—and the Ruthenian traditions lost in her wake.
Can Baseball Survive the Computer Age?
America’s most conservative team sport is instituting significant changes in an effort to sustain its popular appeal.
Why Has the West Given Up on Aid?
Western efforts to alleviate extreme poverty have lost their way–and our autocratic adversaries have stepped into the soft-power vacuum.