World Affairs

The Hard Left and Populist Right Agree on All the Wrong Things

The Hard Left and Populist Right Agree on All the Wrong Things

The ideas that unite the hard Left and the populist Right against the West itself are the same ones that make them both so excited about the culture wars.

Stephan Jensen
Stephan Jensen
8 min read
Culture Wars
Ukrainians Are Nobody’s Pawns

Ukrainians Are Nobody’s Pawns

Conservative anti-interventionists buy into an authoritarian narrative that ignores the clear choices made by the people of Ukraine.

Robert Tracinski
Robert Tracinski
8 min read
Ukraine
Corrupter of the World

Corrupter of the World

The depth and breadth of corruption in countries, leaders, and peoples has gained more and more public attention in recent years, another torment to add to those already disturbing the peace of the socially aware. It is tormenting because—like the warming of the globe, the advance of authoritarianism, and

John Lloyd
John Lloyd
14 min read
Politics
The Pathologies of Imperialism

The Pathologies of Imperialism

An earlier version of this article appeared in the German language newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung on March 4th, 2022. February 24th, 2022, constituted a shock to the European psyche. The invasion of Ukraine, without any plausible casus belli, the massive use of military force against civilians, the attempted hunting down

Harold James
Harold James
10 min read
History
Tibet’s Long Fight for Freedom

Tibet’s Long Fight for Freedom

In the eyes of Tibetan Buddhists, Tenzin Gyatso is the flesh-and-blood reincarnation of Avalokiteśvara, the thousand-armed bodhisattva of compassion. In the eyes of the Chinese Communist Party, he is “a wolf in monk’s clothing, a devil with a human face but the heart of a beast.” Tibet’s 14th

Aaron Sarin
Aaron Sarin
12 min read
Politics
From Playboy Sports Star to Islamist Politician: The Strange Turn of Imran Khan

From Playboy Sports Star to Islamist Politician: The Strange Turn of Imran Khan

The values trajectory of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is scarcely believable. Born into a well-to-do family in the new country of Pakistan, five years after the independence and partition of India, Khan received a prestigious education at the elite Aitchison College in Lahore and then at Oxford University. Like

Rumy Hasan
Rumy Hasan
5 min read
Politics
Time for Less Long-Term Thinking About China

Time for Less Long-Term Thinking About China

Today, an old friend and former colleague of mine, the Canadian diplomat and political analyst Michael Kovrig, will mark a horrifying milestone: 1,000 days in detention in a Beijing jail, held as a human bargaining chip. With the conviction last month on spurious espionage charges of another Canadian detained

Erik D'Amato
Erik D'Amato
6 min read
World Affairs
America the Indispensable

America the Indispensable

God has a special providence for fools, drunkards, and the United States of America. ~Otto von Bismarck Post-millennium America does not look good at a glance. The country has struggled with the pandemic and with deepening divisions over race, class, inequality, and culture. It is in the humiliating process of

Joel Kotkin
Joel Kotkin
11 min read
World Affairs