Run down the Brexit clock

The overwhelming defeat that Britain’s Parliament inflicted upon Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan was fresh confirmation that there is no substitute for democracy....

The Lost Promise of 1989

After the collapse of communism in Europe in 1989, many dreamed of building a united and free continent with the European Union at its...

Trump’s Most Worrisome Legacy

Kirstjen Nielsen’s forced resignation as US Secretary of Homeland Security is no reason to celebrate. Yes, she presided over the forced separation of families...

Can Europe become a Global Player?

The last five years have not been kind to the European Union’s foreign-policy prospects. A new great-power competition is shunting aside the international rules-based...

World Economy Goes Hollywood

If there is one useful conclusion that economists and investors can draw from the crazy year that has just ended – indeed, from the...

Sporting Tribes

Siya Kolisi, who raised the Webb Ellis Cup for his country in Yokohama, Japan, early this month, is the first black man to captain...

Structure of a Diplomatic Revolution

It has been nearly 60 years since the philosopher and historian Thomas Kuhn wrote his influential book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Kuhn’s thesis...

Inequality of Nations

The eighteenth-century British economist Adam Smith has long been revered as the founder of modern economics, a thinker who, in his great works The...

A Green New Deal for Europe

  Earlier this month, Jim Yong Kim abruptly resigned from his post as World Bank president, leaving a pillar of the international financial order without...

Why We Strike Again

For more than a year, children and young people from around the world have been striking for the climate. We launched a movement that...

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