August 2, 2018Zimbabwe
The people of Zimbabwe turned out in impressively large numbers—the Zimbabwe Election Commission reported 70 percent of voters turned out—on July 30 to choose a way forward for their country. The election, the first without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, was billed as a chance to close a painful chapter in the country's history, and bring real legitimacy, at last, to the government. It was a moment of hope.
August 14, 2018Pakistan
On Pakistan's seventy-first independence day, the country faces an economic crisis and a terrorism crisis. Whether prime minister–designate Imran Khan can deliver on his promise of a “naya Pakistan” …
August 2, 2018Afghanistan
Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.
April 5, 2017China
There are many people who have ideas about what should happen at the Xi-Trump summit. Almost as important, however, is what should not happen. Here are my suggestions for the top five things Presiden…
July 1, 2018Terrorism and Counterterrorism
This article was originally published in Foreign Affairs. When it comes to political orientation, worldview, life experience, and temperament, the past three presidents of the United States could…