70 Results for:

July 16, 2023

United States
How Today Is Like the 1890s

The most popular historical analogy for current American troubles is the Civil War era. The second most popular is the Gilded Age. But where the 1850s do not meaningfully resemble today, the 1890s ce…

The U.S. flag flies near the Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

June 29, 2023

Trade
Biden’s Turn Against Trade Makes It Hard to Win Friends

An era of inclusive U.S. economic policy is over, sparking anxiety around the world.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks on rebuilding American manufacturing at the groundbreaking of a new Intel semiconductor manufacturing facility.

May 12, 2023

Japan
Japan’s G7 Moment

Prime Minister Kishida Fumio hosts the G7 summit as an outspoken champion of the rules-based international order. Japan hopes to galvanize support and recognition of its own security concerns in the …

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrives for a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Tokyo.

March 20, 2023

Trade
Why the U.S. Trade Office No Longer Runs Trade

A historic mission to facilitate global commerce is out of step with the times.

U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai speaks in Brasilia, Brazil

March 20, 2023

Democracy
The Long Shadow of the Iraq War: Lessons and Legacies Twenty Years Later

On March 20, 2003, I found myself bobbing offshore along Iraq’s tiny coastline in a raging sandstorm, as a reporter covering the U.S. Navy SEALs and Polish special forces’ operations in the U.S.-led …

A man looks at a mural of former Iraq President Saddam Hussein inside his damaged former palace in Mosul, Iraq, February 19, 2023.