World

brexit deal

Is a Brexit deal within reach?

June 18, 2020 12:39 am

The British side is, privately, far more optimistic than it has been at any previous point in the negotiation

india

China is testing India — and the world

June 18, 2020 12:26 am

Its show of strength won’t stop in the Himalayas

government

Britain’s government can’t handle COVID or Black Lives Matter, either

June 17, 2020 11:47 pm

There has been flip-flopping on policy almost every day of the week

hooligans

Why ‘hooligans’ want to defend statues

June 17, 2020 11:33 pm

It is always folly to read too much politics into the behavior of British soccer lads

india

Will India and China go to war?

June 17, 2020 5:13 pm

The first Asian conflict of the Asian century

de gaulle

Macron is trying to bathe in de Gaulle’s glory. It won’t work

June 17, 2020 9:43 am

Politicians should be wary about instrumentalizing history for their own ends

sweden

Is this the real reason Sweden didn’t lockdown?

June 17, 2020 9:23 am

Without changing the constitution, the Swedish government could not overrule decisions made by the country’s Public Health Agency

mullahs

The mullahs’ coronavirus gamble has backfired

June 16, 2020 3:01 pm

Iran faces a choice likely to affect the stability of its regime, perhaps existentially

beijing

What Beijing’s second wave teaches us about COVID

June 16, 2020 7:02 am

Maybe the Chinese authorities will succeed in suppressing it a second time — but it is still liable to pop up again

brexit

Germany is picking up the tab for Brexit

June 15, 2020 12:43 pm

Cheers, Angela...

vladimir

Coronavirus has spoiled Vladimir Putin’s coronation party

June 15, 2020 9:42 am

In the fight against the pandemic, one of the Kremlin’s biggest problems is itself

brexitland

The Brexitland soap opera of the New York Times

June 13, 2020 2:22 pm

The fanciful scripting confirms the Times understands Britain as well as it does the United States

standing

How do you like US now?

June 13, 2020 1:48 pm

America’s standing in the world doesn’t depend on elite opinions

hamilton

The European Union may never have its ‘Hamilton moment’

June 13, 2020 2:45 am

The COVID crisis could spectacularly undermine the push towards federalism

taliban

The Taliban: an apology

June 12, 2020 12:43 pm

If we put up new statues, we should perhaps give them a finite lifespan

italy lockdown

The dire effects of Italy’s coronavirus lockdown

June 12, 2020 12:24 pm

In any future pandemic we must develop strategies to minimize the harms for those at greater risk

protesters

The protesters have brought down the lockdown

June 11, 2020 3:58 pm

We’re not allowed to go to weddings or funerals, but it’s perfectly acceptable to attend mass rallies

south korea

How South Korea became the poster child for virus control

June 11, 2020 12:59 pm

It curbed COVID without destroying its economy or democracy

toppling

In praise of statue-toppling

June 11, 2020 12:06 pm

Sir Edward Colston’s statue was not about history but estimation. Our era is entitled to its own response

pakistan

Pakistan’s forced conversions bring shame on Imran Khan

June 11, 2020 10:19 am

Laws barring forced conversions have been deemed ‘un-Islamic’

neil ferguson

Professor Lockdown doubles down

June 11, 2020 7:36 am

Why does Neil Ferguson still exert such a grip on the media’s imagination?

liberalism

In defense of liberalism: resisting a new era of intolerance

June 10, 2020 11:21 pm

Our public figures must rediscover the true spirit of liberty

macron

Macron is facing an economic disaster

June 10, 2020 2:07 pm

Recriminations against France’s lockdown regime are currently underway

bergamo

Bergamo and the enigma of COVID-19

June 9, 2020 9:58 am

Somehow, the virus managed to infect a population which was supposed to be in quarantine

german

Trump’s German troop withdrawal will hurt America

June 9, 2020 9:50 am

Many in Berlin feel that working with Trump has become an impossible task