American pundits think Europe has just introduced a blasphemy law through the back door. They’re wrong.

Canvassers promote a yes vote for the referendum on a blasphemy law in Dublin on Oct. 18. (Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters) Ireland’s voters have just voted to… Read More

Trump makes longtime allies nervous. Here’s how we measured this.

President Trump spent a lot of time on diplomacy this summer — and seemed to get along better with adversaries of the United States than… Read More

Did Trump try to lose today’s United Nations vote on Israel?

Nikki Haley, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks on the floor of the General Assembly on Dec. 21 in New York City before the… Read More

Are the countries that Americans think are friendly to the U.S. actually friendly to the U.S.?

President Trump has rankled numerous foreign leaders during his first weeks in office. Some of these were leaders in countries Americans understand to be foes… Read More

It’s actually older people who have become more cynical about U.S. democracy

Thousands of balloons are lifted to the ceiling of the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention in July. (Getty Images) Millennials… Read More

No, people really aren’t turning away from democracy

Hundreds of anti-Donald Trump protesters hold a demonstration in Washington Square Park in New York City on Nov. 11. (Spencer Platt/AFP/Getty Images) People in Europe… Read More

That viral graph about millennials’ declining support for democracy? It’s very misleading.

This alarmist graph, published by the New York Times, went viral last week. It is supposed to tell us that young… Read More

For the first time ever, the U.S. will abstain when the U.N. votes against its embargo on Cuba. That’s a big deal.

Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, speaks during 70th session of the General Assembly at the United Nations on Oct. 13 in… Read More

India and Pakistan clashed again in Kashmir. Here’s what you need to know.

  Early on Thursday morning, the Indian army claims its special forces attacked “launchpads” used by militants to infiltrate across the Line of Control… Read More

Why the South China Sea ruling matters

These islands built by China are in disputed waters in the South China Sea. (Ritchie B. Tongo, pool/European Pressphoto Agency) A panel of the Permanent Court… Read More