opinion / analysis

France

Macron Mania, Why France Loves Its Enlightened Despots

Imagine what Donald Trump would do within a French-like government structure ...

United Kingdom

Off The British Charts, One Year After Brexit

PARIS — Donald Tusk had a dream: The United Kingdom was staying in the European Union — For him, this vision isn't just a pure imaginary digression. The European Council president even appealed to ...

United States

Changes At The Top, From Uber To Riyadh

Image is valuable currency in our modern world. It can make or break a brand, or a career. Entire nations, meanwhile, also have to consider how they are seen — at home and abroad. We also know ...

Syria

In Syria, The Next War Has Already Begun

Russia, Iran and U.S. are all looking beyond the defeat of ISIS in Syria. But the little game the...

Germany

Open Borders Are Immoral And Dangerous — For The Migrants

-OpEd- BERLIN — Last year Angela Merkel said that “the welfare of Africa is in the German interest.” Since then, the Chancellor has spoken more about Africa than any of her predecessors and has ...

United States

The Tide Of History, From Mar A Lago To Havana

What does Donald Trump see when he looks out toward Cuba? Havana, after all, is just a few hundred miles south of the U.S. President’s own coastal getaway at Mar a Lago, Florida. In Trump’s eyes, ...

Tunisia

Ramadan Crackdown: Islam Weighs On Post-Revolution Tunisia

The pro-democracy Jasmine Revolution of 2011 has been followed by more, not less, religious polic...

Colombia

Feminism Should Be Lived, Not Preached

-OpEd- BOGOTÁ — Feminism is an acidic drink, strong, seething and so concentrated that it should be sipped at a pace suitable for each person's palate. There is no key or magic recipe that ...

Argentina

Chest-Beating Is Back With Gusto In Geopolitics

The great powers seem to be spurning multilateralism and resorting once more to force as a means ...

North Korea

Did Donald Send Dennis? A Reality Check In Pyongyang

Basketball star-cum-celebrity apprentice-cum-cultural envoy Dennis Rodman is in North Korea for yet another rendezvous with his “lifelong friend” Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of the hermit ...

United Kingdom

The Losers Of British Democracy

The British pollsters — and prime minister — have come up short once again. The surprisingly lackluster performance of the Conservatives in Britain’s snap election yesterday has dealt a blow to ...

Venezuela

Venezuela, Where Leftist Revolution Is The People's Enemy

As Venezuela's leftist regime further tramples its own laws and social-democratic ideals, pro...

United Kingdom

We're Up Against The "Uberization" Of Terrorism

-Analysis- PARIS — Just two weeks after the tragedy in Manchester, the United Kingdom has once again been hit by a terror attack. And it was carried out with a modus operandi we've become ...

United States

Daft Punk To Elena Ferrante, The Rising Power Of Anonymity

Is the unnamed, faceless author the true superstar of the 21st century? A new book explores the h...

Mexico

For Leaders In Mexico, Lessons From India's Rise

India is a nation both eminently democratic and full of poor people. What can Mexicans learn from...

United States

Trump's Defeatist America, Burning Questions For The World

-Editorial- PARIS — The world is witnessing an unprecedented diplomatic event. America is retreating as the world faces one of the most serious issues of our time — climate change. It's ...

France

Toulouse To Manchester: Our Children's Blood, Our Own Denial

-OpEd- PARIS — At first, there is that horrific sensation like something pushing on your chest with the tears that swell as we imagine the parents trying to reach their children and nobody ...

Portugal

Time To Stick A Fork In The Cult Worship Of Chefs

Restaurants are places for eating, not genuflection.

Argentina

The Pope Is Wrong, "Islamic Terrorism" Does Indeed Exist

Just as terrorism in the name of other religions has existed throughout history. We must call evi...

Israel

No Messiah Can Solve The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict For Us

-OpEd- TEL AVIV — We know the importance of Messianism in Judaism. The figure of the Messiah is none other than the universally shared incarnation of hope. But while it might have been ...

Brazil

How Lula's Corruption Case Could Return Him To The Presidency

Even as Brazil's current president Michel Temer is facing corruption allegations, his nemesis...

United States

Hey World, Look Who's Coming To Dinner

-Analysis- Donald Trump is not afraid of flying. Since taking office, he’s made it a habit to board Air Force One for back-and-forth weekend visits to his Mar-a-Lago Florida golf resort. But ...