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The Myth of Tribalism

Beware of the false notion that group solidarity leads inevitably to conflict.

The Real Crisis of Global Order

Neither of the historical routes to the ideological victory of liberalism seems likely. This means that liberal democracies really do need to assume that they will not retake the catbird seat of the…

Is Strategic Cooperation with China Possible?

From climate change and rising inequality to the pandemic and the digital revolution, there is ample common ground for rival powers to pursue mutually beneficial forms of collaboration.…

The Clash of Cultures

Politics nowadays is driven almost entirely by culture wars – zero-sum clashes that feed on tribal identities, fear, and a chaotic confusion of basic terms and ideas. To solve any of today's most…

3 Reasons Nuclear Power Has Returned to the Energy Debate

If we believed our own rhetoric about the climate crisis, support for nuclear would be much higher.

To Safeguard Sudan’s Democratic Transition, Act Now

Abdalla Hamdok’s resignation has sparked a constitutional crisis. Only international support can keep the country’s democratization on track.

The Missing Data in the Inflation Debate

With inflation growing at its fastest rate in decades, economists are locked in a debate over whether it stems from too much stimulus or from temporary, pandemic-induced supply-chain pressures. Less…

Why So Many Democracies Are Floundering

Political fragmentation is the dispersion of political power into so many different hands and centers of power that it becomes difficult for democratic governments to function effectively.

TRIDING THE CORRIDORS OF POWER — OR AT LEAST ANSWERING THE PHONES NEARBY

Mr. Morello has spent over three decades melding music and political activism as a power guitarist with Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, with the…

Where Is the Forgiveness and Grace in Cancel Culture?

With King and Archbishop Tutu as our guides, we can reclaim moral ground and preserve our humanity while achieving the highest form of justice possible.