The UN will have to overcome deep distrust among Israelis.
The spiral vs. deterrence model, explained, as violence surges in the Middle East.
Germany’s memory landscape helps us teach about the past – and the present.
The success of these parties isn’t about a surge in populist sentiments.
From the Red Sea to the Baltic and the Pacific, geopolitics are putting global commerce at risk.
An explainer on collective security agreements like NATO.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was an important start – but there’s much work still ahead.
Here’s a recap of some of the year’s highs and lows.
A contested policy to send asylum seekers who arrive in the U.K. to Rwanda could rattle the Good Friday agreement.
If Trump and the Republicans win, it may be the end of the green transition in the U.S., argues Mark Blyth.
Several factors can foil conflict negotiations. The Russian war in Ukraine has them all.
Some research suggests the wave of trans candidates’ wins is unexpected.
Two experts discuss the broader impact of the Israel-Hamas war.
Governments and non-state actors use mass migration as a tool of war.
Even bitter adversaries have tools to control escalation.
A number of countries refuse to support Ukraine in the United Nations – especially countries that import arms from Russia.
International relations scholars have a ‘good chat’ about U.S. elections and foreign policy.
It may not matter much to voters, but foreign policy is definitely on the ballot.
Leaders in Germany and the U.K. think so.
It’s a slowdown, not a collapse.
Here’s the latest research.
The TMC 2022 roundups: The international beat
The oil price cap makes it harder for Russia to use oil money to buy weapons and pay soldiers.
Will the WTO framework discourage countries from decarbonization plans that prioritize their own workers, supply chains and producers?
What made these leaders effective? We interviewed politicians, journalists, doctors and others in New Zealand and Iceland to find out.
What shapes the policies and approach of host-country governments?
It’s not just about energy costs, our research finds. Germans have a deep cultural aversion toward military intervention.
Ukraine’s allies can use their own courts to investigate war crimes
The Kremlin seems to be trolling for support among U.S. voters on the far right
Here’s what the NATO treaty actually does — and doesn’t — require
Russian propaganda has a wide reach. Here’s what else is boosting pro-Russian sentiment.
The United States and its allies plan to embargo Russian crude oil shipments — and impose a price cap on Russian oil. That might backfire.
Our research finds evidence of Russian ‘stealth resistance’ to the war in Ukraine — including acts of sabotage, resistance art and other forms of activism
E.U. diplomat Josep Borrell warned the Russian army will be ‘annihilated’ if it launches a nuclear attack. These words suggest a more assertive European Union.
But look closely and you’ll find a more complicated picture. What does that mean for prospects of a United Ireland?
Four things to know about Bulgaria’s fourth time at the polls in 18 months
When leaders bend the rules to stay in power, it’s a red flag for democracy
Giorgia Meloni’s popularity may not hold — and she doesn’t have much freedom to change policy
The 2022 floods are only part of Pakistan’s environmental crisis.
Neither country was inclined to defend a global order that denies their status aspirations, but the war’s impact may be forcing a rethink
Passing budgets and laws won’t be easy, given the policy disagreements among the four parties
If Putin were truly desperate, he might have turned to ‘non-strategic’ nuclear weapons
That’s a first — but the right-wing parties forming the next government don’t necessarily agree on social and economic issues
She traveled to 117 countries and hosted countless high-level visitors
That’s still a bad idea. Research suggests that merit-based systems are better for the economy and for democracy.
A new data set explores mass expulsions around the world
If Germany had been nicer to Mediterranean countries when they needed help, they might be nicer now in return.
Their fates will depend in part on which country they’ve landed in – and whether that country has comprehensive policies and services
Governments and asylum systems offer women few protections, our research finds
Public risk perceptions in NATO countries shifted after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, our surveys found
The European Union had little choice but to open the door
Putin’s invasion of Ukraine could complicate discussions of the alliance’s new Strategic Concept
Jean-Luc Mélenchon, leader of the far-left party La France Insoumise,
The social divisions of Russia’s imperial age still hamper opposition today
The ‘Northern Ireland Protocol’ was supposed to solve Brexit’s border issue
In the first book in this year’s African Politics Summer Reading Spectacular, journalist Howard French shows how European explorers’ curiosity about a wealthy African king shaped the modern world
Here’s an update on piracy incidents
Here’s the latest on Biden’s executive actions — and Manchin’s signals about legislation
Join us in reading some of the latest books on African politics
The conspiracy theory’s internal logic encourages the dangerous belief that a threatened White nation can be saved only through violence against its perceived enemies
Countries are now focused on Russia vs. Europe, rather than internal corruption
A new survey shows what citizens think about NATO — and what they would do if attacked
Eurovision songs and voting are sometimes war by other means
Putin can’t reconstruct the regime that Stalin built — or save Russia from chaos
But research suggests some approaches can help communities successfully absorb all kinds of refugees
Why did a brand-new party win the parliamentary election?
Marine Le Pen shifted toward a more socialist economic policy and focused less on far-right rhetoric
Similar plans in other countries suggest the U.K. program will endanger migrants, not protect them.
Women are less likely to support populist radical-right parties because they seem risky, research finds, but Le Pen no longer seems so risky
Russia sees itself at the global forefront of the culture wars, leading the resistance to gay parades, ‘cancel culture,’ and liberal values more generally
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s power rests in part on how he distributes E.U. funds to oligarchs and local authorities in exchange for support
They can fall through the cracks in standard humanitarian responses — but through social media, individuals and groups are finding ways to help
What is the Council of Europe, and why does expulsion matter?
Here’s what our 2022 survey of Middle East scholars found.
Four historical examples show how much race has always mattered in defining ‘Western civilization’
Some companies are only making vague commitments to get out of Russia
The U.S. Treasury’s recent actions will force Russia to choose between using its scarce dollars for debt repayment or facing a sovereign default.
Here’s how Orban’s Fidesz party won 53 percent of the vote — but 83 percent of the districts.
Consider how hard it was to lift sanctions after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait
Many will be activists in exile, our research suggests
The Kremlin is juggling the stability of the ruble — and surging inflation
Here’s what my research finds
It’s not merely a shared ‘Europeanness,’ this research finds
The history of the West suggests something else entirely
Other countries committed to joining, yet have no clear path to full membership
People who fled the war in Ukraine wait for relocation
Patriotic attitudes run high in Russia, our research finds
Their ‘unlimited’ partnership may have some limits after all
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates haven’t been aligning with the U.S. — or Russia
Despite popular fascination with figures from the Lone Ranger to Batman, vigilantes are never simply trying to protect public safety
The battle over casualties in the Ukraine war is just beginning
If European nations want to welcome these refugees, here’s what they can learn from our research
Neutral countries today are nonaligned — and well-armed
But around the globe, activists and policymakers have laid out plans for economic recovery that would help reverse the losses — and help eliminate the reasons that women face inequality
The research shows that Russian speakers across much of Ukraine identify as Ukrainian
Keeping Russian banks from using SWIFT is not the financial nuclear weapon some have suggested.
Sovereignty is a key issue for French voters.
Many German politicians were convinced that the Russian president was bluffing about Ukraine
Like fellow populists Donald Trump and Viktor Orbán, Putin is talking about an illiberal vision of a people united by common values, beliefs and history
Moscow has seen little support this week from these countries.