The World's Vote

So Barack Obama pulls 200,000 Berliners to the Victory Column, which celebrates Prussia’s victories over Danes, Austrians and French. But that—a mere 6 percent of Berlin’s population—is nothing compared to the polls telling us that nearly three-quarters of all Germans (74 percent) would cast their ballot for Obama, if they could. However bizarre in its […]

"I Am an African"

Thabo Mbeki is a great man who has become a bitter man.

The Declinists, Wrong Again

America and Europe retain decisive advantages in the contest for global affluence and influence.

The New Courtiers

What some star analysts of world politics today have in common with Theodore Lascaris.

Russia and the European Order

An authoritarian Russia and a still-evolving EU federal democracy bring out the worst in each other.


Today’s European Union is yesterday’s Austro-Hungarian Empire on the gameboard of world politics.


NATO is obsolete; the Atlantic world is anything but.

The Global Election

The 2008 U.S. presidential campaign has attracted wider and more intense interest worldwide than any in history. We asked observers from around the planet to report on what it all seems to mean.

When He Wins

What would it be like?

The Business They’ve Chosen

Dispatches from a Police Transition Team in Ramadi.

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