Putin, the Idealist The Russian president was once thought to be cold and calculating. Then he started believing in things.
We Are All Consequentialists Now Is democracy only good as long as it delivers the results we like?
Protecting Democracy from Semi-Fascism And from Shadi Hamid.
Done With the Fascism Wars Shadi is fed up.
Unconstructive Ambiguity Since the end of the Cold War, the West has lost sight of the fact that the stakes in some conflicts are too high to be diplomatically finessed away.
The Myth of American Gridlock Congress is actually getting things done, even as polarization seems to get worse.
Careful How You Bring Trump Down There is no reason to celebrate the recent turn of events. This is a time to be nervous.
China is Prepared for War. Are We? In Asia, the United States is on peacetime footing against a country gearing up for conflict.
Do We Get the Government We Deserve? Tunisia's democratic decline, and ours.
Progress Without Heroes What if hard-won social victories are more inevitable than they appear?