International

08/24/2016 - 3:00pm

    Sports fans boo for many reasons. Brazilians, maybe more than most. Jeers, catcalls and heckling have been staples of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and the habit has stirred a storm of comment and consternation.

    The barrage from the bleachers has brought a...

08/21/2016 - 11:00am

    During the Democratic primary season, Bernie Sanders stressed some of the superiorities of Denmark over the U.S. And indeed Denmark is wealthy, has strong social and economic indicators, and it offers a comprehensive safety net.

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08/21/2016 - 12:00am

    In Japan, recent elections that have given Prime Minister Shinzo Abe supermajorities in both houses of the Diet, the country's parliament, may have implications for alliance politics across the Pacific. So too do Donald Trump's trash talking of American allies...

08/20/2016 - 9:00am

    When I was a correspondent in Brazil 30 years ago inflation was rampant. It ran at an average of 707.4 percent a year from 1985 to 1989. The salaries of the poor were wiped out within hours of being paid. The country went through three currencies — cruzeiro,...

08/19/2016 - 6:00pm

    For those responsible for U.S. foreign policy, explaining and defending it is often one of the most challenging aspects of government. The ideal goal in selling the policy is always to be intellectually honest, respectful, and responsive while making sure not to wander...

08/19/2016 - 9:00am

    Through the first week of the Rio Games, it's been moving to see so much of what's lately been generating anxieties at home contribute so powerfully to U.S. preeminence on the international stage. If race, gender, immigration and even our definitions of success...

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