International

12/09/2016 - 6:00pm

    It's hard to blame Russia for using its propaganda machine to help build a post-fact world when its economy depends on a post-fact market -- the oil one. The market's reaction to news from the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries highlights its spurious mechanics.

    Bloomberg News...

11/25/2016 - 9:00am

    President-elect Donald Trump's surprise victory has left government officials around the world -- including here in Japan -- scrambling to make sense of the most uncertain moment in U.S. political history since the election of Ronald Reagan, if not before. They have been hanging on every tweet....

11/25/2016 - 8:00am

    Four years ago, I predicted Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Here's my next prediction, which by now will strike many people as obvious: The Baltics are next, and will pose one of President-elect Donald Trump's first and greatest tests. It probably won't take the form of an overt invasion...

11/24/2016 - 5:00pm

    As U.S. President Barack Obama visits Berlin to prepare Chancellor Angela Merkel for a future he doesn't understand himself, it may look as if he is passing the baton of free world leadership to her. It's hard to imagine how Merkel could take on any such role and why she would want to. She may...

11/16/2016 - 5:00pm

    Welcome, American liberals. Welcome to the special torment of discovering that you do not know your country.

    You thought, no doubt, you were exempt -- immune from the shocks that liberals throughout the world have felt in recent years. And I can...

11/16/2016 - 9:00am

    For the United States and for Europe, the moment of reckoning has now arrived: The West as we know it is nearing the end of its life. The United States of America has just elected as president a man who not only brags about groping women and swindles his business partners but also openly dislikes...

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