Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post

Ishaan Tharoor

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Recent articles by Ishaan:

At Davos: Afghan and Pakistani leaders, and the Venezuelan opposition, make their cases

To close out the week, here are a few snippets overheard by Today’s WorldView. → Read More

Trump drops a climate bomb on Davos

"But for many of the Davos set, his message was not all that problematic." → Read More

In Davos, a search for meaning with capitalism in crisis

The World Economic Forum kicks off on Tuesday with concerns over climate change and economic inequity shadowing proceedings. → Read More

We live in an age of climate disaster. Now what?

Study after study lays out the evidence for a planetary emergency. Slowly, global elites are getting their act together. → Read More

The Iran nuclear deal hangs by a thread

European action against Iran's violations of the nonproliferation pact raise the possibility of its ultimate collapse. → Read More

The end of Xi Jinping’s Taiwan dream

The results of Taiwan's election serve as an emphatic rejection of Beijing's vision for the island. → Read More

Libya’s war could be a snapshot of the 21st century’s new normal

The strategic mess in Libya smacks of an earlier era, when foreign powers jostled for influence in resource-rich lands consumed by political turmoil. But that’s a reflection of our present, too. → Read More

Trump: ‘Iran appears to be standing down’

Ishaan Tharoor unpacks the White House response to attacks from Iran. Paul Kane reports from the chambers of the least deliberative Senate in modern history. And Abha Bhattarai on a new approach to thank-you cards. → Read More

Apocalyptic wildfires may force a climate reckoning for Australia’s conservative leader

The devastating fires have placed the spotlight on Prime Minister Scott Morrison's aversion to meaningful climate action. → Read More

Trump’s order to kill Soleimani is already starting to backfire

The drone strike that killed the Iranian commander may undermine U.S. influence in Iraq and has united Iranians in anger against America. → Read More

A year of protests caps a decade of crisis and anger

The 2010s will end in a global spasm of unrest that speaks of troubles to come. → Read More

Trump’s most consistent foreign policy: Defending Saudi Arabia

In a year of erratic wheeling and dealing, President Trump stayed steadfast with his allies in Riyadh. → Read More

Could Scotland become the next Catalonia?

A revived Scottish independence movement may be compelled to play the same game of brinkmanship as their counterparts in Catalonia. → Read More

Britain’s troubles to come after Boris Johnson’s landslide win

The right-wing prime minister scored a thumping electoral win. But his critics say his mandate is thinner than it looks. → Read More

A bad week for the Nobel Prize

Controversies surrounding an old laureate and a new one cast the prestigious prize in shadow. → Read More

Algeria’s election is a vote few actually want

It's not just Britain's voters who face a vote they'd rather not have. → Read More

American failure and hubris in Afghanistan

A Post investigation offers the most damning indictment yet of the U.S. war in Afghanistan. → Read More

Trump is running out of time to make his deals

Nearing the final year of his term, Trump has few of his promised grand bargains in sight. → Read More

The climate crisis Trump ignores the most

The plight of climate refugees seems anathema to a Trump administration defined by its hostility to migrants and skepticism of climate change. → Read More

Iran’s bloody crackdown could mark a historic turning point

The brutality of the regime's crackdown suggests Iran's rulers are worried about their political futures. → Read More