Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post

Ishaan Tharoor

Washington Post

Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Ishaan:

A Trumpless Davos tries to counter populism

Domestic passions and pressures seem to be drowning out the World Economic Forum's internationalist concerns. → Read More

In U.S. and Britain, a permanent sense of crisis

The hard-bitten nationalism of some voters has driven both countries to a cliff’s edge. → Read More

May’s Brexit debacle reaches a new low

The British prime minister suffered a historic defeat in the House of Commons, but Brexit lurches on. → Read More

Pompeo’s and Bolton’s magical misery tours

Trump's two senior foreign policy officials traveled the Middle East, but they mostly exposed divisions at home. → Read More

The ill-fated symbolism of Trump’s wall

The president's obsession with the wall is far less about actual security than it is about the anxiety of his supporters. → Read More

The looming showdown between Maduro and Bolsonaro

The animosity between the presidents of Venezuela and Brazil tells a broader story of Latin American politics. → Read More

The cone of silence around China’s Muslim ‘gulags’

China's alleged detention of more than a million Turkic Muslims has stirred little anger from Muslim leaders. → Read More

Yet again, Trump targets Obama’s Middle East legacy

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo intends to pan the Obama administration on a visit to Cairo. → Read More

What happened to Trump’s Syria withdrawal?

Trump's top foreign policy adviser suggested a U.S. withdrawal from Syria won't take place anytime soon. → Read More

Britain clings to imperial nostalgia as Brexit looms

Bogged down in deliberations with Europe, British officials are pining for faded glories. → Read More

Bolsonaro joins Trump’s right-wing axis

Brazil's new president is perhaps Trump's most kindred spirit. → Read More

The biggest winner of Trump’s Syria withdrawal? Turkey.

An American retreat from Syria gives Erdogan a chance to press his advantage. → Read More

Trump’s Syria strategy was always a mess

The sudden decision to remove U.S. troops is yet another instance where his impulsiveness trumped any effort to pursue a coherent strategy → Read More

A reminder of Trump’s needless cruelty to migrants

For the administration, its hard-line stance on the border is as much a matter of ideology as policy → Read More

How two angry protests sum up Europe’s politics

Europeans may have greater political concerns than hysteria over immigration. → Read More

Trump sparks a debate over the future of American power

Two years of a tumultuous presidency have intensified Washington's angst over the U.S's place in the world. → Read More

In Yemen, a ray of light amid a war’s darkness

A U.N.-backed ceasefire offers the possibility of respite for millions in war-ravaged Yemen. → Read More

Israel strengthens its ties with the West’s far right

Matteo Salvini's visit to Israel is yet another sign of a shift in global politics. → Read More

Is it time to scrap Brexit?

Theresa May's parliamentary debacle takes Britain deeper into the Brexit quagmire. → Read More

The cultural anxiety fueling France’s protests, Brexit and Trump

There's an atmosphere of uncertainty and crisis looming over Western societies. → Read More