Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post

Ishaan Tharoor

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Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Ishaan:

Trump and Xi clash as U.N. marks a gloomy 75th birthday

In markedly different styles, the two world leaders traded barbs on the first day of the virtual gathering at the U.N. General Assembly. → Read More

Will the left return to power in Bolivia?

A year after long-ruling President Evo Morales was forced to leave the country, his political party is in pole position to reclaim power. → Read More

Trump joins dictators and demagogues in touting ‘patriotic education’

A great irony in President Trump’s invocation of "patriotic education" is that it apes the language and decades-long policies of the Communist regime in Beijing. → Read More

Trump and the global reach of right-wing conspiracy theories

In the United States and abroad, experts link the rise of extreme conspiratorial thinking to a broader atmosphere of political polarization, the insulating algorithms of social media and the relative success of demagogic, nationalist politicians. → Read More

The U.S.’s global standing plummets, while Americans yearn for a restoration

Two new polls show a decline in the country’s global reputation and deep American support for a return to robust diplomacy. → Read More

The mirage of Trump’s ‘peace’ deals

The two big deals trumpeted by the White House this month are not the victories for “peace” that Trump claims they are. → Read More

The Arab tide turns against the Palestinians

A growing number of Arab nations are contemplating normalizing ties with Israel, no matter the absence of an independent Palestinian state. → Read More

Is the 9/11 era over?

Almost two decades later, the events of 9/11 — and the wars that followed — seem increasingly distant as the world grapples with a pandemic and climate change. → Read More

‘Mulan’ enters a battle Disney didn’t want

The live-action film is set to debut in Chinese theaters this week. Activists elsewhere are calling for a boycott. → Read More

Trump’s embrace of the military gets awkward

“What the military came to understand over the past four years is that, for all Trump’s talk of patriotism, he truly is transactional.” → Read More

Five years after the migration crisis, Merkel, not Trump, seems vindicated

New data disproves the hysteria of Merkel’s anti-immigration critics and tells an integration success story. → Read More

The limits of Macron’s influence in Lebanon

The French president arrived as a savior, but he alone won't be able to shake up Lebanon's political status quo. → Read More

Trump looms over a new age of far-right militancy

Trump's tacit support for far-right vigilantes is yet another sign of the troubles facing U.S. democracy. → Read More

In Trump, much of the world sees an act that’s wearing thin

Many foreign observers watching last week's Republican National Convention called out a distinctly Trumpian “hubris.” → Read More

Europe’s tense standoffs with Turkey and Russia

In the Eastern Mediterranean and Baltic Sea, tensions are rising between E.U. countries and the two regional powers on its borders. → Read More

Trump and the RNC ignore the biggest crisis of all

Talk of the threat posed by climate change will be wholly, if predictably, absent. → Read More

Pompeo’s Christian Zionism takes center stage

His short speech to the Republican National Convention will reinforce the Trump administration’s unequivocal embrace of Israel as a partisan prop. → Read More

Can people power topple Europe’s ‘last dictator’?

Momentum seems on the protesters’ side as pressure mounts on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. → Read More

The U.S. brings ‘maximum pressure’ to the U.N.

But the U.S.'s latest move may only deepen America’s diplomatic isolation. → Read More

How the Democrats are shifting on Israel

In a change from the past, there's a greater "willingness to talk directly about and to stand up for Palestinian rights.” → Read More