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Ishaan Tharoor

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Recent articles by Ishaan:

Poland triggers an existential crisis for Europe

A senior E.U. official cast Poland's gambit as Europe’s Jan. 6 moment, a brazen assault on the legal and political consensus that unites the continental bloc. → Read More

How Germany’s far-right gained, even as it lost

The far-right AfD fared worse than its shock surge in 2017. But that doesn't mean it's a waning force. → Read More

The ‘Great Resignation’ goes global

In the advanced economies of the West, there are signs that worker power is growing. Elsewhere, the story is more uneven and certainly more grim. → Read More

COP26: An upcoming climate summit is supposed to save the planet. But pessimism is building.

A kind of advance pessimism is taking shape ahead of the crucial COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland. → Read More

Biden carries forward a Trump-era Middle East policy

For all their many objections to Trump’s broader agenda, Biden officials appear somewhat keen on building upon the Abraham Accords. → Read More

The GOP alliance with Europe’s far-right deepens

What was once a notional solidarity between nationalists on both sides of the Atlantic is turning into something more durable. → Read More

In U.S.-China clash, Taiwan takes center stage

Whether the defense of Taiwan should be a red line for the United States is emerging as one of the dominant foreign policy debates in Washington. → Read More

A global energy crisis casts shadow on crucial U.N. climate summit

The prospect of a cold winter with skyrocketing heating bills may weigh far more heavily on most people’s mind than the distant, abstracted calculations that guide climate action. → Read More

The Pandora Papers’ political fallout grows

Among the political elites implicated in the documents are leaders who rose to power vowing to curb corruption and boost transparency. → Read More

Germany’s election casts U.S. democracy in harsh light

The sense of maturity in Germany's election marks a stark contrast with the situation in the United States. → Read More

Before China Evergrande neared collapse, its soccer team chased global glory

Until recently, the story of Evergrande for many non-Chinese outsiders was not about the fortune and misfortune of a sprawling real estate empire — but of a soccer team. → Read More

Biden’s moral crisis on the border

Biden promised a more humane departure from the ultranationalism of his predecessor. But many officials and analysts see little change on the ground. → Read More

Germany enters a period of post-Merkel uncertainty

After Sunday's election, the parliamentary jockeying and horse-trading is just getting started. → Read More

The West’s center-left is having a moment

But analysts suggest it's far too soon to talk of a comeback. → Read More

UNGA: Biden goes to the U.N. needing to salvage his global agenda

This wasn't the atmosphere Biden hoped for before his first address to the United Nations as president. → Read More

Canadian election: Canadians could make Justin Trudeau pay for his gamble

By calling early elections, Trudeau hoped to win a decisive parliamentary majority. But he could now be on the brink of losing power. → Read More

A landmark submarine deal may be aimed at China, but it has upset France

A U.S.-British pact to give Australia nuclear-powered submarines didn’t just upset China. It infuriated France. → Read More

The U.S. was a global leader in vaccinations. Now it’s falling behind.

After racing ahead of all other major countries earlier this year, the United States is about to have the lowest proportion of fully vaccinated people among the wealthy Group of Seven nations. → Read More

The Merkel era is about to end

Merkel’s legacy of stable, sound leadership runs alongside a course of events that shows the limits of both her influence and her equivocating instincts. → Read More

For Biden and the United States, 9/11 anniversary offers a grim symmetry

On Saturday, it was the Taliban that made the more pointed statement. → Read More