Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post

Ishaan Tharoor

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Washington, DC, United States

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Recent articles by Ishaan:

Trump sees a border threat. Others see a crisis of conscience.

The situation at the U.S. border should be seen as a "humanitarian" crisis, not a national security one, says Mexico's ambassador in Washington. → Read More

Trump’s envoys take a hammer to Mideast peace

The U.S. ambassador in Israel literally smashed a wall that lay beneath Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem. → Read More

Megan Rapinoe and the U.S. women’s team take on Trump

The most outspoken U.S. player at the women's World Cup has turned into a figure of resistance. → Read More

Trump’s reality show takes over U.S. foreign policy

Trump's agenda hinges profoundly on his own personality, celebrity and will to power; moral imperatives and diplomacy take a back seat. → Read More

A future Democratic president may be unable to save the Iran deal

All the candidates say they want to return to the nuclear deal. But there may not be a deal left to rejoin. → Read More

Forget peace. Trump and Israel want Palestinian surrender.

The White House may seek to ply the Palestinians with economic handouts, but it wants the Palestinians' political capitulation. → Read More

The global importance of Istanbul’s election

The defeat of the ruling party's chosen candidate in a rerun vote was a blow to Turkey's president and his brand of majoritarian politics. → Read More

Can Trump put out the fire he started?

The U.S. president congratulated himself on showing restraint against Iran, but analysts fear the next flare-up is around the corner. → Read More

Trump’s maximum pressure tactics are incoherent

On Iran, Venezuela, North Korea and other matters, Trump's tough posture runs up against reality. → Read More

Trump sees Mideast peace. Others see a ‘racist, colonial mentality.’

A veteran Palestinian negotiator makes an appeal to Washington. → Read More

The warlord wrecking Sudan’s revolution

The de facto leader of Sudan's military junta is bringing his bloody career to bear against the country's pro-democracy protesters. → Read More

Trump rails against Iran. But who’s listening?

On Iran and much else, Trump has a credibility problem. → Read More

Shinzo Abe’s mission to Iran ends in flames

The Japanese prime minister's bid to mend fences in the Middle East appeared unsuccessful. → Read More

How Hong Kong protests play into Trump’s showdown with China

The unrest in Hong Kong only adds to the tensions building around this month's G20 summit. → Read More

Hong Kong protest: China can't smash the city's spirits

The former colony still has a way of defying the naysayers and standing up — even if that means rising against the tide of history itself. → Read More

The dubious art of Trump’s deal with Mexico

Trump’s eagerness to trumpet a political victory suggests rocky times to come if Mexico can’t fulfill his expectations. → Read More

Trump blames Mexico for a problem with no borders

Closed borders won't solve a regional humanitarian crisis. → Read More

Will Sudan’s military crush hope for democracy?

Protesters are promising to continue after security forces launched a vicious crackdown. → Read More

Trump U.K. visit: The Trump wrecking ball lands in London

Some commentators in Britain view Trump not just as a nuisance, but also a menace. → Read More

Tiananmen Square’s haunted silence, 30 years later

Part of what makes the memory of Tiananmen so important is the fragility of that memory itself. → Read More