The Chickens Come Home to the Coup

The Chickens Come Home to the Coup

By fomenting a violent uprising against democratic rule last week, President Trump did something unique in American history. He unleashed terror in his own country. Previous presidents have only done that abroad.

A billboard in Managua shows Nicaragua’s president, Daniel Ortega, and his wife, Rosario Murillo, the vice president. Ortega reclaimed the presidency in 2007 and has held it since; his family controls much of the country's media.INTI OCÓN/NYT

This is how other democracies have died

With American democracy pushed to the breaking point, the fate of other formerly free countries could soon be ours, too.

Trump and Pompeo redraw the map of North Africa

Trump and Pompeo redraw the map of North Africa

With a bizarre, presumptuous tweet, the United States hastily declares a winner in a complex conflict.

Breaking Down the Methods of the World's Leader in Foreign Interference

Breaking Down the Methods of the World’s Leader in Foreign Interference

Stephen Kinzer on In the Context of Empire Podcast

China's Premier Li Keqiang, center, waved as he left a press conference with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, in China last year

Three nations could rule the world together if they wanted

China, Japan, and South Korea could brush the United States aside — if they could only get past centuries of conflict.