Germany and Japan are beefing up their militaries. No cause for concern — right?

Neither country is anywhere close to being the aggressor it once was. Nonetheless, their rearming puts their neighbors on notice.

The Monroe Doctrine just won’t die

A policy meant to ward off European colonialism has been used to justify much more than that.

The beauty queen who terrifies a dictator

Nicaragua’s bizarre autocratic regime gives the impression it’s in total control. So why does Miss Universe pose such a threat?

Argentina may be undertaking the world’s most radical experiment in populism

Javier Milei declared himself ‘king of a lost world’ — and young voters were among his biggest supporters.

The Ukraine war has no end in sight

Both sides are signaling they won’t accept anything short of total victory.