Reordering Asia's supply chains won't go far enough for the US


Why Singapore? Why Vietnam? And why supply chains? These are some of the questions that arise when looking back at US Vice-President Kamala Harris’ visit to South-east Asia last week. The answers might shed some light on the Biden administration’s emerging policy towards Asean, as […]

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An end to the U.S.’s longest war The last U.S. forces left Afghanistan late last night, ending a 20-year occupation that began shortly after Sept. 11, cost over $2 trillion, took more than 170,000 lives and ultimately failed to defeat the Taliban, the Islamist militants […]

Opinion | The Latin Mass and the Foes of Pope Francis


More from our inbox: To the Editor: Re “Pope Francis Is Tearing the Catholic Church Apart,” by Michael Brendan Dougherty (Opinion guest essay,, Aug. 12): Pope Francis is not destroying the Catholic Church. A group rebelling against Francis has seized on the Latin Mass […]

Opinion | Repression Without Borders


Smiting foes wherever they may be has a firm place in mythology, literature and history. The meddling Greek gods. James Bond’s license to kill. Joseph Stalin’s hit man who finally caught up with Leon Trotsky in Mexico City. Given this legacy, it is fair to […]

Opinion | Climate Change: What Must Be Done, Now


To the Editor: Re “Adults Are Failing Us on Climate,” by Greta Thunberg, Adriana Calderón, Farzana Faruk Jhumu and Eric Njuguna (Opinion guest essay, Sunday Review, Aug. 22): I’m upset. I’m worried. I am angry because the adults have ruined Earth for my generation! You […]