China’s Empty Promises to Rein in North Korea

President Trump claims China is helping on North Korea, but China’s hostile intercept of a US “sniffer” plane and continued purchases of UN-sanctioned North Korean coal suggest otherwise.

The Good, Bad, and the Ugly on the New Hamas Policy Principles

Hamas recently updated its general policy principles and the changes may improve strained relations with Egypt and others. But it remains a long way from acceptable positions on Israel.

The Center Holds in France—but for How Long?

If France’s newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron—a centrist who epitomizes the French status quo—fails to satisfy, the next election may give way to a demagogue from the political fringe.

A Tale of Two Ukrainian Cities

A recent poll illuminates the disparities in the competence of local governments in Ukraine, and how the citizens feel the pain.