Looking at the upcoming contest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, America's friends and allies may want to hope for the best, but they need to prepare for the worst.
The only way to avoid Berlusconi-level disaster in the U.S. is to continue criticizing Trump, exposing his lies and holding him to account for his words and actions.
This year promises to be interesting — and harrowing — if you happen to be a dictator clinging to power in an oil-exporting country.
Mainstream parties must reclaim the mantle of patriotism and redefine the national interest accordingly. In today's world, the national interest lies in managing openness — not in throwing it away.
Doing nothing, or making only isolated gestures to oppose China's sovereignty claims in the South China Sea, will simply hand Beijing a fait accompli.
Abe should use his speech marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II as an occasion to reinforce the image of Japan as a positive force in Asia.
If the British public truly opposes immigration, they are probably referring to non-EU immigration.