WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

From the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Mary Kissel and guests examine world news and foreign affairs. Get the information you need to understand the changing world, and its impact on U.S. and national interests.

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Who's Really Fighting in Syria

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Mary Kissel and Jennifer Cafarella on the complex battlefield and competing interests in Syria.

22 Min

Feb 23, 2018

China's Overseas Agents; India's New Tariffs

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Beijing's 'magic weapons' and India's protectionist turn.

20 Min

Feb 22, 2018

Israel Confronts Iran; 'Captured' Lebanon

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Mary Kissel and Elliott Abrams on a brewing Mideast conflict and how to think about Beirut.

21 Min

Feb 16, 2018

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20 min
Feb 15, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on South Africa's future and a British charity's sex-abuse scandal.

22 min
Feb 12, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on South Korea's outreach to Pyongyang and Beijing's financial woes.

22 min
Feb 8, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Poland's libel law, Britain's National Health Service and Angela Merkel's grand coalition.

20 min
Feb 5, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on political upheaval in Thailand and new crackdowns on Hong Kong's freedoms.

21 min
Feb 2, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Anson Chan on Hong Kong's democrats and Xi Jinping's authoritarian turn.

20 min
Feb 1, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on France's supply-side growth and Theresa May's trip to China.

24 min
Jan 29, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Nicholas Eberstadt on Pyongyang's economy and its strategic vulnerabilities.

22 min
Jan 25, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Aaron Friedberg on Trump's China tariffs and how Beijing bullies Taiwan.

21 min
Jan 22, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Ankara's attack on Syrian Kurds and Silvio Berlusconi's comeback.

22 min
Jan 18, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on mass graves in Burma and Rodrigo Duterte's authoritarian turn.

24 min
Jan 16, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Trump's Iran nuclear deal demands and Germany's next government.

23 min
Jan 11, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the wisdom of this week's Korea talks and Iran's China lessons.

19 min
Jan 8, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on halting military aid to Islamabad and an unusual opposition alliance in Malaysia.

25 min
Jan 4, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on the Iran protests and a thaw on the Korean peninsula.

24 min
Dec 29, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Paul Gigot review the first year of the President's foreign policy.

19 min
Dec 18, 2017
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Joseph Sternberg and Hugo Restall discuss North Korea's illicit trade and Hezbollah's long criminal tentacles.

19 min
Dec 14, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Rex Tillerson's remarks and Chinese interference in Australian politics.

22 min
Dec 11, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on a NYC terror attempt, Brexit progress and European anti-semitism.

26 min
Dec 7, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Doug Feith on recognizing Jerusalem and Israeli missile strikes in Syria.

23 min
Dec 4, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Brexit negotiations and Trump's Jerusalem embassy pledge.

18 min
Nov 30, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on North Korea's missile launch and Australia's white paper.

28 min
Nov 27, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Reuel Marc Gerecht on terror in Sinai and competing Syria peace talks.

20 min
Nov 23, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the U.S.-China trade war to come and Beijing's Burma intervention.

20 min
Nov 20, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Merkel's coalition collapse and returning North Korea to the terror list.

22 min
Nov 16, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Marian Tupy on socialism's ends in Venezuela and Zimbabwe.

24 min
Nov 13, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Putin's Syria play and Theresa May's troubles.

21 min
Nov 9, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Bernard Haykel on Saudi Arabia's Trump-like transition and the Yemen war.

17 min
Nov 6, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Trump's Asia tour and Iran's expanding empire.

21 min
Nov 2, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Husain Haqqani on ISIS in Tribeca and the history of political Islam.

19 min
Oct 30, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Spain's Catalonian takeover and Macron's French revival.

20 min
Oct 26, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Emperor Xi, Abe's election victory and Thailand's royal farewell.

20 min
Oct 23, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Katherine Zimmerman on the African terror threat and New Zealand's Labour leap.

22 min
Oct 19, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on victory in Raqqa and China's 19th Party Congress.

21 min
Oct 16, 2017
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Joseph Sternberg and Hugo Restall on the future of the Iran nuclear deal and what a corporate governance scandal means for Kobe Steel and Japan.

22 min
Oct 12, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Daniel Ikenson on renegotiating Nafta and Trump's Iran deal decision.

24 min
Oct 9, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Nick Eberstadt on North Korea's Kim dynasty and its vulnerabilities.

20 min
Oct 5, 2017
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Joseph Sternberg and Hugo Restall on a new global tax policy and an economic slowdown in India.

21 min
Oct 2, 2017
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Mary Kissel, Mary Anastasia O'Grady and Joseph Sternberg on the Puerto Rico blame game and Catalonia's PR stunt.

17 min
Sep 28, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Japan's snap election and Xi Jinping's cult of personality.

22 min
Sep 25, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on the German election, the Kurdish vote and Jeremy Corbyn's rise.

19 min
Sep 21, 2017
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Mary Kissel and John Bolton on President Trump's U.N. speech and the Iran nuclear deal debate.

20 min
Sep 18, 2017
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Joseph Sternberg and Hugo Restall on the ethnic conflict in Southeast Asia and the political chaos in Britain regarding Brexit.

18 min
Sep 14, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on CFIUS's China problem and Cambodia's democracy in decline.

20 min
Sep 11, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on 9/11's lessons and Catalonian separatism.

15 min
Sep 7, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Mark Dubowitz on Amb. Haley's Iran speech and Israel's Syria strike.

22 min
Sep 5, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Kim's nuclear test and Burma's war on the Rohingya.

18 min
Sep 1, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Macron's labor market revolution and Britain's Brexit debate.

17 min
Aug 31, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the Doklam truce, Pyongyang's provocations and the Samsung scion's conviction.

22 min
Aug 28, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Mary Anastasia O'Grady on Venezuela sanctions, Google's Castro connection and Argentinian justice.

24 min
Aug 24, 2017
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Joseph Sternberg and Hugo Restall on France's reform predicament, the collision of Beijing's authoritarians in Western universities, and Malaysia's controversial invitation to the White House.

19 min
Aug 21, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Trump's Afghanistan choice and the Barcelona terror attack.

20 min
Aug 17, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Hong Kong's political prisoners, Gao Zhisheng and U.S.-China trade tiffs.

18 min
Aug 14, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Venezuela and the 'military option,' Ireland's Brexit debate and South Australia's energy mess.

19 min
Aug 10, 2017
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Joseph Sternberg and Hugo Restall on "fire and fury" in North Korea and new threats of terror in Australia and France.

21 min
Aug 7, 2017
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Joseph Sternberg and Hugo Restall on the trouble with U.S.-China trade, a ray of hope in the South China Sea, and strict security at European borders.

21 min
Aug 4, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Tillerson's dovish talk, arming Ukraine and China's chatbots.

19 min
Jul 31, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Putin's tit-for-tat diplomacy, Venezuela's sham vote and terror thwarted Down Under.

18 min
Jul 27, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the Taiwan vs. China investment tale and North Korea's nuclear rush.

22 min
Jul 24, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Russia sanctions, the Temple Mount crisis and regime change in Pyongyang.

24 min
Jul 20, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Iran deal debates, Trump's Syria strategy and a panic about Poland.

17 min
Jul 17, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Mary Anastasia O'Grady on Venezuela's courageous vote and Brazil's presidential conviction.

19 min
Jul 13, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Liu Xiaobo's life and death and Prime Minister Abe's political woes.

23 min
Jul 10, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on the G-20 summit, victory in Mosul and Leopoldo Lopez's house arrest.

21 min
Jul 6, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on North Korea's ICBM, India-Israel ties and China's broken promises.

24 min
Jun 29, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Hong Kong's 20th anniversary, Theresa May's survival strategy and Germany's "yes, but" election.

22 min
Jun 26, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Chinese hero Liu Xiaobo, the Modi-Trump meeting and Chris Hill's regrets.

23 min
Jun 22, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Sohrab Ahmari on Saudi Arabia's succession, Otto Warmbier's passing and a cabinet shuffle in Paris.

24 min
Jun 19, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Sohrab Ahmari on Trump's Cuba policy, airstrikes in Syria and Macron's new majority.

21 min
Jun 15, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on North Korea's hostages, losing in Afghanistan and Ramadan in Xinjiang.

17 min
Jun 12, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Seoul's missile-defense delay and Manila's ISIS fight.

17 min
Jun 9, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Britain's election results and Theresa May, the 'Wobbly Lady.'

20 min
Jun 8, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Mark Dubowitz on terror in Iran and Qatar's double-dealing.

17 min
Jun 5, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Sohrab Ahmari on the London Bridge terror attack.

20 min
Jun 1, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Mary Anastasia O'Grady on Brazil's corrupt political class and Venezuela's Wall Street backers.

23 min
May 30, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Sohrab Ahmari on Merkel's climate lament, Macron's Gaullist turn and May's shrinking lead.

19 min
May 25, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on ISIS's Philippine incarnation, North Korea's missile menace and China's debt distress.

15 min
May 23, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Theodore Dalrymple on the Manchester suicide bombing and the minds of terrorists.

22 min
May 22, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Sohrab Ahmari on Trump's first foreign trip and Iran's rigged election.

18 min
May 17, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Trump's Russia maelstrom, Germany's free-market surprise and the Lib-Dems' identity crisis.

26 min
May 12, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on arming the Kurds, Britain's throwback socialists and U.S.-China trade 'progress.'

22 min
May 10, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall discuss South Korea's left turn, a troubling trial in Jakarta, and big spenders in Canberra.

18 min
May 8, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Sohrab Ahmari discuss the French election results, Macron's mandate and Le Pen's leftism.

27 min
May 5, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Sohrab Ahmari discuss Venezuela in crisis, Le Pen's nostalgia politics and another cynical Greek bailout.

22 min
May 2, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall discuss Trump's Asian autocrat outreach and China's case for Trump's tax cuts.

24 min
Apr 26, 2017
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This week on Foreign Edition, Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg discuss North Korea's provocations, France's first-round presidential vote and Trump's trade protectionism.

30 min
Apr 20, 2017
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg discuss France's election stakes, Theresa May's power play and Turkey on the brink.

12 min
Apr 7, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss the missile strike in Syria and its consequences.

16 min
Apr 5, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss chemical outrages in Syria, and another big Mar-a-Lago summit.

30 min
Mar 29, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss Japanese awesomeness, Britain's future, a new boss for Hong Kong, and stirrings of dissent in Russia.

26 min
Mar 22, 2017
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This week on Foreign Edition, Mary Kissel and Sohrab Ahmari discuss terror in London, politicking in Paris, and protest in Tibet.

28 min
Mar 16, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel talk about Dutch populists not so popular, Tillerson's mission to Asia, and paranoid fantasies about the Deep State.

26 min
Mar 9, 2017
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Bret Stephens discusses contractors leaking at the CIA, China bonding with North Korea, and Filipinos pushing back against authoritarianism.

22 min
Feb 28, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss Trump's defense buildup, McMaster's White House debut, and an opportunity on North Korea.

22 min
Feb 28, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss Trump's defense buildup, McMaster's White House debut, and an opportunity on North Korea.

28 min
Feb 22, 2017
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Mary Kissel discusses Trump's warrior-scholar, Europe's security dilly-dallying, and Asia's crumbling corporate champion.

24 min
Feb 15, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss the firing of General Flynn, the visit of Benjamin Netanyahu, and a mysterious murder in Malaysia.

23 min
Feb 7, 2017
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Bret Stephens and Mary Kissel discuss Trump's Russia equivalency, Assad's ISIS equivalency, and the balance of French politics.

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