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WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

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Beijing Expands Its Reach Abroad, America Responds

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Joseph C. Sternberg and Hugo Restall discuss a missing Interpol official, a journalist kicked out of Hong Kong, and a new Trump strategy on China.

25 Min

Oct 8, 2018

Britain's Parties Search for Message, London Searches for Brexit Plan

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Joseph C. Sternberg and Robert Colvile catch up on Britain's annual party convention season, and weigh the next challenging few weeks in Britain's divorce from the European Union.

23 Min

Oct 4, 2018

Trump Back in Love With Kim Jong Un; Merkel's Grip Slips in Germany

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Joseph C. Sternberg and Hugo Restall discuss Trump's overture to North Korea, and the beginning of the end of Merkel's long reign in Berlin.

25 Min

Oct 1, 2018

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24 min
Sep 27, 2018
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Joseph C. Sternberg and Hugo Restall discuss whether there's a Trump Doctrine, why Europe is obstructing Washington on Iran.

24 min
Sep 24, 2018
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Joseph C. Sternberg and Hugo Restall on what winning a trade war with China means, and why Theresa May can't pick a Brexit plan and stick to it.

27 min
Sep 20, 2018
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Joseph C. Sternberg and Elisabeth Braw on Poland's plan to name a fort after Donald Trump, and what 'deterrence' means in an age of cyber threats.

23 min
Sep 17, 2018
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Joseph C. Sternberg and Hugo Restall on how East Asia has avoided the current emerging-market contagion, and why a Brexit deal for Britain is so elusive with only six months to go.

25 min
Sep 13, 2018
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Joseph C. Sternberg and Sophia Gaston on how voters really feel about immigration, and why politicians keep missing the point.

23 min
Sep 10, 2018
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Joseph C. Sternberg and Hugo Restall on European politics in turmoil and Asian diplomacy in confusion.

21 min
Aug 22, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Steve Hanke on Venezuela's devaluation and how money dies.

20 min
Aug 20, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on resistance to China's debt-trap diplomacy and the Communist Party's religious repression campaign.

22 min
Aug 17, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Jennifer Cafarella on the Assad regime's winning streak and implications for U.S. foreign policy.

22 min
Aug 15, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Eric Edelman on a new nadir in U.S.-Turkey ties and Ankara's search for a financial savior.

18 min
Aug 13, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the fiscal squeeze on Islamabad and Beijing's campaign against the Uighurs.

22 min
Aug 10, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Nile Gardiner on Tory Party political correctness and Prime Minister Theresa May's response to Russian aggression.

21 min
Aug 8, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Karen Elliott House on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's political maneuvers and Iran's threat to the Kingdom.

21 min
Aug 6, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the Secretary of State's entreaties to Asian allies and Chinese interference in Australian affairs.

22 min
Aug 3, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Frans Cronje on Harare's rigged election and South Africa's attack on property rights.

22 min
Aug 1, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Behnam Ben Taleblu on Iran's monetary and fiscal distress and President Trump's offer to talk 'without preconditions.'

21 min
Jul 30, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Hun Sen's authoritarian regime and China's latest bid to isolate Taipei.

21 min
Jul 27, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Dan Ikenson on the Trump-Juncker trade agenda and the status of U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade talks.

21 min
Jul 25, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on a major vaccination scandal and disagreements in Beijing about economic policy.

21 min
Jul 23, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on truth-telling about Iran's corrupt regime, and a preview of U.S.-E.U. trade talks.

22 min
Jul 20, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Bill Browder on the Magnitsky Act and President Trump's Russia policy.

19 min
Jul 18, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on a new free trade agreement and the dangers of Pakistan's upcoming general election.

20 min
Jul 16, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on the Helsinki summit and more turmoil within Britain's Tory party.

21 min
Jul 13, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Toomas Hendrik Ilves on the security alliance's future and the Baltic view of the upcoming Trump-Putin summit.

18 min
Jul 12, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on China's human-rights abuses and the state of U.S.-North Korea denuclearization talks.

22 min
Jul 9, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on fallout from Theresa May's Brexit plan, and a death from a Russian-made nerve agent.

21 min
Jul 6, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on President Trump's priorities for the coalition and the German chancellor's political bargain.

19 min
Jul 2, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Mike Gonzalez on the election of left-wing populist Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the presidency.

24 min
Jun 29, 2018
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Mary Kissel and David Satter on the Assad regime's assault on Daraa province and the pitfalls of meeting with Vladimir Putin.

20 min
Jun 27, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Behnam Ben Taleblu on renewed demonstrations in Iran and U.S. financial and energy sanctions on the regime.

21 min
Jun 25, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Recep Tayyip Erdogan's victory and Vanuatu's request for a U.S. military base.

21 min
Jun 22, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Soner Cagaptay preview Sunday's presidential and parliamentary elections.

20 min
Jun 20, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the Geneva-based organization's record and Tokyo's immigration push.

20 min
Jun 18, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on the German chancellor's immigration battle and Theresa May's NHS policy.

21 min
Jun 15, 2018
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Mary Kissel and David Albright on how to denuclearize the Kim regime.

16 min
Jun 13, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on regional reactions to the Trump-Kim summit and the U.S.'s new, de facto embassy in Taipei.

19 min
Jun 12, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Nicolas Eberstadt assess the Trump-Kim summit and the prospects for denuclearization.

23 min
Jun 11, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on the U.S.-Canada trade spat and President Trump's sit-down with Kim Jong Un.

25 min
Jun 8, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Robert Colvile on Brexit progress of a sort, and the Israeli Prime Minister's European tour.

22 min
Jun 6, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Michael Rubin on a U.S.-Turkey deal in Syria and coalition-building in Baghdad.

21 min
Jun 4, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the 29th anniversary of the June 4 massacre and a disturbing turn in Xinjiang.

18 min
Jun 1, 2018
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Mary Kissel and David Satter on lessons learned from the 'death' and resurrection of journalist Arkady Babchenko.

19 min
May 30, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on President Sergio Mattarella's veto and the Trump Administration's unpredictable trade tactics.

21 min
May 25, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Gordon Chang on the cancelled Trump-Kim summit, and what the U.S. president learned about Kim Jong Un.

18 min
May 23, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the Trump team's deal with Beijing and a bipartisan effort to strengthen national-security reviews.

20 min
May 21, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Nicholas Eberstadt on Kim Jong Un's strategy for the upcoming U.S.-North Korea summit.

21 min
May 18, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Alberto Mingardi on a left-right coalition's challenge to European Union unity.

20 min
May 16, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Pyongyang's threat to abandon denuclearization talks and President Trump's sanctions blunder.

22 min
May 14, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Michael Pregent on Saturday's election results and the risk that Baghdad is leaning toward Tehran.

22 min
May 11, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on a surprising opposition victory and Kim Jong Un's olive branch ahead of a summit with President Trump.

19 min
May 9, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Elliott Abrams with on-the-ground reaction from the Middle East.

20 min
May 7, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on secret talks to save the Iran deal and People's Liberation Army misbehavior in Asia and Africa.

23 min
May 4, 2018
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Mary Kissel and David Albright on new evidence that Tehran lied to U.N. weapons inspectors, and what to do about it.

20 min
May 2, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the Trump trade team's trip to Beijing and a Southeast Asian political showdown.

20 min
Apr 30, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on the Home Secretary's resignation and trade tensions with Brussels

19 min
Apr 26, 2018
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Joseph Sternberg and Hugo Restall discuss the Iranian fallout from Emmanuel Macron's Washington trip and an unusual Korean summit.

22 min
Apr 23, 2018
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Joseph Sternberg and Hugo Restall on a denuclearization "big bang" for North Korea and Donald Trump's personal diplomatic style.

19 min
Apr 20, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Mike Gonzalez on the island's next president, and why the Castros still run the island dictatorship.

18 min
Apr 18, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on the CIA director's meeting with Kim Jong Un and Europe's growth worries.

21 min
Apr 16, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the U.S.-led coalition's Syria strategy and a preview of this week's U.S.-Japan summit.

23 min
Apr 13, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Frederick Kagan on U.S. strategic interests and the 'coalition of the oppressive poor.'

18 min
Apr 11, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on the Trump Administration's blacklist and the French President's reform gamble.

17 min
Apr 9, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the Syrian regime's latest chemical-weapons attack and an unnoticed benefit of the U.S.-China trade war.

17 min
Apr 6, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Samuel Tadros on Abdel Fattah Al Sisi's rigged re-election and his relationship with Donald Trump.

18 min
Apr 4, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on new developments in Britain's chemical weapons investigation and Viktor Orban's challengers.

17 min
Apr 2, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Beijing's new tariffs and a Senate push to sell F-35s to Taipei.

21 min
Mar 30, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Michael Rubin on President Erdogan's march toward authoritarianism.

21 min
Mar 28, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Korean peace deal prospects and Germany's approval of a Russian gas pipeline.

20 min
Mar 26, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the dangers of "managed trade" and Xi Jinping's push to marginalize Taipei.

18 min
Mar 23, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Daniel Blumenthal on the new National Security Adviser's foreign-policy views.

19 min
Mar 21, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit and new trade tensions with Brussels.

17 min
Mar 19, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Russia's rigged vote and President Trump's plan to restrict Chinese imports.

14 min
Mar 16, 2018
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Mary Kissel and George Shultz on lessons from the Reagan era, and how to succeed as Secretary of State.

22 min
Mar 15, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on Britain's expulsion of Russian spies and new hope for EU reform.

19 min
Mar 12, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on President Trump's diplomatic gamble and Burma's ploy to stop ethnic Muslims from repatriating.

26 min
Mar 9, 2018
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Mary Kissel and David Satter on a British poisoning and Putin's long trail of terror.

20 min
Mar 8, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on reaction to the Trump tariffs and Italy's election results.

22 min
Mar 5, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the Trump steel tariffs and China's ballooning military budget.

22 min
Mar 2, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Alberto Mingardi on the players, politics and peril of Italy's parliamentary election.

18 min
Mar 1, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on the British Labour Party's popularity and Angela Merkel's center-left squeeze.

18 min
Feb 26, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on why China's supreme leader is abolishing term limits.

22 min
Feb 23, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Jennifer Cafarella on the complex battlefield and competing interests in Syria.

20 min
Feb 22, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on Beijing's 'magic weapons' and India's protectionist turn.

21 min
Feb 16, 2018
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Mary Kissel and Elliott Abrams on a brewing Mideast conflict and how to think about Beirut.

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.

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