WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

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U.N. Rights Council Withdrawal; Japan's Guest Workers

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Mary Kissel and Hugo Restall on the Geneva-based organization's record and Tokyo's immigration push.

20 Min

Jun 20, 2018

Merkel's Political Peril; Tories for Higher Taxes

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Mary Kissel and Joseph Sternberg on the German chancellor's immigration battle and Theresa May's NHS policy.

20 Min

Jun 18, 2018

North Korea: Next Steps

WSJ Opinion: Foreign Edition

Mary Kissel and David Albright on how to denuclearize the Kim regime.

21 Min

Jun 15, 2018

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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.

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.

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