Global opinions and analysis written by columnists from the international news agency Reuters.

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  • 4 months ago

    Is populism a disease? Or a cure? — John Lloyd

  • 5 months ago

    Beware the culture warriors of social media ― John Lloyd

  • 7 months ago

    Three liberal prophets of doom ― John Lloyd

  • 8 months ago

    Trump’s unsettling summit game ― Peter Apps

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  • 8 months ago

    The politics of World Cup football fever ― John Lloyd

    JULY 3 ― Would fans lay down their lives for football? Bill Shankly, the legendary football player and Liverpool manager, once famously said he was “disappointed” with the...

  • 9 months ago

    Five questions on North Korea and the science of denuclearisation — Arlene Getz

    JUNE 15 — Donald Trump announced after Tuesday’s Singapore summit with Kim Jong-un that the North Korean leader had signed an “unwavering commitment to complete...

  • 10 months ago

    Modern Meghan radicalises the royals ― John Lloyd

    MAY 22 ― In at least one thing, in its present time of troubles, the United Kingdom remains pre-eminent. At 92, Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-serving head in the world, both...

  • 10 months ago

    What a nuclear deal with North Korea might look like ― Peter Apps

    APRIL 25 ― For much of the last few decades, powerful speakers on the South Korean border have blasted propaganda to nearby North Koreans, everything from Korean pop songs to...

  • 11 months ago

    Finally, Comey comes out of his trance ― Tim Weiner

    APRIL 20 ― When we look back on the Age of Trump, we’ll remember a vivid chapter from James Comey’s new book. The FBI director is seized by “the strangest feeling” upon...

  • 11 months ago

    China, the highly problematic saviour of the global aluminium market? ― Andy Home

    APRIL 19 ― The shocks from the imposition of US sanctions on Oleg Deripaska and his UC Rusal aluminium empire are still rolling through the market. After Rio Tinto last week...

  • 11 months ago

    The elephant in the Trump-Abe room — Robert Boxwell

    APRIL 18 — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting US President Donald Trump this week, their seventh meeting since Trump’s 2016 election victory. Abe was the first...

  • 11 months ago

    In Syria strike, the real danger is Russia — Peter Apps

    APRIL 15 — In deciding whether and how to strike Syrian government installations following last week’s chemical weapons attack, the US military might once have focused on...

  • 11 months ago

    Why hating Facebook won't stop us from using it — Jess Kimball Leslie

    APRIL 12 — Mark Zuckerberg is under fire from Congress for failing to protect Facebook users’ personal information and for its inability to prevent Russia from using the...

  • 11 months ago

    The danger that lurks in Sisi’s Egypt — Abdallah Hendawy

    APRIL 7 — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s unsurprising 97 per cent win, announced Monday after a widely-derided sham election, reaffirms the exponential increase of...

  • 11 months ago

    An ego-pleasing way for Trump to push trade talks — Simon Lester and Inu Manak

    APRIL 3 — The Trump administration has said that it wants to reduce foreign tariffs and trade barriers. This is a worthy goal because even if average tariffs are generally low,...

  • 11 months ago

    Here’s one way to help Facebook protect data ― Matt Laslo

    MARCH 27 ― Mark Zuckerberg has apologised for “mistakes” and “a major breach of trust” after it came to light that the data of millions of Facebook users was compromised...

  • 1 year ago

    Tillerson fall shows Trump learning game of politics —Peter Apps

    MARCH 19 — Donald Trump is learning to work the presidency. The current US president is like few — if any — other leaders in American history. He reportedly shows little...

  • 1 year ago

    Can Europe save the Iran nuclear deal? — Dalia Dassa Kaye and James Dobbins

    MARCH 13 — In his recent meeting with Donald Trump, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again urged the United States to fix the Iran nuclear deal — or else abandon it....

  • 1 year ago

    What critics of North Korea summit get wrong — Peter Van Buren

    MARCH 12 — Donald Trump has unexpectedly agreed to become the first sitting US president to meet with a leader of North Korea. The reaction has ranged from cautious optimism to...