- Dec 12 20165 minutes
Global Conflicts To Watch In 2017
The greatest unknown for U.S. interests in the world might be the United States itself.
- Dec 26 20162 minutes
Donald Trump’s Newworld Disorder
The post-World War II global order is a great U.S. achievement. It should not be imperiled
- Jan 2 20177 minutes
The Era Of American Global Leadership Is Over. Here’s What Comes Next
AS IN THE PAST, THE DAY WILL BE COLD. Melania will hold the Bible. The kids will stand by proudly. The new President will recite his lines carefully, smile broadly and change history. And American international leadership, a constant since 1945, will
- Jan 10 20174 minutes
What The World Might Look Like In 5 Years, According To U.S. Intelligence
Even America's own government analysts see the American Era drawing to a close.
- Jan 9 20173 minutes
The Patriotic Response To Populism
Demagogues hijacked patriotism last year. It’s time to take it back
- Dec 12 20164 minutes
‘We Must As A Nation Be More Unpredictable’
The president-elect ignores 40 years of protocol | “Beijing does not dictate who the president of the United States speaks to”
- Jan 2 20174 minutes
Why America Is Losing Asia
Donald Trump’s victory may hasten a retreat from the region
- Nov 21 20162 minutes
Trump’s Foreign Policy Is Unilateral—And Worrying
DONALD TRUMP’S FOREIGN POLICY? STILL UP IN THE AIR at this point. With Hillary Clinton, we would have known exactly what we were getting. That was her biggest selling point—and a big part of the problem. But Trump is the ultimate black box. Much of t
- Jan 2 20172 minutes
U.S. Where Washington Fails To Drive Progress, Cities Will Act
THE NEW TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL DOMINATE headlines in 2017, but the biggest changes in the way we live will be driven not by Washington but by cities. Even with one party in control of both Congress and the White House, special interests will cont
- Nov 27 20163 minutes
The Republic Repeals Itself
An experiment in democracy that may not reach its 250th birthday.
- Jun 27 20167 minutes
The Hollow Alliance
The historic concord between the U.S. and Europe made the West safe and rich. Now it’s in danger of collapse
- Jan 2 20172 minutes
Asia: Trump’s Shock Doctrine Will Make China Even Stronger
IN THE YEAR AHEAD, THE GREATEST CHALLENGE TO THE Asia-Pacific region will come early and it won’t be from within. Jan. 20, 2017, President Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day, will be a key turning point that initiates a major strategic realignment in th
- Dec 12 20167 minutes
Globalization Doesn't Make As Much Sense As It Used To
Since its founding, America has swung from protectionism to free trade. What’s next?
- Nov 21 20161 minute
The Dirtiest Election Ever?
EMILY BARONE “UNHINGED.” “CORRUPT.” “Egomaniacal.” “Puppet.” Those are just a few of the barbs Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have traded during what has undoubtedly been a nasty, negative campaign season. But how does this election’s rhetoric sta
- Oct 3 20162 minutes
What a Terrorist Acting Alone Says About the Loyalty of U.S. Muslims
A WEEKEND THAT BEGAN WITH THREE bombs in New York and New Jersey, plus a knife attack at a Minnesota mall, ended with a far more encouraging sight on Monday morning: the burly figure of Ahmad Khan Rahami, huddling against the elements in the entrance
- Jan 1 20145 minutes
How Local Franchises Are Becoming International Brands
With the support of the Commerce Department, company executives can travel to regions of interest and meet with potential investors, which may be the boost some franchises need to expand their concepts into international brands.
- Aug 1 20164 minutes
Americans’ greatest fears are actually the least of their worries.
- Dec 1 20164 minutes
The Productivity Imperative
Advice for the president-elect.
- Jan 18 201716 minutes
The Trump Administration's Conflicts Of Interest: Scott Pruitt Edition
The president-elect's choice to lead the EPA is currently suing the very agency he may soon be leading.
- Jan 14 20174 minutes
Can James Mattis Protect Trump From Hubris?
The president-elect and the risks of overconfidence
- Sep 19 20162 minutes
Apple’s $14.5 Billion Tax Spat Signals a World of Uncertainty for Big Corporations
EVER HEAR OF A DOUBLE IRISH? It’s not a drink but one of the controversial tax strategies that help some American companies keep profits abroad at lower rates. Such strategies are at the heart of the Aug. 30 ruling by the European Union demanding tha
- Oct 24 20161 minute
Climate Change Affects Every Issue Voters Face
The environment rarely polls high as a concern for the American electorate. It’s usually topped by health care, the economy, national security—all of which are valid concerns. But the largest environmental issue—climate change—is altering our voting
- Nov 21 20162 minutes
The Abyss That Is The Value Gap
EDDIE S. GLAUDE JR. AS I WALKED OUT OF MY HOTEL EARLY THIS MORNING, THE SAME HOTEL WHERE Trump and his supporters reveled in their surprise victory, I stumbled a bit. Slight vertigo had set in. Trump had pulled off a historic victory, and even thoug
- Aug 1 20161 minute
Entrepreneur Magazine's Best Cities for Entrepreneurs
We found the nation's most livable, viable cities for entrepreneurs to be successful and enjoy life. Come take the tour.
- Nov 21 20162 minutes
Ups Snap Inc., better known as Snapchat, filed IPO plans, valuing itself at as much as $25 billion. The messaging app expects to have less than $1 billion in revenue this year, mostly from advertising. AMC Entertainment became the world’s largest m
- Dec 23 20166 minutes
Sixteen In ‘16: Our Favorite Education Stories
Take a stroll down memory lane, a scroll through some #TBTs, or whatever the school kids are calling a throwback these days. Here are our favorite education stories The Atlantic published this year.
- Dec 30 201610 minutes
10 American Foreign-Policy Luminaries Who Died In 2016
From chroniclers of war to a revered spy to a conscientious objector, a look back
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
There’s always been something special about the United States of America. President Abraham Lincoln called us the “last, best hope of earth.” President Ronald Reagan said we are a “shining city on a hill.” And Robert Kennedy called us a great, unself
- Dec 30 20169 minutes
2016: A Year Defined By America’s Diverging Economies
Just as income inequality has become a fixture in many Americans’ understanding of the country, so too must accelerating regional divides.
- Dec 30 20163 minutes
The Atlantic Daily: Actions And Reactions
Russia said it won’t expel American diplomats in retaliation for U.S. sanctions, President Obama added to his environmental legacy, 2016 drew to a close, and more.