Bill Powell

Trump's Theory of the Race

Trump's improbable run to the presidency was guided by a conviction that he could smash the "great blue wall" of Midwestern Democratic states. And smash it he did.

The New ISIS Crisis

The so-called caliphate may be losing ground in Iraq and Syria, but hardcore jihadis will keep fighting—there and in the West.

Can Europe Save Itself?

Brexit shows the European Union needs to reject 'ever closer union' and become more democratic to save the grand European project.

What Obama Left in Libya

Obama's "smart power" doctrine turned out to be not so smart when it came to toppling Muammar el-Qaddafi.

How Putin Wins in Syria

The Kremlin's military action into Syria might save Assad. Less clear is whether it can save Russia.