After the June referendum in which a narrow majority of British voters favored leaving the European Union, Theresa May, campaigning for the Conservative Party leadership to replace David Cameron as prime minister, famously said “Brexit means Brexit.” For months, commentators and public officials alike debated what that phrase meant – and what kind of Brexit the UK would seek when it negotiated its withdrawal from the EU.

Now we know. In a long-awaited speech at Lancaster House on Tuesday before ministers and...

A genocide is underway against the Rohingya of Myanmar. Chronic tensions and sporadic episodes of violent persecution of the group – an ethnic Muslim minority group based in Western Rakhine state, along Myanmar’s Bay of Bengal coast – have devolved into a concerted campaign over the past three months. As several recent reports document, in recent months security forces, allied militias, civil society...

Every year, I take the students from my Islamic architecture course to visit the Islamic art collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York so they can see the cultural artifacts we’ve discussed in class. In 2013, we stopped to look at an aerial photograph of the 9th-century Great Mosque of Samarra, taken by the British Royal Air Force 100 years ago. The black-and-white image shows the vast scale of the mosque, renowned for having one of the tallest minarets in the world, at...

Europeans should take seriously Trump’s proposal for a greater financial contribution to NATO. This is the only way to prevent a catastrophe.

Only two years ago, my wife and I spent a year at research institutes in Berlin, and shared some happy moments buying holiday gifts at the Christmas market near the Memorial Church at the heart of the city. So the recent tragedy had special meaning for us. But as a long-time friend of Germany, I urge you not to allow it to divert your attention from more serious dangers....

Amidst heightened international interest in United States foreign policy under Trump, Yale professor and diplomat-in-residence Charles Hill met with Cuong Nguyen, First Secretary of the Vietnam Mission, Professor Bill Frasure (Connecticut College), and Professor Erik Harms (Yale Anthropology Department and the Council on SEAS) on December 16 to discuss President-elect Trump and the future of United States policy toward Vietnam and Southeast Asia. The meeting was organized and hosted by Quang Van, Senior Lector in...