Foreign leaders treat the president to pomp and ceremony in the hopes that he’ll be more favorable to their country. It rarely works.
Yasmeen SerhanNow seems like a good time to re-read @PeterAtlantic on the tendency for foreign leaders to fete Trump in the hopes that he’ll be more favorable to their country.
As we learned today, that rarely works
The U.S. women’s national soccer team didn’t just win a match against England—they’re making the case for a different kind of patriotism.
Yasmeen Serhan"One of the reasons that I’ve become so enamoured with this team is because it has permitted me to feel an explosion of joy about the country, a sentiment that has felt especially alien these past few years."
Mohamed Morsi was a deeply flawed but democratically elected president. His death shows how much his country has lost.
Yasmeen Serhan"Egypt ... was trying to become a democracy, albeit a flawed one. And Morsi himself, also deeply flawed, was a product of that brief experiment. To remember Morsi, then, is to remember what was lost."
Read @shadihamid on the tragedy of Mohamed Morsi
Donald Trump has revived his feud with London’s mayor. It’s unlikely to be the last political controversy that occurs this week.
Yasmeen SerhanIt's Day 2 of Trump's State Visit in Britain, which promises to bring protests, press conferences, and plenty more.
As @PeterAtlantic and I reported yesterday, the trip was off to a combative start before it had even begun
Smaller, pro-EU parties made large gains. Far-right nationalists won too, but less than expected.
Yasmeen SerhanTraditional center-right and center-left parties lost big in the European Parliament elections. But the expected surge of far-right nationalists didn't happen either. My dispatch from Brussels
A look-alike story was briefly publicized as part of a 2017 disinformation campaign.
Yasmeen SerhanIn 2017, a counterfeit @TheAtlantic article was circulated as part of a global disinformation campaign. This @alexismadrigal piece (which is very much real) looks at how to spot fake stories when they appear