Ishaan Tharoor

Washington, D.C.

Foreign affairs columnist and anchor of Today's WorldView, the Post's daily column and newsletter on global politics

Education: Yale University, BA, honors in history and ethnicity, race and migration

Ishaan Tharoor is a columnist on the foreign desk of The Washington Post, where he authors the Today's WorldView newsletter and column. In 2021, he won the Arthur Ross Media Award in Commentary, a prize administered by the American Academy of Diplomacy. He previously was a senior editor and correspondent at Time magazine, based first in Hong Kong and later in New York. He also periodically teaches an undergraduate seminar at Georgetown University on digital affairs and the global age.
Latest from Ishaan Tharoor

Sudan’s war has no end in sight, as atrocities and abuses mount

The battle between Sudan’s army and a paramilitary group marks an old-school clash between rival warlords, squabbling for turf and power. And they have devastated the nation of 46 million people.

August 30, 2023

On Ukraine, Republicans grapple with real political divisions

The war in Ukraine offers a rare snapshot of genuine ideological divergence within the Republican party.

August 23, 2023

China’s awkward power play at the BRICS summit

This week’s annual summit between Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa may be another talk shop, but it brims with intrigue and interesting storylines.

August 22, 2023

Ukraine’s hopes for maximal victory look remote

The reality of Ukraine’s difficult fight against Russia has led to some unusually blunt admissions.

August 21, 2023

Armenians see a new genocide taking place. Azerbaijan sees propaganda.

In an ethnic Armenian enclave in Nagorno-Karabakh, tens of thousands are enduring what locals and international experts describe as a blockade at the hands of Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan’s U.N. envoy called those “groundless allegations.”

August 18, 2023

In Argentina, a new Trump rises

On Sunday, Javier Milei won the most votes in Argentina's primary election. His critics see, in his extreme rhetoric and views, a deadly threat to democracy.

August 16, 2023

Ukraine’s war of attrition draws parallels to World War I

The brutal war raging in Ukraine is a profoundly 21st century conflict. But the shadow of both world wars falls over Ukraine.

August 14, 2023

In Israel and the U.S., ‘apartheid’ is the elephant in the room

In the United States, a growing bloc of mainstream supporters of Israel are voicing their disquiet.

August 11, 2023

Most states have armies. In Pakistan, the army has a state.

Imran Khan has been banned from office for five years and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif appears set to recommend dissolving Parliament, to hold new elections.

August 9, 2023

Niger is slipping away from the West

The junta in Niger is withstanding regional pressure to stand down, while support for their coup carries a distinctly anti-Western sheen.

August 9, 2023