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

What Netanyahu sees from the river to the sea

The original party platform of Benjamin Netanyahu’s ruling Likud party insists that “between the Sea and the Jordan there will be only Israeli sovereignty.”

January 22, 2024

The restive borderlands at the heart of Pakistan and Iran’s fight

For both Iran and Pakistan, Baluchistan, a region that straddles their border, presents a thorny security challenge.

January 18, 2024

China’s rulers reckon with troubling ‘headwinds’

China’s position on the world stage is markedly different from 2017.

January 17, 2024

What Yemen’s Houthis gain through their Red Sea strikes

Analysts contend that this new phase of U.S.-led military coalition attacks on Houthi militants may strengthen rather than weaken them.

January 16, 2024

China looms over Taiwan’s fateful election

Chinese President Xi Jinping ’s coercive measures and saber rattling have contributed to a hardening rift between China and Taiwan.

January 12, 2024

The Israeli right undermines Biden’s Middle East agenda

The Biden administration is trying to thread the trickiest of needles in the Middle East while facing obstacles from within Netanyahu’s far-right coalition.

January 10, 2024

Israel’s Gaza war leads to a massacre of journalists

At least 79 journalists and media workers have been killed since the start of the war on Oct. 7, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

January 9, 2024

Ethiopia’s controversial quest for the sea

Ethiopia is famously landlocked. That’s why the ambitious Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed has long harbored visions of reaching the sea.

January 8, 2024

Israeli calls for Gaza’s ethnic cleansing are only getting louder

The human misery unfurling across Gaza finds little sympathy in the Israeli public discourse, where the priority remains the vanquishing of Hamas.

January 5, 2024

2024 brings wave of elections with global democracy on the ballot

Over 60 countries are set to vote in 2024, including the United States, Portugal, Austria, Britain, Bangladesh, India, South Africa, Indonesia, Mexico and Taiwan.

January 3, 2024