Over the years, The Daily Show has tackled issues relating to world politics and American foreign policy with a sharp satirical, somewhat left-of-center edge. I have found most of these takes to be moderately amusing -- and it's pretty hard, sometimes, to make international politics look funny without seeming cruel.
This month, however, marks the four-year anniversary of "Britain's Fallen Soldiers," which I have reproduced below for your amusement. I watch this, oh, let's say once a month since it aired. I have never been able to watch it the entire way through without cracking up.
I will simply note that the crux of NATO's problem, which inspired John Oliver's finest work ever, is, of course, still ongoing. Because intractable international policy problems, like fine satire, have a timeless quality.
Daniel W. Drezner is professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.