Israel Isn’t Going to Fight Saudi Arabia’s Wars
Don't expect Benjamin Netanyahu to put Israeli soldiers in harm's way in Lebanon on Mohammed bin Salman's say-so.
Zimbabwe’s Military Says There’s Nothing to See Here
Robert Mugabe is under house arrest, and the generals are in charge. But the top brass still insist there hasn’t been a coup.
A Football God Is About to Become President of Liberia
Former AC Milan striker George Weah is revered in soccer-obsessed West Africa, but can he convince Liberians he’s smart enough for the top job?
The Saudis Go for Broke Against Iran
Riyadh and its allies are aiming to use their financial leverage to remake the Arab world — but their strategy could just as easily backfire.
Wary of Trump, Taiwan Shies From Spotlight in President’s Asia Trip
Most countries love engagement and attention from the U.S. president. But Taiwan has been burned before.
Amid a Saudi Purge, Women Face the Test of a Lifetime
As the kingdom experiences momentous change, women are keenly aware that the weight of history is on their shoulders.
The King Is Dead, and Thailand’s Storybook Monarchy Might Be Next
As Thailand mourns its revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the public braces for an uncertain future.
Facebook Can’t Cope With the World It’s Created
Zuckerberg needs to stop courting Beijing and start paying attention to the countries where Facebook matters.
Saudi Arabia Is Betting Its Future on a Desert Megacity
Can Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s ambitious plans jumpstart social and economic reform, or are they an expensive miscalculation?
For Uzbeks, Radicalization Often Begins Abroad
The Islamic State has ramped up its Russian-language recruitment.
Lithuania, Leery of Moscow, Spars With Belarus Over Nuclear Reactor
Fearing the Kremlin’s grand design, and another nuclear disaster, Vilnius has turned a power plant into a battleground.
Kenya Is Barreling Toward an ‘Illegal’ Election
Kenya’s election crisis deepened after its Supreme Court punted on a decision to delay Thursday’s troubled rerun election.
Iraq’s Shiite Militias Are Just Getting Started
The Iranian-backed forces that took control of Kirkuk from the Kurds are setting their sights on Baghdad.
Scenes From a Failed Secession
As the Iraqi government reclaimed the city of Kirkuk, Kurdish troops had the choice to watch or flee.
Russians Don’t Understand Why Anyone Is Upset With ‘Girl Crazy’ Weinstein
In Putin’s Russia, discussion of sexual harassment and domestic violence are largely taboo.
Russia’s Neighbors Respond to Putin’s ‘Hybrid War’
Baltic and Nordic countries turn to education as much as military hardware to counter Moscow’s hybrid threats.
The Tearing Down of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
The ghosts of Liberia’s civil war are stalking the country ahead of this week's election — and threatening the complicated legacy of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning president.
Putin’s Next Target Is Russia’s Abortion Culture
The Russian president is worried about his country’s shrinking population. His social-conservative allies say they have the solution.
They Spent Months Protesting Corruption. Now What?
Young people in Central and Eastern Europe took to the streets in a quixotic fight. Will they now face a winter of despair?