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?
Not Everyone in Kurdistan Is Cheering Kurdish Independence
In Iraq’s multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk, this week’s referendum has sparked celebration — and serious discontent.
Israel Is Going to War in Syria to Fight Iran
Israeli officials aren't shying from confronting Tehran's forces — since no one else will.
China’s Mekong Plans Threaten Disaster for Countries Downstream
Beijing is building hydroelectric dams and dredging to allow bigger boats as worries of environmental devastation grow.
Spain Is Flirting With Another Civil War
Will Madrid’s coming standoff with Catalonia be resolved around a negotiating table, or either sides of barricades?
Hamid Karzai Has Nothing Good To Say About America
The former Afghan president sees only more killing in Trump's plan for his country.
Baseball’s Billion-Person Cactus League
Gift Ngoepe was the first African-born player to make it to the big show. Major League Baseball is betting he won't be the last.
The Brief Life, and Looming Death, of Europe’s ‘SWAT Team for Truth’
The Czech Republic launched the continent’s first center to combat fake news in January. It might not survive the year.
Syrians Are Ready to Accept Bashar al-Assad as President
The war-weary country isn’t enthusiastic about its president, but desperate for a return to normalcy.
Lyndon LaRouche Is Running A Pro-China Party In Germany
Once a uniquely American political cult, now the LaRouche movement can't get enough of Beijing.
Who Will Rule Raqqa After the Islamic State?
A geopolitical game of thrones is taking place at the local level, with Kurds, Arabs, and the Syrian state fighting for power.
A Language Haven in Baltimore
For young newcomers, the first step to becoming American is learning English.