The Tricky Politics of the South Caucasus Come to Eurovision

Glitter, glam, and ethnic nationalism: The tricky politics of the South Caucasus come to Eurovision.


The Islamic State Raises Its Flag Over Palmyra’s Ruins

The Islamic State released a photo Friday showing its black-and-white flag flying high above the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, which is home to ruins ...


The Forgotten Kingdom

Forty years ago, Sikkim was officially annexed by India. Since then, the former monarchy has struggled to hold onto its traditional character.


China’s Bizarre, Centuries-Old Tradition: Corpse-Snatching

Sometimes, even today, it's the only way to hold the bad guys accountable.

Tea Leaf Nation

Stephen Schwarzman Wants to Create a Global Network for Peace

The private equity mogul does not think of his eponymous China studies program as just a scholarship — he thinks of it as a way to avoid war.


Footloose and Falun Gong

An evening with the dance performance trying to bring down the Chinese Communist Party.


Matt Bors’ Death Wish

At least I won't have to read your think pieces.

Tea Leaf Nation

Will China Ban Katy Perry?

The American pop singer just gave a concert in Taiwan — while wearing a Taiwanese flag and a sunflower dress.


‘I Am a Kwerekwere’

Life as a foreigner in xenophobic South Africa.

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