Ireland’s Nasty No Campaign
Anti-abortion activists are deploying every imaginable scare tactic to defeat a referendum that would grant Irish women the right to choose.
Erdogan’s Flying Carpet
Istanbul’s massive new airport fits with Turkey’s grand neo-Ottoman ambitions, but it may be too big for its own good.
The Rohingya Have Fled One Crisis for Another
As the monsoon season looms, hundreds of thousands of refugees are living in overcrowded Bangladeshi refugee camps at risk of an imminent cholera outbreak.
Everyday Anger Brought Down Malaysia’s Government
Corruption and incompetence pushed Malaysians to end decades of one-party rule.
Malaysia’s Elites Ride The People’s Tsunami
Amid a democratic triumph, the new boss is still literally the old boss.
China Has Already Won the Drone Wars
Chinese companies are proving that America is not first in the UAV export market. Can Trump roll that back?
Welcome to Iraq’s First Post-Sectarian Election
Iraqi politicians are finally crossing ethnic and religious lines. But how long can the good vibes last?
The Nobel Scandal Has Become a Swedish Foreign-Policy Crisis
Have allegations of sexual assault at Sweden's most famous institution harmed the country's reputation — or helped it?
Iran Will Never Trust America Again
When the nuclear deal was signed, Revolutionary Guards told me they wanted a better relationship with America. Not anymore.
There’s No Escape From Australia’s Refugee Gulag
One branch of Canberra's notorious offshore detention system has closed. But the men who were imprisoned there are now stranded on a remote Pacific island that doesn't want them.
Erdogan’s Motley Opponents Have United to Take Him Down
Turkey’s strongman might not be strong enough to survive the early elections he wanted.
How Hungary’s Far-Right Extremists Became Warm and Fuzzy
The Jobbik party, once known for its overt racism and anti-Semitism, is trying to reinvent itself as the responsible voice of the center.
Can Abiy Ahmed Save Ethiopia?
The announcement of a new prime minister has led to widespread celebrations, but reforming the country without alienating the army will not be easy.
Life Inside China’s Social Credit Laboratory
The party’s massive experiment in ranking and monitoring Chinese citizens has already started.
Assad’s Divide and Conquer Strategy Is Working
After months of merciless bombardment, the Syrian regime is now exploiting rebel rivalries to win back Eastern Ghouta.
Syria Is Threatening to Break the Aid World
In a nighttime ride from the Syrian border, the president of the Red Cross describes tensions between his moral principles and the country's political realities.
A Light Unto Some Nations
How Israel's policy toward African asylum-seekers transformed it from a land of refuge into a land of deportation.
Blood on Their Hands?
By condoning corruption and denouncing the press, Slovakia's government created an atmosphere in which journalists became targets.
A Summer Vacation in China’s Muslim Gulag
How one university student was almost buried by the “people's war on terror.”
Only the Law Can Stop Duterte’s Murderous War on Drugs
Local lawyers are fighting to hold the Philippine government accountable. To win, they need international human rights groups to give them more help.