Inside a European Center to Combat Russia’s Hybrid Warfare
Western countries are looking for new ways to defend against a new generation of war. Does a center in Finland have the answers?
An Emissary to Tyranny
Serving as a U.S. diplomat in Zimbabwe is tough. Life for African-American diplomats there is even harder.
India’s Hospitals Are Filling Up With Desperate Americans
Are deep-pocketed medical tourists the cause of, or solution to, India's health care problems?
‘Fake News’ Fights Back
Russian disinformation. A government attacking the media. A populace deeply skeptical of it. These Slovak journalists had seen it all — and decided to do something about it.
Putin Praises, Defends Trump and Revs Up Own Re-election Bid
In his annual marathon press conference, the Russian president buttered up his American counterpart and cut loose from the party he once led.
Egypt’s Civil Society Is on Life Support
Under the guise of fighting a "war on terrorism," Cairo is cracking down on organizations that shed light on its abuses.
Putin Uses Olympic Ban to Rally Support for His Presidential Bid
The IOC’s unprecedented ban on Russia for sports doping feeds his narrative of a nation under siege.
Donald Trump Has Been Torture for Foreign Correspondents in Russia
The Russia stories everyone wants aren’t the ones people in Russia can provide.
Saudi Arabia Is Freeing a New Batch of Former Gitmo Detainees
And the Trump administration isn't happy.
Saudis Are Hoping Mohammed bin Salman Will Drain the Swamp
A road trip among ordinary Saudis revealed high hopes, and hardly any worries, about the country's new political era.
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.