Turkey's Turncoat

The strange tale of a newspaper editor who flipped from being the government’s biggest critic to its secret weapon.


Freedom of the Press for Beginners

Once again Turkish police have raided media outlets. So far they’ve detained at least 23 people on charges of forgery, slander, and “establishing a terrorist ...


Five International Whodunits ‘Serial’ Should Tackle in Its Next Season

What will become of Thursdays? Tomorrow, Serial -- the non-fiction, murder mystery podcast that in weekly increments has investigated the story of a real-life 1999 ...


Meet Turkey's "Deep Throat"

This Mysterious Twitter User Predicts Turkish Government Crackdowns


Longform’s Picks of the Week

Every weekend, Longform highlights its favorite international articles of the week. For daily picks of new and classic nonfiction, check out Longform or follow @longform ...


Why USAID Got Into Bed With Cuban Rappers

For evidence that the U.S. government really has run out of ideas in its policy toward Cuba, look no further than the U.S. Agency for ...


Watching Top Gun in Tehran

At 5 o’clock every Monday afternoon when I was in my early teens, Masoud rang our doorbell. He would flash a toothy smile when I ...

Tea Leaf Nation

Why Is a Colbert Report Bit About Obamacare Going Viral in China?

Reaction to the Obamacare skit says more about Chinese politics than it does about America.

Tea Leaf Nation

Are Chinese Internet Bars Coming Back From the Dead?

The state's finally gotten out of their way, perhaps too late.

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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