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Who Speaks English?

The world is overdue for the abandonment of the unstated hegemony that exists around the imperial languages of centuries past.

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Four people stand on stage holding hands with their arms up.

Is Italy Seeing the Rise of a New Fascism?

The Brothers of Italy, which descended from Mussolini’s fascist movement, has won Sunday’s election.

the Nippon Budokan, the venue for the state funeral of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe
the Nippon Budokan, the venue for the state funeral of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe’s State Funeral Is as Controversial as He Was

The ceremony for the assassinated former prime minister marks the end of an era.

Asia

People displaced by flooding take refuge at a makeshift camp in Dera Allah Yar, Pakistan, on Sept. 21.
People displaced by flooding take refuge at a makeshift camp in Dera Allah Yar, Pakistan, on Sept. 21.

In Flooded Pakistan, It’s Politics as Usual

China

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An older man walks past a mural of Maoist hero Lei Feng

China’s War on History Is Growing

Middle East & Africa

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A woman carefully chooses her fruit in Tunis, Tunisia, amid an ongoing food and inflation crisis.

Tunisia’s Perfect Economic Storm

Americas

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Women are seen making food and holding food containers in a kitchen.

Chavismo’s Latest Target

Long Reads

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A silhouette of diplomats meeting in Belgrade on Dec. 3, 2015.

The U.N. Gave a Quiet Diplomat the Wrong Job

Volker Türk lacks the temperament to be the United Nations human rights chief.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pose for a photo before a trilateral meeting on Syria in Tehran on July 19.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pose for a photo before a trilateral meeting on Syria in Tehran on July 19.

How Ukraine Has Changed Russian Diplomacy

Moscow is shunning legacy platforms for dialogue—and creating its own.

An excavator transfers imported iron ore at a port in Rizhao, China, on May 15, 2019.
An excavator transfers imported iron ore at a port in Rizhao, China, on May 15, 2019.
A child stands in front of a makeshift shelter on the banks of a body of water.
A child stands in front of a makeshift shelter on the banks of a body of water.

Pakistan’s Flood Disaster Shows the Perils of Climate Shortsightedness

“We have never had a really good plan in terms of how we counter climate change,” one expert noted.

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NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg
Linda Thomas-Greenfield appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Linda Thomas-Greenfield appears before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
The Taiwanese navy launches a U.S.-made missile
The Taiwanese navy launches a U.S.-made missile
A military transport plane departs overhead as Afghans hoping to leave the country wait outside the Kabul airport on Aug. 23, 2021. Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan earlier in August, more than 120,000 people were airlifted out of Afghanistan in one of the largest mass evacuations in U.S. history.
A military transport plane departs overhead as Afghans hoping to leave the country wait outside the Kabul airport on Aug. 23, 2021. Since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan earlier in August, more than 120,000 people were airlifted out of Afghanistan in one of the largest mass evacuations in U.S. history.

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An archery target featuring the face of Russian President Vladimir Putin

Ukraine Put Putin in the Corner. Here’s What May Happen Next.

Mobilization could be in the cards, escalation is in the air, and Russian nationalists are braying for blood.

Leaders of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member states pose for a family photo during a summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Sept. 16.
Leaders of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation member states pose for a family photo during a summit in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Sept. 16.

Kazakhstan Is Breaking Out of Russia’s Grip

The Ukraine war has given Astana a unique chance to frustrate Moscow.

A closeup of Russian President Vladimir Putin
A closeup of Russian President Vladimir Putin

What Russia’s Elites Think of Putin Now

The president successfully preserved the status quo for two decades. Suddenly, he’s turned into a destroyer.

A member of the Zimbabwe Republic Police is seen in front of an electoral poster of President Emmerson Mnangagwa
A member of the Zimbabwe Republic Police is seen in front of an electoral poster of President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Cafe Meeting Turns Into Tense Car Chase for U.S. Senate Aides in Zimbabwe

Leading lawmaker calls on Biden to address Zimbabwe’s “dire” authoritarian turn after the incident.

Political Theater

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Watching Gogol in Simferopol

Life imitates art in Crimea, where nothing seems real anymore except the tears and the vodka.

People arrive to watch the actress Zsofia Szamosi perform in the play Pali at the Jozsef Katona Theater in Budapest on Jan. 18, 2019.
People arrive to watch the actress Zsofia Szamosi perform in the play Pali at the Jozsef Katona Theater in Budapest on Jan. 18, 2019.

Orban’s Macbeth

The tragic figure behind the Hungarian populist leader’s efforts to remake his country’s theater.

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TTTC

The Refugee Puppeteer

Inside Zaatari Camp, one volunteer is on a mission to help war-weary children overcome their disabilities and fears with theater.

A musician wearing a Soviet militia uniform stands before the entrance of the Ilkhom Theatre in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on March 13.
A musician wearing a Soviet militia uniform stands before the entrance of the Ilkhom Theatre in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, on March 13.

Tashkent Underground

The Ilkhom Theatre Company has kept freedom alive in Uzbekistan since before the fall of the Soviet Union.

visual stories

Members of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service rest.
Members of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service rest.

Forest of the Dead

Another mass grave in Ukraine reveals the horrors of Russia’s occupation.

The head of a man emerges from floodwaters.
The head of a man emerges from floodwaters.

The Month in World Photos

A disputed presidential election in Kenya. Deadly airstrikes in Gaza. And extreme weather around the globe. This was August 2022.

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Pakistan After the Floods

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Pakistan has been plagued by economic crisis, political unrest, and now by catastrophic and deadly flooding.  At 34 years old, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is the country’s youngest foreign min...Show more

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Reporters’ Notebook — Ukraine War Developments

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With Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order of a partial mobilization of reservists to bolster his forces in Ukraine, Russia’s invasion has potentially entered an even more destructive...Show more

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg

In just the past week, Ukraine’s military has liberated some 2,400 square miles of territory captured by Russian forces since the war began in February. These gains—the most tangible tur...Show more