Pro-Scottish Independence supporters with Scottish Saltire flag masks pose for a picture at a rally to call for Scottish independence from the U.K. in George Square in Glasgow, Scotland, on July 30, 2016. (Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images)

Scotland’s Marriage of Inconvenience

As Brexit looms, Edinburgh may forge its own path on the world stage.

Indian security forces in Kashmir, some six miles away from the spot of a recent suicide bombing, on Feb.  18. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Narendra Modi Should Calm Tensions in Kashmir Rather Than Inflame Them

India and the United States must pressure Pakistan to stop sponsoring terrorism, but New Delhi could do much more to quell the anger fueling unrest in Kashmir.

A member of staff poses for a photograph at a workspace in the National Cyber Security Centre on Feb. 14, 2017 in London, England. (Carl Court/Getty Images)

How to Regulate the Internet Without Becoming a Dictator

The British model of filtering data rather than content can protect citizens while preserving an open internet.

A decade of Global Thinkers

A decade of Global Thinkers

The past year's 100 most influential thinkers and doers Read Now

Participants attend the opening of the two-day talks between the Taliban and Afghan opposition representatives at the President Hotel in Moscow on Feb. 5. (Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images)

India’s Afghan Dilemma Is Tougher Than Ever

As the United States contemplates leaving, New Delhi quietly reaches out to the Taliban.

American prisoners of war captured by North Korean forces await liberation at the 38th parallel on Oct. 5, 1950. (Soviet Photo Agency/Bettmann/Getty Images)

Brainwashed

A new book on interrogation during the Korean War sheds light on how the 20th century imagined prisoners of war.

People gather on the U.S.-Mexico border barrier on the beach at the Pacific ocean on February 15, 2019 in Tijuana, Mexico. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Security Brief: Constitutional Crisis Over Trump’s Wall; India, Pakistan on Edge

States sue to block construction of border wall; India, Pakistan military tensions ramp up following Kashmir attack.

Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine accused of espionage and arrested in Russia, speaks with his lawyers from inside a defendant's cage during a hearing at a court in Moscow on Jan. 22. (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

American Held in Moscow a Prisoner to Paperwork

Paul Whelan’s family can’t discuss his case with the U.S. Embassy until he returns a signed waiver.

In the Magazine

In the Magazine

The Fearless Girl statue looks up at Wall Street's Charging Bull sculpture in New York on March 29, 2018.  (Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The End of Economics?

Human beings are rarely rational—so it’s time we all stopped pretending they are.

Firefighters try to control a blaze as it spreads toward the towns of Douglas City and Lewiston in California on July 31, 2018. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

The Coming Climate Crisis

The Little Ice Age could offer a glimpse of our tumultuous future.

Understanding Trump’s Trade War

This year will show what the president really wants. Here’s what to watch for.

Springtime for Strongmen

The world’s authoritarians are on the march—and the West helped pave the way.

Voices

President Donald Trump salutes while joined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a military carry team moves the transfer case containing the remains of Scott A. Wirtz during a dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base, Jan. 19, 2019 in Dover, Delaware. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

All This Should Remind You of the Run-Up to the Iraq War

The march to war against Iran is echoing the drumbeats of America's last major Middle Eastern invasion.

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, speaks in Washington on Feb. 7. (Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

How (and How Not) to Talk About the Israel Lobby

There’s a difference between fair and unfair criticisms of AIPAC—and it’s time everyone, including AIPAC, acknowledges it.

President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and former President Barack Obama at the Washington National Cathedral on Dec. 5, 2018. (Alex Brandon/Getty Images)

Trump Is America’s First Contradiction-in-Chief

The United States has never had a military leader as bold, naive, and arrogant as the current president.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel tours the German submarine, U33, on Aug. 31, 2006 in Warnemuende, Germany. (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Why Some Countries Are Pathologically Shy

Six reasons some powerful states punch below their weight for lengthy periods.

Galleries

A woman takes part in a protest against gender violence and femicides in Mexico City on Feb. 2. (Pedro Pardo/AFP/Getty Images)

A Week in World Photos

Protest in Mexico, a blockade in Venezuela, and Lunar New Year snow in China.

A local resident uses a wet towel to fight one front of a large brush fire that started around the mountains overlooking the city center in Cape Town, South Africa, on Jan. 27. (Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images)

A Week in World Photos

Fires in Cape Town, ice in Chicago, and the spring festival in China.

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