The Rev. Andrew Brunson, escorted by Turkish plainclothes police officers, arrives at his house in Izmir on July 25. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)

Erdogan May Have Freed Pastor Brunson, But Turkey’s Economy Is Still Trapped

Even if Trump lifts sanctions now, the lira won’t recover for a long time.

U.S. President Donald Trump takes questions as he departs the White House in Washington on Oct. 2. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

The World Will Soon Start Talking Like Trump

Three lessons about communicating that politicians in the United States, and abroad, are learning from the current U.S. president.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman participates in a meeting between members of the British government and Saudi ministers and delegates in London on March 7. (Dan Kitwood/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Will the Saudis’ Khashoggi Confession Get Them Off the Hook?

By claiming they were only trying to abduct the journalist, they’re hoping to draw a moral equivalence with U.S. renditions.

An oil worker lies on a deck during a fire drill aboard the Pemex Ku-S oil processing center in the Gulf of Mexico on Aug. 5, 2010. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images)

Mexico and Brazil’s Crude Politics

A potential return to resource nationalism could set both countries back.

Tech leader Trae Stephens says the Pentagon’s "spray and pray" investment strategy won't pay off. (Staff/AFP/Getty Images)

Pentagon Criticized for ‘Spray and Pray’ Approach to Innovation

A prominent tech leader says the Defense Department’s investment strategy hampers its ability to compete with China on military innovation.

Indian activists shout slogans outside a police station as they demand justice for Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta, who has accused actor Nana Patekar of sexual harassment, in Mumbai on October 11.

India’s #MeToo Moment Came Late, but It Will Be Transformative

The rage that animated protests against sexual violence in 2012 has returned, and Indian women are fearlessly speaking out against powerful perpetrators.

British Prime Minister Theresa May and Arlene Foster, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) visit Belleek Pottery, on July 19, 2018 in St Belleek, Northern Ireland. (Clodagh Kilcoyne - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The Democratic Unionist Party Isn’t Bluffing on Brexit. It’s Being ‘Thran.’

The small Northern Irish party that props up the British government has a history of belligerence and brinkmanship. But ultimately it will blink.

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis speaks to members of the press before a press briefing at the Pentagon on Aug. 28. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Who Will Replace Mattis?

Trump signals in an interview that his defense secretary might be out.

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House on March 20. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

This Is America’s Middle East Strategy on Steroids

Donald Trump isn’t just maintaining an alliance with Saudi Arabia—he’s choosing it over the rest of the world.

U.S. President Donald Trump, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, and Vice President Mike Pence walk into the Pentagon for a meeting January 18, 2018 in Washington, DC. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Security Brief: Beginning of the End for Mattis; Khashoggi Strains U.S.-Saudi Alliance; Brunson Comes Home

Everything you need to know about Trump’s ‘60 Minutes’ interview, Ankara’s sudden decision to release American pastor Andrew Brunson, Hurricane Michael’s trail of destruction at a major Florida air force base, and more.

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China’s Great Leap Backward

For decades, the country managed to avoid most problems suffered by dictatorships. Now Xi Jinping’s personal power play risks undermining everything that made China exceptional.

Children read the Quran at a temporary shelter after the tsunami and earthquake in Palu, Indonesia, on Oct. 9. (Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Indonesia’s Indigenous Languages Hold the Secrets of Surviving Disaster

Introducing hard-learned local wisdom into warning efforts could save thousands of lives.

Supporters of opposition leader and newly elected Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan celebrate in the streets of Yerevan on May 8. (Karen Minasyan/AFP/Getty Images)

Armenia’s Post-Revolution Party Is Over

The country’s new government wants to root out corruption—but the ancien régime isn't giving up without a fight.

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at the party’s annual conference in Liverpool on Sept. 26. (Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images)

Labour Can’t Escape Britain’s Omnishambles

Deep internal divisions and a looming Brexit will mire Corbyn as much as May.

U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson arrives at Adnan Menderes Airport ahead of his departure from Turkey in Izmir on Oct. 12. (Omer Sut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Erdogan Frees U.S. Pastor While Still Managing to Embarrass Trump

Turkey’s leaks in the Khashoggi case have put the U.S. president in a tight spot.

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Mapped: The Absent Ambassadors

Khashoggi ordeal spotlights staffing gap at embassies around the world.

Wendy Sherman, the U.S. undersecretary of state for political affairs, sits next to (from left) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Robert Malley from the U.S. National Security Council, and European Union representative Helga Schmid during a negotiation session with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif over Iran's nuclear program in Lausanne, Switzerland, on March 20, 2015. (Brian Snyder/AFP/Getty Images)

In Negotiations With Iran, ‘There’s Always One More Thing’

On the podcast: Wendy Sherman recounts the grueling path to the Iran nuclear deal.

U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a cabinet meeting in the White House on Aug. 16. (Oliver Contreras/Pool/Getty Images)

Has Trump Read His Own Counterterrorism Strategy?

The president’s views don’t seem to line up with those of his team.

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