Russia Has Won the Information War in Turkey
The Kremlin doesn’t even need fake news to push its agenda on Turkish social media. Because domestic disinformation is rampant, Moscow has managed to infect both sides of the debate.
Delhi Crime and Punishment
Netflix’s hit show Delhi Crime documents the changes rocking Indian society—and not all of them are good.
Dumping One Government Won’t Fix Mali
March’s deadly massacre exposed the lack of progress since the country’s peace accords—and the many political and security reforms that are needed.
Notre Dame Is Setting Macron’s Agenda Ablaze
A national catastrophe is ruining the French president’s plans for a revival.
Politics Without Parties
From Poland to Iceland, citizens’ groups are taking matters into their own hands and bringing about genuine political change from outside the party system.
Mueller’s Bombshells Are About Putin, Not Trump
The special counsel’s report reveals a disorganized government with unclear lines of authority—and not just in Washington.
The Billionaire and the Mayor Disrupting Taiwan’s Elections
Star politician Han Kuo-yu or Foxconn leader Terry Gou could lead the country — if they can convince people they don't work for China.
Putin Should Fear Ukraine’s Russia-Friendly Front-Runner
The Kremlin will soon wish it were still dealing with a Ukrainian president who so much resembled its own.
U.N. Bureaucrats Just Want the Rohingya Off Their Plate
Dumping refugees on a doomed island in Bangladesh is as callous as it is predictable.
The Long Rise and Sudden Fall of American Diplomacy
One of Washington's most accomplished diplomats has traced how U.S. foreign policy went astray over decades—and how it can get back on track.
Separation and a Two-State Solution Aren’t the Same
Netanyahu is not the only one who opposes basic Palestinian rights. Almost all Israeli leaders reject the fundamental tenets of sovereignty that would make a Palestinian state genuine and viable.
Islam Is the Winning Ticket in Indonesia
Politics has turned religious in the world's biggest Muslim nation — but that's part of democracy too.
Russia’s Gas Web Ensnares Europe
New pipeline projects throughout the Middle East could boost Russian influence there while also ensuring the country’s role as the prime supplier of energy to Europe.
The Ultra-Orthodox Will Determine Israel’s Political Future
Netanyahu’s embrace and the left’s hostility have made the fast-growing Haredi Jewish population the right’s most reliable constituency.
Cities Will Determine the Future of Diplomacy
Urban centers are taking international relations into their own hands.
Indonesians Fight for Their Right to Not Vote
It's an act of protest—but the government calls it terrorism.
Whoever Wins Indonesia’s Presidential Election, Indigenous People Will Lose
Millions of Indonesians lack basic protections. The presidential contenders don’t seem to care.
It Takes a Village to Make a Monster
Omar al-Bashir is gone—but he was never the key to Sudan’s oppression to begin with.
Lifting Sanctions Isn’t as Simple as It Sounds
Financial wars damage and disfigure economies as much as military ones. Countries ravaged by sanctions need reconstruction, too.