How Hungary’s Far-Right Extremists Became Warm and Fuzzy
The Jobbik party, once known for its overt racism and anti-Semitism, is trying to reinvent itself as the responsible voice of the center.
Can Abiy Ahmed Save Ethiopia?
The announcement of a new prime minister has led to widespread celebrations, but reforming the country without alienating the army will not be easy.
Life Inside China’s Social Credit Laboratory
The party’s massive experiment in ranking and monitoring Chinese citizens has already started.
Assad’s Divide and Conquer Strategy Is Working
After months of merciless bombardment, the Syrian regime is now exploiting rebel rivalries to win back Eastern Ghouta.
Syria Is Threatening to Break the Aid World
In a nighttime ride from the Syrian border, the president of the Red Cross describes tensions between his moral principles and the country's political realities.
A Light Unto Some Nations
How Israel's policy toward African asylum-seekers transformed it from a land of refuge into a land of deportation.
Blood on Their Hands?
By condoning corruption and denouncing the press, Slovakia's government created an atmosphere in which journalists became targets.
A Summer Vacation in China’s Muslim Gulag
How one university student was almost buried by the “people's war on terror.”
Only the Law Can Stop Duterte’s Murderous War on Drugs
Local lawyers are fighting to hold the Philippine government accountable. To win, they need international human rights groups to give them more help.
Make the Papal States Great Again
Italy’s most dangerous populists are the immigrant-hating Catholic fundamentalists of Forza Nuova.
Spy Chiefs Descend on Munich Confab in Record Numbers
An annual security gathering in Munich has become the new hot spot for top intelligence officials meeting in the shadows of a public event.
Ethiopia’s Great Rift
Will a power struggle within the ruling party lead to reform — or more repression?
What Happens When a Major World City Runs Dry?
As Cape Town counts down to Day Zero, South Africans worry about severe unrest and outbreaks of disease.
Vladimir Putin’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ Moment
Russia's highly-touted peace conference to end the war in Syria was an utter debacle.
The Korea Hawk Who Wasn’t Hawkish Enough
Victor Cha is experienced, informed — and no peacenik. None of that mattered for the Trump administration.
Iran Is Losing Its Jihad on Tobacco
The Islamic Republic's anti-smoking campaign is yet another example of the government's shaky control over its population.
Never Mind the Troika, Here’s Rouvikonas
Greece’s prolonged austerity has given rise to a movement of middle-class anarchism.
Inside a European Center to Combat Russia’s Hybrid Warfare
Western countries are looking for new ways to defend against a new generation of war. Does a center in Finland have the answers?
An Emissary to Tyranny
Serving as a U.S. diplomat in Zimbabwe is tough. Life for African-American diplomats there is even harder.
India’s Hospitals Are Filling Up With Desperate Americans
Are deep-pocketed medical tourists the cause of, or solution to, India's health care problems?