Parliament Is Skeptical About Boris’s Brexit Deal
Still, if the new agreement fails to gain approval, the public may not blame Johnson at the polls.
Scotland Could Leave the United Kingdom Over Brexit—and Green Energy
The debate over how to best marshal the country's alternative energy sources may affect a new independence referendum.
A Tale of Two Polands
The Law and Justice party is tapping into divides that have split the country for centuries—and will probably win this weekend’s elections because of it.
Poland Is Purging Its Prosecutors
The PiS government is rooting out, relocating, and demoting political critics in the name of judicial reform.
For Kashmiri Graduates, India’s Clampdown Is ‘Like Death’
With the repeal of Article 370, India has opened the way for fierce competition over scarce government jobs.
In Poland’s Upcoming Election, the Law and Justice Party Is Demonizing the LGBT Community to Win
The party is likely to win the vote, but it may eventually lose the broader cultural fight.
Angry Iraqis Demand New Government
After 15 years of corruption, Iraqi protesters have finally reached a breaking point. Some even want military rule.
Does the World’s Longest Undersea Tunnel Have a China Problem?
A Chinese-financed project to connect the Estonian and Finnish capitals has hit a snag as Europe ponders how to deal with Beijing’s economic heft.
A Family Stranded by China’s Camps
Repression in Xinjiang leaves tens of thousands of children without parents.
Central Africa’s Rangers Are as Threatened as the Animals They Guard
Park staff struggle to protect the animals—and themselves—against poachers and militias.
For Mexico’s President, Forced Disappearances Could Make or Break the Justice System
A new investigation into the 2014 Ayotzinapa case may bring more answers but doesn’t guarantee real changes.
Xi Jinping Has Embraced Vladimir Putin—for Now
But the Russia-China flirtation may not last forever. As in the classic novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms,” the Chinese can be calculating about alliances.
Johnson Shifts His Political Calculations on Brexit
The prime minister now expects there will be a delay, but he thinks voters will reward him at the polls for trying.
The Capital of Xinjiang Is Now in Turkey
Ethnic cleansing of Uighurs in China has forced an exodus to Istanbul—and a desperate effort to keep their culture alive.
Risking Life and Limb to Vote in Afghanistan
Many Afghans say the threat of violence is too great to risk coming out to the polls.
In Afghanistan, It’s Brother Against Brother
How one family’s story illustrates the meaninglessness of Saturday’s election in the face of an endless civil war.
All Are Stateless. Some Are Hopeless.
Hindus left stateless in Assam think Modi will save them. Muslims fear the worst.
Addicted in Bhutan
The country’s substance use spike is undermining its focus on gross national happiness.
Inside Kashmir’s New Anti-Indian Resistance
Cut off from the outside world, Kashmiris are digging trenches, starting strikes, and preparing for a long fight ahead.
Now It’s Really ‘Do or Die’ for Boris Johnson
Following a high court ruling that his suspension of Parliament was unlawful, the lame-duck British prime minister will have to confront a hostile Commons.
Why Bibi’s on Borrowed Time
If the election hasn’t killed the Israeli leader’s political career, the indictments probably will.
They Left to Join ISIS. Now Europe Is Leaving Their Citizens to Die in Iraq.
A Belgian fighter captured in Syria was transported to Iraq to face trial. He's now on death row.
Greenland Is the Center of the World
The Arctic island offers a harrowing reminder of the environmental damage, and political dangers, already imposed by climate change.
Young Voters Care About Abortion Policy. Argentine Politicians Are Ignoring Them.
The youth vote is becoming increasingly important in Argentina, but the leading presidential candidates are deliberately avoiding the issue that matters most to them.
Honduran Protesters Have Little Cause for Hope
Even if President Juan Orlando Hernández were to leave office, the country’s problems would persist.
Kashmir’s Paramilitary Lockdown Traps Locals
Witnesses say travel is nearly impossible and communications have been severed.
In Rare Mongolia Stop, U.S. Defense Secretary Gets an Unusual Gift
Esper’s visit is designed to send a pointed signal to Mongolia’s neighbors: Russia and China.
How Sudan’s Military Overcame the Revolution
Sudan’s protesters wanted to overthrow their president and his regime. They were only half-successful.
Welcome to Ukraine’s Post-Post-Maidan Era
Ukraine’s president now has an unprecedented level of parliamentary support. What will he do with it?
Once Again, Ukraine Steps Into the Unknown
A comedian-turned-president, a rockstar-turned-party leader, and a sea of new faces in the parliament: Meet the new political reality in Ukraine.
Abiy Ahmed’s Reforms Have Unleashed Forces He Can No Longer Control
Ethiopia’s prime minister oversaw the chaotic release of thousands of prisoners, including many ethnonationalist militants. His amnesty may now be coming back to haunt him.
Chinese Cyber-Operatives Boosted Taiwan’s Insurgent Candidate
Han Kuo-yu came out of nowhere to win a critical election. But he had a little help from the mainland.
In Georgia’s Parliament, One Russian Too Many
Following violent unrest, the speaker of the Georgian Parliament steps down after a Russian lawmaker sat in his chair.
Papa, Don’t Preach
Italy’s far-right deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, is publicly attacking the pope in a battle for the country’s soul.
Big Brother Comes to Belgrade
Chinese facial recognition software has arrived in Serbia. It confirms the West’s worst fears about Huawei.
Tunisia’s Authoritarians Learn to Love Liberalism
Police unions are using their country’s newfound freedoms to protect themselves—and attack freedom fighters.