Super-Patriotic Anime Youth Wars!
Can the mighty Communist Party win the hearts of China’s youth, or will the 2D world lure them into Japan's clutches?
Inside the Strange Bubble World of Davos
Scenes from Switzerland’s annual gathering of the rich and clueless.
Trump Administration’s Top Europe Diplomat Resigns
A Russia hawk, A. Wess Mitchell helped reassure U.S. allies worried about the president’s relationship with Putin.
Europe’s Future Is as China’s Enemy
The continent can save NATO—but only if it takes Washington’s side in its growing struggle with Beijing.
The Coming Fight for the Dalai Lama’s Soul
Beijing’s Buddhist diplomacy depends on controlling the Tibetan leader’s next reincarnation.
The Other Magic Kingdom
Saudi Arabia is making a very risky bet that it can become an international tourist destination.
Xi Jinping, Release These Men
The detention of Canadian citizens on spurious charges by Beijing sends a dangerous message.
Black Is the New Orange
With Soviet-style illiberalism on the rise, what is there to celebrate on the five-year anniversary of Ukraine’s Maidan uprising?
Security Brief: The Mueller Scoop That Wasn’t; McGurk Speaks Out
Special Counsel Robert Mueller issued a rare statement disputing reporting on his investigation, and Trump's former envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition speaks out.
Springtime for Strongmen
The world’s authoritarians are on the march—and the West helped pave the way.
#MeToo Goes Global
Here’s where the movement took off in 2018—and where to look for activism in 2019.
Is the World Prepared for the Next Financial Crisis?
New regulations and reforms have helped, but major threats still loom.
The End of Economics?
Human beings are rarely rational—so it’s time we all stopped pretending they are.
Power to the People
Across the globe, new political players, often from outside the mainstream, are displacing the usual suspects.
Iran’s Deadly Puppet Master
Gen. Stanley McChrystal explains exactly why Qassem Suleimani is so dangerous.
Taking on the Kremlin From His Couch
Eliot Higgins and Bellingcat are fighting Vladimir Putin and his ilk, using little more than computers and smartphones.
The Word From a Climate Change Believer
Whatever the main issues of 2019 end up being, climate change will make them worse.