Erdogan’s Attacks on His Old Ally Could Backfire
The Turkish president is shutting down a university to punish former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu for leaving the AKP and starting a new party, but he risks alienating precisely the voters he claims to champion.
Chile’s Protesters Have Won a Path to a New Constitution
Here’s why they want to replace the dictatorship-era document.
To the Barricades in Beirut
Lebanese protesters are reappropriating roadblocks—long a mark of civil war-era division—as a symbol of unity.
Shades of Saddam
With killings, beatings, and disappearances, the Iraqi government is growing more authoritarian in response to the protests.
Hong Kong’s Minorities Face Racism From Police and Protesters
Ethnic tensions are coming to the fore, but many minorities find solidarity with activists.
In the Line of Fire Along Kashmir’s Line of Control
Since India revoked Kashmiri autonomy in August, local villagers have been living in fear amid cross-border gunfire and unexploded shells.
Colombian Women Are Saying ‘Yes, We Can’
Colombia’s culture of machismo has created a backlash in the form of a new women’s political movement.
Amid Political Chaos, a Chance for Israel’s Arab Minority
Seeking to form a government, Benny Gantz is meeting with the Arab Joint List. What does that mean for the political future of its constituency?
Enraged Iraqi Protesters Blame Iran for Killings
Many demonstrators see Tehran’s hand in widespread violence and support for the embattled prime minister.
U.S. Congress Accidentally Boosted Ukraine’s Far-Right
A member of Congress wrote to the State Department calling out Ukraine’s Azov movement as terrorists. It backfired.
Tired of U.S. Dependence, South Korea Seeks to Build—and Sell—Its Own Weapons
The military is turning its focus to domestic research and development and seeking to become a major arms supplier, and that is scaring North Korea.
It Isn’t Just the Rohingya. Myanmar Is Now Attacking Buddhists in Rakhine State, Too.
This latest battle could be the army’s undoing.
Russia Is the Only Winner in Syria
With Washington’s policy in chaos and Erdogan moving into Putin’s orbit, Moscow has come out on top.
Lebanon’s Protests Are Leaderless. That May Be Their Strength.
Fed up with decades of economic mismanagement and corruption, most demonstrators just want the government gone.
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.
A Family Stranded by China’s Camps
Repression in Xinjiang leaves tens of thousands of children without parents.
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.
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.
All Are Stateless. Some Are Hopeless.
Hindus left stateless in Assam think Modi will save them. Muslims fear the worst.
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.
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?