How a Journalist-Turned-Politician Became the Best Hope for Israel’s Anyone-but-Bibi Camp
Centrist Yair Lapid refused to join Netanyahu’s coalition last year. Now the decision is paying off.
The Last Fishermen of Kashmir
Once teeming lakes are fast disappearing and with them, a lucrative career for tens of thousands of people in the region.
What if Countries That Excel at Vaccinations Still Don’t Achieve Herd Immunity?
Israel emerges as a test case.
In Publisher’s Death, Lebanese See One More Unsolved Murder
Hezbollah suspected in the killing of Lokman Slim but accountability is unlikely.
Ukraine’s President Finally Flexes His Muscles
Volodymyr Zelensky is taking on his country’s pro-Russian media machine. But can he emerge victorious?
Singing for Inclusivity in Turkey
Yeliz Guzel’s pride choir brought LGBTQ Turks together—but left her ostracized.
The High Stakes of Turkey’s University Protests
The Erdogan regime has gotten used to controlling the country’s social institutions, but university students have had enough.
Will Brazilians Ever Dump Bolsonaro?
Brazil’s president downplayed the risk of COVID-19, delayed the purchase of lifesaving vaccines, and dithered as citizens died in Manaus—but his hold on power remains strong.
Dead Men Don’t Testify
Even in death, billionaire Sheldon Adelson remains good for Israel's Netanyahu.
Ben Ali’s Ghost Still Haunts Tunisia
The Arab Spring’s democratic success story is wrestling with the vestiges of an authoritarian past.
What’s Next for Myanmar
State leader Min Aung Hlaing, who was due to retire as commander in chief when he turns 65 in July, could now extend his hold on power.
Poland’s Businesses Are Rejecting Their Lockdown
The Polish government ordered the economy to shut down. Small-business owners organized a mutiny.
Among the Unanticipated Outcomes of the U.S. Election: A Palestinian One
Abbas agrees to face voters more than a decade after his term expired.
Outside Powers Are Making the Conflict in the Central African Republic Worse
Proxy wars pitting France and Chad against Russia and Rwanda threaten to destabilize the entire region while subjecting Central Africans to more violence and instability.
Ahead of Biden’s Inauguration, a Solemn Eeriness Descends on the Capital
A maze of checkpoints stretches across Washington’s commercial and residential districts, webbed in caution tape and patrolled by thousands of troops.
Red Card for Emirati Royal’s Soccer Diplomacy?
A peculiar deal that symbolized the entente between Israel and the UAE could get nixed.
Looming Aid Cuts Will Harm Afghan Women’s Health
With violence on the rise and the U.S. military drawing down, international donors are pulling back some assistance to Afghanistan. Women in refugee camps stand to suffer.
The End of the Road for Bibi?
Another Israeli election and a rebellion in the ruling Likud party spell trouble for Netanyahu.
Lebanon’s Concrete Cartel
How business interests prevent Lebanon from rebuilding its infrastructure, government, and economy.
Old Rivals in Kashmir Are Joining Forces Against Modi
India’s attack on Kashmiri autonomy has united two parties that were once sworn enemies. The newly formed Gupkar Alliance could reshape the disputed region’s politics and cause problems for the BJP.