A Besieged Macron Doubles Down on de Gaulle
To distract from runaway protests, the French president is making a show of independence on the world stage.
How Ordinary Afghans Are Living the ‘Afghanistan Papers’
The prospect of a revival of talks with the Taliban is persuading no one after two protracted civil wars that have taken up the lives of most Afghans.
In Scotland’s Swing Seats, Nationalists Are Selling Voters on Independence
Mired in the unpopular Brexit process, the Tories will have to convince voters that the union is worth it to keep hotly contested seats.
The Biggest Threat to Boris Johnson Isn’t Jeremy Corbyn
The British prime minister isn’t afraid of the Labour party’s leader. To retain his parliamentary seat in an increasingly diverse west London district, Johnson is facing a tight race to fend off Ali Milani, a 25-year-old immigrant from Iran.
The Enemies of Sudan’s Democracy Are Lurking Everywhere
The country successfully toppled a dictator. Now it's in an epic battle to secure freedom.
Croatia Is Abusing Migrants While the EU Turns a Blind Eye
The evidence of Croatian police violence toward migrants is overwhelming, but Brussels continues to praise and fund Zagreb for patrolling the European Union’s longest external land border.
Can Culture, Not Blood, Make You Italian?
A new generation of students raised and schooled in Italy are pushing to reform outdated citizenship laws that reward those with Italian bloodlines rather than people who have lived in the country all their lives.
Is Canada Violating Its Constitution by Sending Refugees Back to the United States?
A federal court case could stop Ottawa from treating the United States as a safe third country due to the Trump administration’s harsh policies toward asylum-seekers.
The Fight for ISIS’s Old Territory Is Just Beginning
A host of forces including Turkish and Iranian proxies to Russian troops and Syrian government forces are jockeying for control of the lands that once were held by the Islamic State.
Untouchable No More: Hezbollah’s Fading Reputation
As Hezbollah sides with Lebanon's political elite, protesters in Beirut are increasingly willing to criticize it.
Poland’s State of the Media
How public television became an outlet for the Law and Justice party—and what it means for democracy.
No ‘End Date’ for U.S. Troops in Syria
Top general is confident he can keep pressure on the Islamic State, but a recent watchdog report says the group could reconstitute.
From Model to Muddle: Chile’s Sad Slide Into Upheaval
Chile’s government has sought for years to fix inequality problems that date to free market reforms under Pinochet. It just wasn’t nearly enough.
Life on the Front Lines in Northern Syria
With echoes of shelling from Turkish-allied forces nearby, families sheltering in abandoned villages wonder when they can go home.
Top U.S. General: It’s ‘Very Possible’ Iran Will Attack Again
The threat from Tehran continues to increase despite U.S. military buildup, U.S. Central Command’s Gen. Kenneth McKenzie says.
Moldova’s Failed Revolution Is Not Over Yet
Explaining every political crisis in a former Soviet country as a tug of war between East and West misses the point. The problem is a system of nepotism, patronage, and entrenched corruption.
Colombia Joins Latin America’s Wave of Protests
After hundreds of thousands of anti-government demonstrators took to the streets, President Iván Duque’s administration faces calls to address a range of demands.
Back to the Wall, Netanyahu Fights for His Political Life
Even after a devastating indictment, it may be too soon to count out the Israeli prime minister known as “the magician.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.