Can Pedro Castillo Save His Presidency?
The Peruvian president’s first months in office have been characterized by chaos, extremism, and—critics say—sheer incompetence.
How Land Reform Became Uganda’s Most Controversial Problem
The land debate is a tussle for power between an indigenous kingdom and an authoritarian state.
Why Germany’s Far-Right Remains on the Fringes
Although the AfD can’t be ruled out as a political force, observers see lessons in recent elections on how to quell radical populism.
Afghanistan’s Economic Freefall
Without urgent assistance, nearly the entire country could sink into poverty, the United Nations Development Program warns.
The ‘Trial of the Century’ Will Test French Values
With 14 alleged terrorists on the stand and an election coming up, can politicians resist weighing in?
The Clock Is Ticking for Tunisia’s Saied
Most Tunisians still support the president, but time is limited.
A High-Profile Trial Spells Tribulation for the Palestinian Authority
The trial of Nizar Banat’s killers has exposed the rot at the PA’s core.
Russia and Belarus Are Using Migrants as a Weapon Against the EU
Authoritarian regimes in Moscow and Minsk are aiding Iraqis and Afghans in order to sow chaos and domestic discord in Eastern European countries.
The Kremlin’s Don’t-Get-Out-the-Vote Campaign
Russia isn’t cracking heads ahead of this weekend’s parliamentary vote—just boring people away from the polls.
Germany Braces for Election Disinformation
A growing conspiracy movement is likely to spread false narratives about the results, with echoes of Trump.
Life Under the Taliban
A few weeks after militants took over Kabul and the country, Afghanistan has gone back to a past it didn’t miss.
Erdogan’s AKP: We Didn’t Start the Fire
Why Turkey’s ruling party views environmentalism as a threat.
Indonesia Can’t Keep Up With Its COVID-19 Cases
As the massive wave driven by the delta variant spreads to outlying regions, official data may not reflect the scale of the tragedy.
Thailand’s Protests Are Turning Dangerously Violent
Brutal police responses have prompted a shift in once-peaceful movements.
Conspiracy Theories Rise From the Ashes of Greece’s Fires
The government can claim real successes amid the disaster, but rumors are running wild.
Taliban Takeover Seen as a Boon for Human Smugglers
Along one part of the Turkish border, hundreds of new Afghan migrants show up every day.
Why Iran Will Welcome the Taliban Takeover in Afghanistan
Tehran’s Shiite regime has strategic, economic, ideological, and ecological reasons for backing Sunni extremists.
Many Afghans Fear for Their Lives as Taliban Fighters Take Kabul
In a new chapter for Afghanistan, women are particularly vulnerable.
What Went Wrong With Afghanistan’s Defense Forces?
Ten provincial capitals have fallen in a week, and Kabul is teetering.