How a Dream Job Became a Bureaucratic Nightmare for a Top U.N. Lawyer
Chief advocate for alleged terrorists sanctioned by the United Nations announces his resignation citing red tape, rule-of-law issues.
Macron’s Big Vaccination Gamble
The French president is making vaccines mandatory for many—sparking fresh protests ahead of next year’s elections.
U.S. Officials Make Last-Minute Push to Get Afghan Spies Out Before Withdrawal
Intelligence assets who worked for the CIA now face deadly reprisals.
In Laos, a Dubious Dam Threatens Luang Prabang
A hydroelectric project could force UNESCO to delist the spectacular World Heritage Site.
South Africa’s Twin Crises Are Feeding Each Other
Political chaos is worsening the third wave of the coronavirus.
Lawmakers Gear Up to Wrest Back War Powers From the White House
They say the effort seeks to reverse decades of encroachment by the executive branch.
What’s Next for Christian Zionists?
The backbone of Israel’s support in the United States is a group of evangelical Christians, but their power is threatened by the changing of the political guard.
Central Asia Braces for Fallout of U.S. Pullout From Afghanistan
Since the war began, America has had one lens for Central Asia. What happens now?
Hungary’s Opposition Smells Blood in the Water
After three straight electoral victories by Viktor Orban, an unlikely coalition senses a chance to halt the country’s slide into authoritarianism.
Biden to Ship Millions of Vaccines to Africa
The United States will donate 25 million doses as African countries reel from a third wave of COVID-19.
Iran Nuclear Talks Stalled While U.S. Waits for Raisi
Hopes for a fast deal—or any deal at all—are fading.
Congress Aims to Nix the Forever War
It’s still unclear if the Senate bill can garner enough Republican votes to pass.
Russia Thwarts U.S. Bid to Expand Syrian Aid Corridors
But the rival powers strike a compromise that prevents catastrophic shut-off of lifesaving aid to Syrians.
U.S. Blunts China’s Vaccine Diplomacy in Latin America
The Biden administration ships millions of vaccines to the region as its public health crisis worsens.
U.S. to Prop Up Afghan Air Force
Afghanistan will get an injection of contractor support and planes for its beleaguered Air Force.
Putin Is Testing Biden’s Cyber Resolve
New attacks after the Geneva summit were expected. But Washington doesn’t appear to know how to respond yet.
The Geopolitical Fault Line Behind the Attack on Tbilisi Pride
LGBT rights are at the center of the struggle over Georgia’s Western leanings.
France Bids Adieu to Its Military Mission in West Africa
But banishing the neocolonial approach is easier said than done.