List of Obituary articles
The Scandalous Life and Career of Silvio Berlusconi
The former Italian leader loved topless women and Vladimir Putin but hated being compared to Donald Trump.
Pervez Musharraf Dragged His Country Down
The charismatic Pakistani general aimed to be a great national leader but failed by shredding the constitution and recklessly doing Washington’s bidding.
Jiang Zemin Helped China Become a Global Powerhouse
With a steady hand—and some willingness to face criticism—he ushered China into the world economy.
Queen Elizabeth II Was a Pillar of Stability in Tumultuous Times
Her successor will need to adapt while also protecting the age-old magic of the monarchy.
A Queen for the Ages
Through tragedy and tumult, Queen Elizabeth II was a model of constancy. Her death will have important repercussions for the monarchy and the future of the United Kingdom.
Ayman al-Zawahiri’s Legacy of Terror
He inherited the leadership of al Qaeda when U.S. forces killed Osama bin Laden but lacked his predecessor’s charisma.
The Tragedy of Robert McFarlane
He aspired to be the next Henry Kissinger. Instead, he became embroiled in the Iran-Contra scandal.
Childhood Trauma Taught Madeleine Albright to Stand Up to Despots
But Ukraine’s plight haunted her final days.
What Madeleine Albright Taught Me
Albright embodied the good America stood for in the 1990s among my generation of Bosnians.
Oksana Baulina, Fashion Editor-Turned-Kremlin Scourge, Killed in Kyiv
Russia loses a passionate voice against injustice.