The Geography of Gulenism in Turkey
As trials against the Gulen movement wrap up, a look at how deep its influence really was.
The State of War
The world is more peaceful than ever, except when it comes to state violence against citizens.
Security Brief: Boeing 737 Safety Systems Under Scrutiny; Terror in Christchurch
Federal transportation officials are examining the aircraft giant’s safety reports.
Syria’s Civil War Is Now 3 Civil Wars
The fight to depose Assad is over. The battle over his regime’s boundaries has no end in sight.
The Japanese Air Force Needs an Upgrade
Faced with China’s increasing aggression, Japan must invest in fifth-generation fighter jets to deter Beijing’s expansion.
China’s Economic Black Box
Beijing’s recent GDP downgrade shows that it is serious about fixing its data problem.
Modi’s Bullet Train Dreams Are Hitting Rural Roadblocks
With elections coming soon, land rights are getting in the way of an easy political win.
Christchurch Has Seen Trauma Before—Just Not Like This
The quiet New Zealand city has endured natural disaster. But until March 15, it had never faced an unnatural one.
The Dark Web Enabled the Christchurch Killer
The attack in New Zealand was inspired in part by the Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, but the real threat is lone wolves lurking in the far corners of the Internet.
The Inspiration for Terrorism in New Zealand Came From France
The gunman who massacred Muslims was inspired by ideas that have circulated for decades on the French far-right.
Our Best Weekend Reads
This week, New Zealand saw its worst-ever terrorist attack, and Boeing aircraft around the world were grounded.
The Pentagon’s Empty Throne
Patrick Shanahan, America’s longest-serving acting defense secretary, faces an increasingly hostile Senate.
How the Christchurch Shooter Played the World’s Media
Friday’s shooting in New Zealand was a terrorist attack conceived for the internet era.
FP’s Guide to Islamophobia
In light of the terrorist attack on New Zealand mosques, here are some essays that help explain a global trend of Islamophobia and right-wing hate.
It’s Not Personal. It’s Just Diplomacy.
North Korea is trying to make the nuclear talks all about Trump and Kim. But history shows that professionals must lay the groundwork first.
How the 737 Max Series Went Wheels Down All Over the World
The Ethiopian Airlines crash brought flights on the latest iteration of Boeing’s best-selling aircraft to a standstill in only five days.
Comic Relief’s Vision of Africa Isn’t Funny
The perennial British charity is sticking with poverty porn in its fundraising efforts.
How Citizen Journalists Solved the Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
On the podcast: The founder of the group Bellingcat on using open sources to investigate war crimes and abuses.
Russia’s Next Land Grab Won’t Be in an Ex-Soviet State. It Will Be in Europe.
First he came for Georgia, then for Ukraine. Vladimir Putin’s next target is likely to be a non-NATO nation in the EU.
Trump Doesn’t Deserve Any Credit for His Disruptive Foreign Policy
There’s no substance behind arguments that the U.S. president is using his unpredictability to the country’s advantage.