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People demonstrate in support of Operation Car Wash and against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in São Paulo on April 7.

Brazil’s Car Wash Investigation Faces New Pressures

Five years in, the mammoth corruption probe, beset by scandal, shows no signs of slowing down.

Piglets stand in a pen at a pig farm in Yiyang county, in China's central Henan province, on Aug. 10, 2018.

China’s Outrage Culture Packs a Mean Punch

UBS is the latest company to cave to irrational but politically powerful demands.

The sun sets at the Summer Palace on October 8, 2005 in Beijing, China.

China Is Winning the Solar Space Race

The United States should be leading on the energy of the future — but it keeps blowing its chances.

Nayib Bukele speaks during the closing rally of his campaign in San Salvador on Jan. 26.

El Salvador’s Trump Takes Office

Can Nayib Bukele cozy up to the United States?

Protesters hold placards and shout slogans during a rally against the extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 9.

How to Speak Out and Stay Hidden in Hong Kong

Protest veterans have developed new tactics—but so have the police.

Fighters with the Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah party, carry flags as they parade in a southern suburb of the capital Beirut, to mark the al-Quds (Jerusalem) International Day, on May 31.

Hezbollah Isn’t Just in Beirut. It’s in New York, Too.

The trial of a senior operative reveals the extent of the terrorist organization’s reach in the United States and Canada.

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) logo is displayed in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008.

How to Take Care of an Ex-Spy

Former intelligence officers need compassion —or they can turn sour.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during a rally in Ahmedabad on May 26.

How Hindu Nationalism Went Mainstream

And what that means for Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party

Guests look at Baidu's products at the annual Baidu World Technology Conference in Beijing on November 1, 2018.

AI Can Thrive in Open Societies

The belief that China’s surveillance gives it an advantage is misleading—and dangerous.

A Saudi fan holds a scarf with portraits of King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, during a friendly football match between Saudi Arabia and Iraq for the "Superclassico" championship at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh on Oct. 15, 2018.

Mohammed bin Salman’s Fake Anti-Extremist Campaign

The Saudi crown prince vowed to crack down on radical clerics—but the victims have mostly been advocates for moderate Islam.

British Prime Minister David Cameron speaking during the Conservative Party Spring Forum on April 9, 2014 in London, United Kingdom.   (Photo by Kerry Davies - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Britain’s Tories Bravely Put Party Before Country

Internal fights among the Conservatives have wrecked the U.K.—and Labour isn’t much better.

A Chinese worker looks on as a cargo ship is loaded at a port in Qingdao, China, on July 13, 2017.

China Is Bluffing in the Trade War

Chinese leaders say they can effectively retaliate against Trump’s tariffs. They’re wrong.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures during a rally in Ahmedabad on May 26, 2019.

Modi’s Nationalism Is Spoiling His Global Brand

India’s leader has to mix a muscular foreign policy with a softer touch.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu casts his vote during Israel's parliamentary elections in Jerusalem, on April 9.

How to End Israel’s Political Impasse

A dysfunctional electoral system stopped Benjamin Netanyahu from forming a government. The country needs to enact two simple reforms, or it will face perpetual stalemate.

An Orthodox priest and cadets of the Nakhimov naval academy take part in the opening ceremony for the start of a new academic year known as the "Day of Knowledge" in Saint-Petersburg, on September 1, 2018.

Russians Are Getting Sick of Church

Orthodox Christianity—and Vladimir Putin—are at the center of the country’s newest culture war.

A derrick pumps in an oil field in Kuwait on Jan. 15, 2003.

The United States’ Antitrust Laws Can’t Match Saudi Aramco

Congress should pass NOPEC to give America a fighting chance against oil cartels.

Protesters shout out after police fired tear gas during a rally against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019.

Hong Kongers Won’t Bow to Beijing. But Their Leaders Will.

The city’s leaders are answerable to the party, not the public.

Demonstrators take a rest the night after a protest against a controversial extradition law proposal in Hong Kong on June 12, 2019.

Britain Failed Hong Kong

The U.K. owes Hong Kongers fighting for democracy a moral debt.

A Medical Campaign Against Nuclear Weapons poster from the 1980s.

Nuclear Disarmament’s Lessons for Climate Change.

If we can ban nukes, we can ban carbon emissions. Here’s how.

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