What Comes Next With Iran
Plus: Another EU summit looks likely, Turkey prepares for mayoral election showdown, and the other stories we’re following today.
China’s Grip on Hong Kong
Plus: The U.N. report on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, an exodus from Congo, and the other stories we’re following today.
U.S. Blames Iran for Tanker Attacks
Plus: Expert committee convenes on Ebola, Boris Johnson inches closer to the prime minister's office, and the other stories we're following today.
The Big Chill With China?
Plus: Mexico aims for a tariff resolution, protests in the Czech Republic, and the other stories we're following today.
In Africa, All Jihad Is Local
The rush to link regional groups to the Islamic State could make militancy worse.
No Democracy Is an Island
If Washington thinks that affirming flawed votes and the leaders who benefited from them abroad isn’t harming the health of democracy at home, it is mistaken.
The World This Weekend
Venezuela’s political crisis continues to evolve, and protests persist in Sudan.
Cliches Can Kill in Congo
The country’s Ebola outbreak is spreading out of control—but it's not because of a fight over "conflict minerals."
Your Cell Phone Is Spreading Ebola
A deadly outbreak in Congo has become a global emergency because of a raging conflict over valuable minerals.
Our Best Weekend Reads
Inside the U.S. decision to get behind Congo’s election and how the United States failed Afghan women.
How Washington Got on Board With Congo’s Rigged Election
The State Department endorsed Felix Tshisekedi’s unlikely presidency, taking some U.S. officials by surprise.
From Blackwater to Batteries
Erik Prince has moved beyond mercenary armies. His next project is mining minerals in Congo and Afghanistan to help power electric cars. It’s unlikely to help conflict-ridden countries—and could harm them.
Ebola Has Gotten So Bad, It’s Normal
Africa isn’t just dealing with an outbreak anymore—and that’s bad news for everyone.
African Leaders Must Act to Stop Electoral Fraud in Congo
South Africa and Angola have influence. They must use it to ensure that the Congolese government respects the will of voters.
Congo Wanted an Election. This Isn’t What It Meant.
The country will vote for a new government, and then brace for a violent aftermath.
U.N. Report Links Congolese Government to Murder of American and Swede
Suspect’s death in prison suggests authorities might be suppressing evidence.
The U.N. concluded two of its investigators, an American and a Swede, were killed in a random ambush in Congo. But evidence suggests they may have walked into a government trap.
Is Kabila Using Ethnic Violence to Delay Elections?
What fighting in Ituri means for politics and the U.N. mission to the DRC.
Pompeo to Tap New Envoy for Troubled Central African Region
Pompeo has reversed his predecessor’s policy of eliminating special envoy posts.