Central Asia Struggles With Fallout From China’s Internment of Minorities
Kazakh case draws attention to plight of hundreds of thousands detained in Xinjiang
An Alliance Annulled
Netanyahu has antagonized Israel’s most loyal Arab allies and opened a new front in the country’s culture wars.
Somalia Is a Country Without an Army
The United Nations and foreign powers claim they are dedicated to building up the Somali National Army. Instead, they have become complicit in its dysfunction.
Press Freedom Is Still Under Attack in Slovakia
A journalist’s murder shocked the country in February, but it hasn’t led to a more independent media.
Will Congo Go to the Polls—Or Go to War?
The government claims the country is having an election. Fighters in the East are preparing for battle.
Mexico Can’t Handle Your Tired, Poor, and Huddled Masses
Ever since Donald Trump's election, America's southern neighbor has become a growing destination for migrants—and the country is already buckling under the strain.
Chinese Hackers Back Beijing’s Authoritarian Pals
Cambodian dissidents come under cyberattack in run-up to sham election.
Duterte vs. God
The Philippine president likes to pick fights. But can he win against the Catholic Church?
Turkey Has Made a Quagmire for Itself in Syria
The Turkish military has discovered it's much easier to invade Syria than to govern it.
India’s Secularists Have an Authoritarianism Problem
Indians are increasingly forced to choose between Hindu nationalism and egalitarian dictatorship.
‘We Belong to Afghanistan’
Rawail Singh believed in a peaceful future for Sikhs like him in his homeland — and died for it.
In Bosnia, Forgetting Could Mean a Brighter Future
The debate over whether to build an official memorial to Sarajevo's Romeo and Juliet, murdered in 1993, exposes the pain and peril of dwelling on the past.
Sanctions Against Sudan Didn’t Harm an Oppressive Government — They Helped It
The end of economic isolation hasn’t brought a financial windfall or more freedom. Instead, the regime is as strong as ever while ordinary people suffer.
Myanmar’s Brutal Military Is Convicting Its Own Soldiers of Atrocities
Generals of an army accused of genocide have started putting troops in the dock, and it’s not because they care about human rights.
Children Are Paying the Price for Afghanistan’s Endless War
As schools become targets, young Afghans are living and working on the streets — and the government isn’t doing much to protect them.
Erdogan Has Mastered Democracy
For all the deserved criticisms of Turkey's president, the man knows how to win an election.
Erdogan Is Making the Ottoman Empire Great Again
Turkey is leveraging tradition to expand its power in Europe — but the history cuts both ways.
Can Pedro Sánchez Put Spain Back Together Again?
The 2017 crisis in Catalonia tore the country apart. The new Spanish prime minister will need to fend off rivals and manage alliances to stay in power long enough to heal the wounds.
Malaysia’s $6.5 Billion Scandal Almost Sank Its Democracy
The cover-up of the 1MDB affair was taking the country toward autocracy — until the people won the day.
How Far Will Bavaria’s CSU Go to Fend Off Germany’s Far-Right?
Angela Merkel’s sister party, the Christian Social Union, is taking an extreme line on refugees and threatening to bring down her coalition.