When Coal Comes to Paradise
As China pushes clean energy policies at home, it is exporting its high-pollution coal industry to pristine places like Kenya’s Lamu Island—with Nairobi’s seal of approval. Local residents fear it will destroy the environment they depend on.
The Real Origins of the U.S.-China Cold War
The only way to win the next superpower showdown is to understand what exactly caused it.
The New Space Race
The latest front in a return to Cold War rivalry is the effort to build an all-American rocket for military launches.
How to Win America’s Next War
The United States faces great-power enemies. It needs a military focused on fighting them.
Vanguards of the Thawing Arctic
After two decades of war in the desert, Canadian troops must relearn how to operate in the frozen north.
The Manufacturer’s Dilemma
To secure itself, the West needs to figure out where all its gadgets are coming from. Here’s why that’s so difficult.
The Spies Who Came In From the Continent
How Brexit could spell the end of Britain’s famed advantage in intelligence.
The Spycraft Revolution
Changes in technology, politics, and business are all transforming espionage. Intelligence agencies must adapt—or risk irrelevance.
All the Legal Trouble in Trumpworld
Robert Mueller has finished his investigation, but that may be the least of the U.S. president’s worries.
All the Presidents’ Meals
America’s laden tables used to wow queens and premiers. But is state dinner diplomacy as outdated as lobster aspic?
Stand at Attention and Bite the Bullet
The Swedish military had a #MeToo problem. They decided to do something about it.
What’s Next for Venezuela?
Opposition leader Juan Guaidó has declared himself president. But even if he succeeds in restoring democracy, the hard part is just beginning.
The Women Abandoned by Peace
Victims of sexual violence and forced abortion during Colombia’s long years of conflict have yet to see justice.
Mapped: The Absent Ambassadors
Khashoggi ordeal spotlights staffing gap at embassies around the world.
Why the Military Must Learn to Love Silicon Valley
The U.S. Defense Department and big tech need each other—but getting along won’t be easy