Angela Merkel’s Great Escape
The chancellor's response to the refugee crisis was going to be her downfall. Then Germany's welfare state kicked in.
This Land Is Their Land
Immigration is inevitable. When will the West learn that it promises salvation — not destruction?
On the Edge of Afghanistan
A decimated economy, a resurgent Taliban, and growing tensions with Iran are driving disenchanted Afghans to seek opportunities abroad. And for many it’s their only option.
Rescuing Migrants From a Couch in Galicia
How a school administrator in Spain is helping save refugees with little more than fervor and a phone.
A Sneak Peek at America’s War Plans for North Korea
The Pentagon has been running war games for years, and the results aren’t pretty.
No Country for Civilians
The sudden exodus from war-torn South Sudan is the largest Africa has seen since the 1994 Rwandan genocide. This is what a nation without civilians looks like.
German Philosophy Has Finally Gone Viral. Will That Be Its Undoing?
A new generation of rockstar philosophers are taking the discipline to the masses. But their TED Talks, TV shows, and best-sellers might be ruining it forever.
One Woman’s Fight to Claim Her ‘Blackness’ in Brazil
The experience of a young lawyer raises difficult questions about race, belonging, and the bureaucracy of affirmative action in a country lauded for its egalitarian history.
Out of India
A wave of brutal violence against visiting college students is forcing the country to examine its racism problem.
Inside Israel’s Secret Program to Get Rid of African Refugees
They were promised asylum somewhere closer to home. Then they were discarded — often in a war zone.
The Convenient Disappearance of Climate Change Denial in China
From Western plot to party line, how China embraced climate science to become a green-energy powerhouse.
Lidio Javier’s Long Journey Home
Tracing the steps of one young Mexican who died in the Arizona desert suggests Trump’s wall won’t do much to deter migrants — and could kill more like him.
The Other Women’s Movement
They voted for Donald Trump. Their European sisters are supporting nationalist movements of their own. And they’re not who you think they are.
The Russian Question
Moscow may no longer be a superpower, but its revanchist politics are unsettling the international order. How should Donald Trump deal with Vladimir Putin?
Trump’s Team of Rivals, Riven by Distrust
Mike Flynn, Jim Mattis, and Rex Tillerson don’t have much in common with each other — or Donald Trump. But together they might revolutionize American foreign policy.