A Russian soldier stands guard during a joint patrol with Turkish forces in the countryside of Darbasiyah, Syria.

Our Top Weekend Reads

Russia’s growing presence in Syria, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigns, and dubious election fraud claims in Malawi.

A protester holds a stick in front of Malawi Defense Force soldiers at the entrance of the Malawian parliament during a demonstration by opposition supporters against the re-election of the president, which protesters say was due to fraud, on July 4 in Lilongwe, Malawi.

Malawi’s Election Was Not Stolen With White-Out

A disputed presidential poll in the small southern African country has led to upheaval. International observers must release key data rather than staying silent if they want to promote stability and trust in the electoral process.

Ships in the Port Louis harbor in Mauritius on Dec. 25, 2015. (T. Vale/Getty Images)

African Governments Are Paying for the World Bank’s Mauritius Miracle

Ghost offices on the small island provide legal but questionable means of siphoning tax dollars away from poor countries and into the pockets of the global elite.

Load 10 More Articles