Loose Lips Sink Democracies?
Russia has started using the West’s own reporting against it. Here’s how to respond.
Tehran Paints Over Its Anti-American Murals
The city’s old public art showed a United States to be feared. The new ones depict a country that is weaker, more laughable, and riddled with its own problems.
To Stop Fake News, Online Journalism Needs a Global Watchdog
Without regulations that push search engines and social media companies to prioritize reliable and truthful sources of information, propaganda and censored content will dominate digital platforms.
Can Comics Save International Relations?
Academics need to get better at reaching non-experts. Narrative media offer one possibility.
Thumb-Boat Diplomacy Could Undo U.S. Foreign Policy
It isn’t just Trump. All sorts of policymakers are using Twitter to promote their policies and condemn their adversaries.
It’s Trump’s World Now. What Do We Do About It?
How to fix U.S. democracy, populism, trade, and other pressing issues.
The Internet Broke the News Industry—and Can Fix It, Too
The only way to save journalism is to make readers direct participants in making, and paying for, the media.
It’s Not Just Elephants That Are Under Attack in Botswana
The country’s government is rolling back wildlife protections and endangering media freedom and the rule of law.
No Continent for Old Men
Africa has the world’s youngest population and its oldest leaders. If the next generation wants change, young Africans must abandon dreams of private-sector success and enter the political arena.
Mattis’s Successor Signals He Wants to End the Pentagon’s Long Silence
Mark Esper is beefing up his media relations team. But is it too late?
India’s Media Can’t Speak Truth to Power
Journalism is in trouble in the world’s largest democracy. The consequences could be dire.
Poland’s Government Is Systematically Silencing Opposition Voices
Adam Michnik was a hero of the anti-communist struggle. Now his renowned newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, is under attack from a ruling party that refuses to tolerate dissent.
Russia Has Won the Information War in Turkey
The Kremlin doesn’t even need fake news to push its agenda on Turkish social media. Because domestic disinformation is rampant, Moscow has managed to infect both sides of the debate.
How Russia Sows Confusion in the U.S. Vaccine Debate
Not content to cause political problems, Moscow’s trolls are also undermining public health.
Serbia’s Protests Aren’t the Beginning of a Balkan Spring
Demonstrations against Aleksandar Vucic’s authoritarian government won’t achieve anything until the opposition can present a coherent alternative.
How the Christchurch Shooter Played the World’s Media
Friday’s shooting in New Zealand was a terrorist attack conceived for the internet era.
Journalists Are Living in Fear in Republika Srpska
Bosnia has a thriving media sector, but those who refuse to become mouthpieces for the government increasingly find themselves in exile or under police protection.
Chinese Media Targeted in Foreign Agent Crackdown
CCTV’s U.S. arm agrees to register as an agent of the Chinese government.