As Britain Gawps at U.S. Chaos, Violence Could Cross the Atlantic
The U.K. can’t afford complacency in a politically poisoned Anglosphere.
How Press Freedom Came Under Attack in 2020
Citizens hungry for information turned to the media during the pandemic, but governments around the world used the crisis to restrict journalists.
Biden Must Restore America’s Reputation as a Beacon of Press Freedom
After four years of hostility to journalists and a free press, the United States must repair the damage Trump has done at home and abroad.
Middle East Rivals Take Jabs at the State of U.S. Democracy
Regional media is covering the U.S. elections much like we covered theirs.
Don’t Call the Race Too Early
An early declaration of the election result from a partisan network—on the left or right—could trigger violence in the United States.
Trump Appointee Seeks to Turn U.S. Media Agency Into a Political Cheerleader
Michael Pack, the controversial head of U.S. government broadcasting, tries to blow up the firewalls that have protected Voice of America and other agencies from political interference.
Forget Counterterrorism, the United States Needs a Counter-Disinformation Strategy
If the U.S. government wants to win the information wars, Cold War-era tactics won’t cut it anymore.
How Turkey’s Soft Power Conquered Pakistan
The TV drama “Ertugrul” reveals how neo-Ottoman fantasies are finding an enthusiastic audience in a country that struggles with Saudi and Western influence.
Russia Is Winning the Information War in Afghanistan
The country’s former occupier is using Kremlin-backed media to fuel anger toward the United States.
Journalism Has a Class Problem, Too
The increasingly narrow backgrounds of reporters distort coverage at home and abroad.
The Turkish Government Closed a University Because It Fears Free Speech
Ankara shut an institution founded by religious conservatives and attacks tech companies in order to stop young Turks from accessing a free academic and media environment.
Attacks on the Press Track a Democratic Backslide
As press freedom declines globally, the United States must reckon with its own diminishment.
As the Coronavirus Spreads, Conspiracy Theories Are Going Viral Too
Dubious and unfounded claims on the internet intended for domestic consumption are reaching far beyond their target audiences, allowing governments to spread disinformation cheaply and easily.
The World Is Addicted to Pandemic Porn
The insatiable appetite for disaster information is psychologically understandable—and politically dangerous.
The United States Can’t Win Playing China’s Media Games
Tit-for-tat media expulsions only end up benefiting Beijing.
Taiwan’s War on Fake News Is Hitting the Wrong Targets
The fight on Chinese disinformation has become dangerously partisan.