The Return of the Pentagon’s Yoda
Can Andrew Marshall, the U.S. military’s longtime oracle, still predict the future?
Europe’s Donald Can Fight Dirty, Too
Donald Tusk is the mild-mannered president of a quiet EU institution—and the West’s loudest voice against populism.
Those Who Dare to Bare Their Hair
Masih Alinejad is helping Iranian women challenge the regime — one hijab at a time.
Trump’s Man in Moscow
Most of Washington is scared to meet with Russians. Jon Huntsman wants to meet as many as possible.
The portrait that emerges is of a retail politician turning U.N. diplomacy into a ticket to the White House.
A Verdict on Change
This ambitious young judge wants to change Tunisia’s justice system. But he still has to type out his own verdicts.
The World’s Most Famous Dissident Journalist Returns to the Fight
Azerbaijan’s authoritarian rulers defamed, threatened, and jailed their country’s most stubborn journalist. But Khadija Ismayilova doesn’t know when to quit.
Ash Carter Is Looking to the Future. The Mideast Is Keeping Him Stuck in the Past.
The secretary of defense came into office promising to shake up the Pentagon, but the chaos in Iraq and Syria has left him mired in wars he didn't want to fight.
Why Angola’s Star Reporter Won’t Stay Down
Angola's corrupt leaders keep trying to silence Rafael Marques. So far, without success.
The Face of Greek Resistance
Meet the 92-year-old communist who explains why Athens can't capitulate to its creditors.
One Woman Stands Against the Iranian Government
In a country that brooks no dissent, Nasrin Sotoudeh's remarkable solo protest keeps finding unlikely allies.
Venezuela’s Last Hope
Leopoldo López embodies the change his country needs. And that's exactly why he's still in jail.
Allah Versus KFC
How an unlikely American ideologue is inspiring Egypt’s new generation of Islamic militants.
Building Palestinian Democracy, One Brick at a Time
Palestinian businessman Bashar al-Masri has a plan for building democracy on the West Bank. And it's not really about politics.
Ukraine’s Chocolate King to the Rescue
Ukrainians hope that Petro Poroshenko can lead them out of the current crisis. But can one man provide the solution to all the country's problems?
The Police Are Dogs
No one else manages to rile Tunisia's post-revolutionary government quite like rapper Klay BBJ.
Meet the social worker turned nuclear negotiator who's trying to keep Iran from getting the bomb.