Recep Tayyip Erdogan Has Met His Match
Turkey’s soccer-obsessed president is engaging in a last-ditch effort to help his party hold on to power in Istanbul. Can Ekrem Imamoglu beat him at his own game?
A Republican Rainmaker Comes to Turtle Bay
If confirmed, Kelly Knight Craft would be the first U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who got started in politics as a campaign fundraiser and donor.
The Man Who Terrorized Darfur Is Leading Sudan’s Supposed Transition
The interim vice president, Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti” Dagalo, was in charge of the brutal janjaweed militias. Now he is calling the shots in Khartoum.
High-Wire Act Ahead for Trump’s New Women’s Rights Envoy
Tough but torn, Kelley Eckels Currie must find a way to balance her loyalties.
Can Zuzana Caputova Save Slovakia?
A political newcomer is poised to become president by standing up for liberal democratic values—and seeking to halt the spread of right-wing populism across Central and Eastern Europe.
Iran’s Deadly Puppet Master
Gen. Stanley McChrystal explains exactly why Qassem Suleimani is so dangerous.
India’s Digital Dreamer
Mukesh Ambani is betting on a smartphone revolution—and spending big money to make it happen.
Love After an Apocalypse
Holocaust survivor Marceline Loridan-Ivens never stopped grappling with loss—or fighting to live.
To Infinity and Beyond
Stephen Hawking’s insights about the universe were profound—but his insights into humanity were even more important.
Prevention Is the Best Medicine
From the United States to Africa, Mary-Claire King has revolutionized the fight against breast cancer—again and again.
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.