Lassina Zerbo, the executive secretary of the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, in Vienna on Sept. 28, 2017. (Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)

The Arms Control Believer

Lassina Zerbo isn’t letting the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty go.

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The Return of the Pentagon’s Yoda

Can Andrew Marshall, the U.S. military’s longtime oracle, still predict the future?

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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.

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Those Who Dare to Bare Their Hair

Masih Alinejad is helping Iranian women challenge the regime — one hijab at a time.

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Trump’s Man in Moscow

Most of Washington is scared to meet with Russians. Jon Huntsman wants to meet as many as possible.

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, answers questions from reporters at a White House press briefing on April 24, 2017. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Candidate Haley

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 Storyteller

Shukrii Mabkhout is not just a novelist — he's the biographer of modern Tunisia.


Missing the Old Days

Tunisia is a democracy. Here’s a man who still mourns for the old regime.

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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.

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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.

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One Woman Stands Against the Iranian Government

In a country that brooks no dissent, Nasrin Sotoudeh's remarkable solo protest keeps finding unlikely allies.

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Venezuela’s Last Hope

Leopoldo López embodies the change his country needs. And that's exactly why he's still in jail.

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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.

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