Iran Is Losing the Middle East, Protests in Lebanon and Iraq Show
Tehran may be good at winning influence, but it is bad at ruling after that.
Lebanon’s Year of Fire
From self-immolations to forest blazes, the country’s conflagrations are igniting pan-sectarian protests.
Lithuania Is Forming a New Relationship With Its Past—and With Israel
As political ties flourish, the country is taking tenuous steps to confront its Holocaust history. But it hasn’t gone far enough.
In Kashmir, Modi Is Failing Both Muslims and Hindus
India’s ruling party has long promised justice for Kashmiri Hindus who were forced out of their homes in 1990. But a continuing lockdown is only creating a deeper wedge between Hindus and Muslims.
Italy’s Great Schism
Italian Catholics are deeply divided between traditionalists and supporters of Pope Francis’s liberal vision. Matteo Salvini is seeking to give the Vatican’s detractors a new political home.
To Protect Human Rights Abroad, Preach to Trump Voters
Religious leaders can help convince the most ethnocentric and authoritarian U.S. voters to oppose Washington’s backing of abusive dictators.
Meet Israel’s New Kingmaker
Avigdor Lieberman could determine whether Benjamin Netanyahu gets another term. What does he want?
Young Voters Care About Abortion Policy. Argentine Politicians Are Ignoring Them.
The youth vote is becoming increasingly important in Argentina, but the leading presidential candidates are deliberately avoiding the issue that matters most to them.
Hezbollah’s Rainbow Coalition
The Shiite group is making inroads with other communities. Here’s how—and why.
India Faces a Looming Disaster
Narendra Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is an election-winning machine. But its ideology is sharply at odds with economic or social common sense.
Mohammed bin Salman Is Making Muslims Boycott Mecca
The Saudi crown prince’s regional aggression and disdain for human rights have prompted religious scholars and pious pilgrims to refuse to go on the hajj.
Muslim Health Care for All
How religious communities in the United States are providing free health care and overcoming anti-immigrant sentiment.
Papa, Don’t Preach
Italy’s far-right deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, is publicly attacking the pope in a battle for the country’s soul.
Mohammed bin Salman’s Fake Anti-Extremist Campaign
The Saudi crown prince vowed to crack down on radical clerics—but the victims have mostly been advocates for moderate Islam.
How Hindu Nationalism Went Mainstream
And what that means for Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party
Russians Are Getting Sick of Church
Orthodox Christianity—and Vladimir Putin—are at the center of the country’s newest culture war.
Manila’s Abortion Ban Is Killing Women
Roughly 1,000 women in the Philippines die every year from lack of safe terminations. Others go to jail.
It’s Modi’s India Now
The prime minister returns to power, but after an ugly 2019 election season, the very nature of India’s democracy could be changing.
Scott Morrison Won Australia’s Election Against All Odds. It Shouldn’t Have Come as a Surprise.
The Australian Labor Party made the same mistakes that have led to failure for center-left leaders across the globe—and the right is reaping the benefits.