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.
Who Will Speak for the Tatars?
When Russia seized Crimea in 2014, a crackdown on the Muslim minority ensued.
Erdogan’s Long Arm in Europe
Turkey is seeking influence and votes throughout the EU and spreading ideas that imperil efforts to integrate the Turkish diaspora.
What’s Behind the Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka?
Coordinated blasts recall the island country’s violent past.
The Ultra-Orthodox Will Determine Israel’s Political Future
Netanyahu’s embrace and the left’s hostility have made the fast-growing Haredi Jewish population the right’s most reliable constituency.
Americans Can’t Give Up The Cult of War
The endless conflicts in Afghanistan and the Middle East are ritual, not strategy.
The Double Talk of Trump’s Favorite Dictator
Sisi’s supporters praise his religious tolerance. They shouldn’t.
America’s Islamophobia Is Forged at the Pulpit
White evangelicals’ apocalyptic fantasies are driving U.S. policy.
Netanyahu Might Be the Best Hope for Israel’s Center-Left
For Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid, joining a Likud-led government could be a more appealing option than the alternative.
Extremism Is Riyadh’s Top Export
Saudi Arabia is fighting for a dangerous monopoly on Islamic thought.
Our Best Weekend Reads
This week, New Zealand saw its worst-ever terrorist attack, and Boeing aircraft around the world were grounded.
Islamophobes Came for Americans on the Campaign Trail
A new poll of Muslims who ran for office in the 2018 midterms shows how central bigotry has become to America's political life.
How (and How Not) to Talk About the Israel Lobby
There’s a difference between fair and unfair criticisms of AIPAC—and it’s time everyone, including AIPAC, acknowledges it.
Don’t Blame the Orthodox Church for Nasty Political Games in the Holy Land
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate is not deliberately selling off land to Israeli settlers. It has been the victim of fraud and attacks by Israeli extremists.