Ruritania Sets Off Along China’s Road
A once-steady U.S. ally in Eastern — or possibly Central — Europe moves toward Beijing’s grip.
The Avengers at a Crossroads: Assessing Prospects for New Strategic Challenges and Opportunities
For the world’s premier superpowers to better confront new international threats, fresh strategic initiatives are needed in a challenging era.
What Might Happen When Obama Meets Trump at the White House
Like an awkward run-in with your ex, but this time with global consequences.
Around the World in 40 Books
Headed to Rio, Paris, or Cape Town this summer? We asked distinguished writers and thinkers to pick their favorite books about 20 of the world’s great cities.
Erdogan Gets His Way: Germany Authorizes Prosecution of Comedian Who Insulted Turkish Leader
The German-Turkish saga over satire videos continues.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Donald
What does the most fabulous GOP candidate need to know about national security?
He Was Hiding From Charlie Hebdo Gunmen. Now He Wants French Media to Pay for Revealing His Location.
Lilian Lepère hid for eight hours from Said and Cherif Kouachi, the gunmen responsible for deadly attacks in January. But did French media compromise his safety during the ordeal?
Drawing While the Hand Trembles
A view of "Charlie Hebdo" from the world of Arab cartoonists, where the risks loom large and the humor is black.
French Satire Will Not Be Silenced
France’s long history of satire has proven a poor match for extremists’ sensitivity to the mockery of religious fundamentalism.
North Korean Defectors Are Really Excited About ‘The Interview’
The fictionalized assassination of Kim Jong Un has some North Korean defectors dreaming of regime change.