The Occupation as Entertainment
The second season of the acclaimed TV thriller “Fauda” obscures the dark realities of Israeli rule in the West Bank.
German TV Is Sanitizing History
A new wave of historical dramas is telling the wrong stories about the country’s past.
Senators Press Justice Department on Chinese State Media Outlets Registering as Foreign Agents
If Russian outlets have to file, lawmakers ask, why not Chinese ones?
A London Television Station Has Convinced Iran the Shah Was Great
Why are young Iranians demanding the return of the Pahlavi dynasty? Media-savvy exiles in Europe.
Burns and Novick’s ‘Vietnam’ 6: Macabre, mostly
The sixth episode of the series shows us where the war's bloody unwinding began.
The 1980s American Soap Opera That Explains How Russia Feels About Everything
A look at the peculiar obsession with “Santa Barbara” in the post-Soviet experience.
The Seth Rich ‘Scandal’ Shows That Fox News Is Morally Bankrupt
The network I once respected as a necessary antidote to liberal media now peddles craven lies and Russian disinformation.
The Next Must-Watch TV Show Is Russia’s Version of ‘The Americans’
If you really want to understand how Moscow sees U.S. intelligence, turn off the congressional hearings and start watching “Adaptation.”
Iceland’s Hottest New Reality TV Show Is Just a Live Stream of Cats
It's called 'Keeping Up With the Kattarshians.'
The Shallow State
Forget the conspiracy theories. Something much more dangerous is seeking to gut our government and change the character of our society.
The Wait Is Finally Over: Chechen Leader Picks New Protege in ‘The Apprentice’-style Reality TV Show Finale
Ignore the corruption or human rights abuse allegations. Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov wants you to know he’s a really great guy, and he’s got a reality show to prove it.
Modeling Trump, Chechen Leader Launches His Own ‘The Apprentice’
The leader of Chechnya made two very interesting — and different — TV appearances this week.
Can Cartoons Save Pakistan’s Children From Jihad?
A bold movement of progressive publishers and artists is bringing new comic book heroes to Pakistan’s at-risk children.
North Korea Rolls Out Its Own Authoritarian-Style Netflix
North Korea has a new video streaming service for viewers to surf TV channels or re-watch documentaries about the country's leaders.
Putin’s No-Spin Zone
Russian political talk shows have become circuses of angry pensioners, cornered liberals, and camo-clad Ukrainian rebels. And they’re more popular than ever.
NATO’s Circle of Ice and Fire
The Western alliance may still sit on the Iron Throne, but the key to keeping power is bringing new friends into its orbit.
5 Foreign-Policy Interviews That Will Most Make Us Miss Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart is ending a strong run of foreign-policy interviews.
What if ‘The Wire’ Were Set in Ramallah?
A hit TV series has found audiences among Israelis and Palestinians alike with its brutal honesty about the ugliness of war and the complexity of human life.
‘House of Cards’ Needs to Read Up on Russia
"House of Cards" struggles to sustain credulity in the world of international politics.