China’s Entertainment Future Is Guns, Trains, and Loving the Party
As censorship tightens, tales of technology and the military are mandatory.
Chinese Film Studios Are Blacklisting Americans
As the trade war escalates, producers are killing projects and sacking actors.
IR Theory and ‘Game of Thrones’ Are Both Fantasies
They draw on the same narrow slice of European history—and get it wrong anyway.
What to Read If ‘Game of Thrones’ Let You Down
Five reads that do political fantasy better than HBO.
Jia Zhangke’s "Ash Is Purest White," socially critical yet officially sanctioned, strikes a middle path for Chinese cinema.
China’s Concubine Dramas Have Lost the Emperor’s Favor
TV shows about imperial intrigue are feeling the bite of censorship.
‘It Could Have Led to a Nuclear War in the Middle East’
On the podcast: When Israeli extremists plotted to blow up the Dome of the Rock.
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.
‘Vietnam’ Episode 2: There’s an iceberg ahead, but the ship speeds up
The message of this gloomy episode in the “Vietnam” min-series is that by 1963 the Vietnam War was in a downward spiral and doomed to failure no matter what else happened.
Report: ‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle Lied About His Medal Count
Lies told by 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle continue to mount.
Here’s What It Takes for an Entire Australian City Council to Get Fired
A celebrity photographer turned reality TV star turned mayor is facing calls to resign amid accusations he bullied his staff.
FU2016: Foreign Policy’s ‘House of Cards’ Preview
We binge-watched Washington’s favorite political thriller -- and its plotlines from Russia to the campaign trail -- so you don’t have to (though you probably will).
Watch Trailers for the Oscars’ 5 Foreign-Film Nominees
On Thursday, the finalists for 2016's Academy Awards were announced. Here are the foreign-film nominations.
Decades Later, Rape Case Still Haunts Filmmaker Roman Polanski
In 1977, Roman Polanski was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl. Nearly 40 years later, he's still avoiding extradition to the U.S. for it.
Which Country Is Best Prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse?
If Fear the Walking Dead came true, world governments from Putin’s Russia to Castro’s Cuba would need swift action, iron will, and plenty of bullets to survive the undead plague.