Chinese soldiers stand in tanks in Beijing

China’s Entertainment Future Is Guns, Trains, and Loving the Party

As censorship tightens, tales of technology and the military are mandatory.

Actor Chen Xuedong, actor Zheng Kai, singer and actor Lu Han, actor Zhang Hanyu, actor and singer Andy Lau, actress Jing Tian, director Zhang Yimou, American actor Matt Damon, Chilean-born American actor Pedro Pascal, American actor Willem Dafoe, actor Eddie Peng, actor Lin Gengxin, singer and actor Wang Junkai attend the premiere of Zhang Yimou's film "The Great Wall" on December 6, 2016 in Beijing, China.

Chinese Film Studios Are Blacklisting Americans

As the trade war escalates, producers are killing projects and sacking actors.

A battle scene in HBO's Game of Thrones.

IR Theory and ‘Game of Thrones’ Are Both Fantasies

They draw on the same narrow slice of European history—and get it wrong anyway.

Director Jia Zhangke speaks at the New York Film Festival on Sept. 30, 2018. (Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Inside Man

Jia Zhangke’s "Ash Is Purest White," socially critical yet officially sanctioned, strikes a middle path for Chinese cinema.

Artists perform "Song of the Everlasting Sorrow" at the ancient Huaqing Palace on March 29, 2008 in Xian, China. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

China’s Concubine Dramas Have Lost the Emperor’s Favor

TV shows about imperial intrigue are feeling the bite of censorship.

The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem on June 28. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

‘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.

Afrofuturism is primarily thought of as an aesthetic. But it’s also a new way of looking at both history and the future. (Marvel Studios)

Wakanda Shakes the World

What does it mean for an African nation to lead the global future?

Iron Man and Captain America X. (Marvel Studios)

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.

A still from "The Death of Stalin." (IFC Films)

Giggling at the Gulag

"The Death of Stalin" turns tyranny into comedy.


‘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.

GEELONG, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 22:  City of Greater Geelong Mayor, Cr Darryn Lyons (L) and his fiancee Elissa Friday pose with Craig Williams (C) after he won on Caravan Rolls On in race 7 the Sportingbet Powered By William Hill Geelong Cup, the fifth time he has won the race, during Geelong Cup Day at  on October 22, 2014 in Geelong, Australia.  (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

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).

BRENTWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Nate Sanders displays the collection of Oscar statuettes that his auction company will sell online to the highest bidder on February 24, 2012 in Brentwood, California. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)

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.

KRAKOW, POLAND - OCTOBER 30: French-Polish film director Roman Polanski is seen during a press conference at the Bonarowski Palace Hotel on October 30, 2015 in Krakow, Poland. The District Court in Krakow has rejected a US request for the Oscar award winning director to be extradited. In 1977 Polanski was accused of six crimes, including the rape of a person under the influence of drugs and molestation of a minor. Polanski, pursuant to an agreement with prosecution, pleaded guilty to having sex with a minor, and the prosecution withdrew the rest of the remaining allegations. Polanski, as part of the agreed penalties, voluntarily went to prison and spent there 42 days on the so-called diagnostic Observation. (Photo by Adam Nurkiewicz/Getty Images)

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.

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