Erdogan Gambles and Loses—Again
Plus: New U.S. sanctions on Iran, migration enforcement ramps up in Mexico, and what to watch in the world this week.
China’s Grip on Hong Kong
Plus: The U.N. report on Jamal Khashoggi’s murder, an exodus from Congo, and the other stories we’re following today.
What’s Next for Sudan?
Plus: Mexico continues talks at the White House, elections in Denmark, and the other stories we're following today.
Transnistria Isn’t the Smuggler’s Paradise It Used to Be
The separatist territory sandwiched between Moldova and Ukraine has long thrived on porous frontiers and Russian backing, but Kiev has changed its tune and might be dragging it back toward the West.
The Big Chill With China?
Plus: Mexico aims for a tariff resolution, protests in the Czech Republic, and the other stories we're following today.
Plus: Election results expected in India, protests in Indonesia, and the other stories we're following today.
Fear of Prolonged U.S.-China Trade War Rattles Markets
Some financial analysts warned that if trade talks between the countries collapse—and tariffs remain high—the global economy could move toward recession.
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Recalled in ‘Political Hit Job,’ Lawmakers Say
Marie Yovanovitch stepping down as ambassador follows attacks from both right-wing media figures in the United States and a senior Ukrainian official.
Going Toe-to-Toe With Ukraine’s Separatist Hackers
The proliferation of cyberespionage tools empower even small breakaway regions to run digital intelligence operations.
Can Courts Clear the Fog of War?
As online attacks blur the lines, the future may be perpetual conflict.
Zombie Movies, Disaster Tourism, and Broken Lives
Thirty-three years after the Chernobyl meltdown, parts of the contaminated zone have become attractions. In others, a harsher reality persists.
How a Jew Won Over the Land of the Cossacks
Under threat from Russia, national identity in Ukraine has overpowered religious and ethnic differences.
Who’s Laughing Now: Zelensky or Putin?
Ukraine’s incoming comedian president has sent mixed signals on Russia. But the Kremlin may not sit still while he figures out a policy.
Ukraine’s Pretend President Now Faces a Real Test
In his fight against corruption, Zelensky will face real challenges—not least from his own constituents.
Ukraine’s Runoff Election Is More Than a Contest of Personalities
It is hard for the country to move West with Russia on its back.
The World This Weekend
In recent days, Washington raced to decipher the Mueller report and Indonesian voters cast ballots at more than 800,000 polling stations.
Putin Should Fear Ukraine’s Russia-Friendly Front-Runner
The Kremlin will soon wish it were still dealing with a Ukrainian president who so much resembled its own.
There’s One Far-Right Movement That Hates the Kremlin
Ukraine’s Azov movement is hostile to Russia, friendly to neo-Nazis, and inspired by France’s new right. It’s not running in Ukraine’s presidential elections because it plans to win power by playing a long game.