Media

Feature

So Crazy It Just Might Work

Swashbuckling journalist Robert Young Pelton is crowdfunding a mission to hunt down Joseph Kony. Is it genius or folly?

Elias Groll |

By Other Means

And the Moral of the Tweet Is...

How @NatSecWonk shows that D.C. is a wonderful, terrible place.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

Take Them Off the Leash

Why the U.S. should grant Iranian journalists freedom to report, outside a 25-mile radius of New York.

Joel Simon |

Profile

The D.C. Socialite vs. 'The Grill Sergeant'

When the Pentagon tried to save its awful TV channel, it called in Washington's most infamous TV producer-turned-party-thrower.

Gordon Lubold |

Argument

Public Editing Putin

Never was so much B.S. presented to so many people in such a short text.

James Kirchick |

Christian Caryl

Just Show It

The U.S. media continue to tiptoe around the horrors of war. It's time to put more violence on TV.

Christian Caryl |

The List

Klout

Forget money, forget politics. Which global leader really rules the Twitterverse?

Marya Hannun |

By Other Means

The Case for American Propaganda

Complain all you want. But Uncle Sam produces better journalism than most of you yahoos.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

Censuring the Censors

Why U.S. tech firms that help dictators restrict the Internet need to be held to account.

Ronan Farrow |

Argument

Al Jazeera's Awful Week

How the voice of Arab freedom became a shill for Egypt's Islamists.

Sultan Al Qassemi |

Lab Report

Reporters with Borders

Burmese journalists are enjoying their newfound freedoms. But there are still plenty of limits to how far they can go.

Francis Wade |

Putinology

Talk About Strange Bedfellows

In Moscow, sympathy for Edward Snowden crosses all party lines.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

Star Trek Into Dumbness

The clumsy politics of Captain Kirk's latest adventure.

Michael Peck |

Reality Check

They're the Deciders

Why today's presidents have more war-waging power than ever -- and why no Congress will ever stand in their way.

Aaron David Miller |

The List

Hey, Larry King: Have You Ever Watched Russia Today?

7 crazy clips the former CNN host should have checked out before joining Kremlin TV.

J. Dana Stuster |

Argument

Freedom Begins at Home

How can the Obama administration credibly promote freedom of speech abroad while restricting it in the United States?

Suzanne Nossel |

Feature

Pulp Liberation Army

Welcome to the strange -- and terrifying -- underground world of Chinese military fantasy novels.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

Spycraft for Hacks

A veteran FBI agent's rules for how to get a juicy leak in the Obama era -- and not get caught.

David Gomez |

David Rothkopf

Smart Phones, Dumb Laws

Is technology outpacing our ability to regulate it?

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Hezbollah's Fallen Soldiers

The self-proclaimed "Party of God" is throwing its fighters into Syria's bloody war. And according to its own media sources, it has already suffered significant losses.

Phillip Smyth |

Slide Show

Moving Walls

Looking back on 15 years of human rights photography.

Slide Show |

Interview

Bassem Youssef Isn't Joking Around

The Egyptian satirist stands on the front lines of Egypt’s culture wars.

David Kenner |

Dispatch

J-School in the Land of the Junta

Can Burma build a free media or will the government’s new soft-sell propaganda win out?

Dustin Roasa |

Feature

Burma's Web-Savvy Rebels

How Burmese insurgent groups are using China's version of Twitter to fight their war.

Patrick Boehler |

Terms of Engagement

Obama's Plumbers

This time, a secretive president has gone too far.

James Traub |

Marc Lynch

A Few Good Saudi Men

Saudi Arabia hounded this lawyer out of the country because he stood up for human rights. Now, he explains how the kingdom is launching a new crackdown on dissent.

Marc Lynch |

Argument

It’s a Nice Place to Visit, But I Wouldn’t Want to Be a Reporter There

How did Turkey become the world's leading jailer of journalists?

Christophe Deloire |

Argument

Is This the Most Disgusting Atrocity Filmed in the Syrian Civil War?

What we know about the Syrian rebel commander captured on video ripping out and eating the heart of a pro-Assad fighter.

Peter Bouckaert |

Argument

It's Morning in Islamabad

Yes, it’s broke, violent, and tumultuous. But here are five reasons Pakistan is better off than you think.

Mosharraf Zaidi |