Media

Argument

Hollywood

How foreign audiences saved Tinseltown.

Stephen Galloway |

Argument

No Exit

For the first time in many years, Venezuela’s presidential election is raising the possibility of an electoral defeat for Hugo Chávez. But if he loses, does that mean he’ll go?

Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez |

Just Kidding

Game Change: China Edition

What if American political reporters covered the Chinese horse race?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Argument

Unsung Heroes

Some of the world's bravest dissidents are pursuing their fight against injustice with little attention from the outside world. But that doesn't mean they aren't worth knowing about. Here's a list of remarkable people who rarely make it into the headlines.

Tom Malinowski |

Dispatch

Georgia's Electoral Showdown

Emotions are running high as Georgians vote in a watershed parliamentary election.

James Kirchick |

Argument

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Seven countries where Internet freedom is under threat.

Sanja Kelly |

Christian Caryl

Why We Give the Lady a Hard Time

An open letter to the critics of our criticism.

Christian Caryl |

Christian Caryl

The Problem with Patriotism

The dispute over islands in the East China Sea is stirring up nationalist passions in the region. That doesn't bode well for the future of democracy.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Buddhist Monks Behaving Badly

The boys in saffron are marching again. But this time there’s nothing that's noble about it.

Francis Wade |

Slide Show

Delhi Laughs

The heavy-handed political cartoons that have India's government hot under the collar.

Slide Show |

Argument

Freeing the Press

Will the relaxation of Burma's severe censorship laws usher in the age of a responsible, responsive media -- or are Burmese journalists right to worry that the state is still watching them closely?

Min Zin |

Dispatch

The Life and Death of a Great Russian City

The tragic plot to destroy Nizhny Novgorod's centuries-old historic city center.

Anna Nemtsova |

Rebuttal

What's Glenn Greenwald's Problem?

The outgoing Salon blogger can't seem to have an honest discussion without accusing his debate partners of malicious motives.

Daniel Trombly |

Argument

Breaking the Arab News

Egypt made al Jazeera -- and Syria's destroying it.

Sultan Al Qassemi |

Photo Essay

Children of War

Why we need a code of conduct for images of kids in conflict zones.

James Thomas Snyder |

Dispatch

The Fog of Civil War

What's really going on in Syria is too complicated to fit in a headline.

Stephen Starr |

Argument

The Old Grey Lady in Red China

Will the just-launched New York Times Chinese-edition get censored by Beijing's media watchers?

Isaac Stone Fish |

Christian Caryl

The Sudanese Stand Up

The best way to help the protesters in Sudan? Cover the story.

Christian Caryl |

Feature

Head of State

Hillary Clinton, the blind dissident, and the art of diplomacy in the Twitter era.

Susan B. Glasser |

The List

Dreams From Their Fathers

The dads who made the world's leaders who they are.

Joshua E. Keating |

Argument

The Freedom to Hate

As sectarian violence lashes Burma, the media are using their newfound freedom for destructive ends.

Hanna Hindstrom |

Argument

Ruling Facebookistan

The world's largest social networking site has a population nearly as large as China or India's. And the natives are getting restless.

Rebecca MacKinnon |

Argument

Facebook's a Company. Get Over It.

Why is there so much glee over Mark Zuckerberg's IPO woes?

Emily Parker |

Slide Show

Too Hot for Tehran

The ayatollahs are going after a new generation of satirists. But that hasn't stopped Iran's best cartoonists-in-exile from exposing the country's deepest taboos.  

Slide Show |

Argument

Kill the Kill List

The Obama administration is grossly misreading international law when it comes to targeting terrorists.

Daphne Eviatar |

Christian Caryl

The Dictators Are Smarter Than You Think

Don't count the tyrants out. They've still got plenty of tricks up their sleeves.

Christian Caryl |

Dispatch

A Man With No Country

The vulgar political afterlife of Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Alex Massie |

Dispatch

Power Ballad

What happens when you mix a trashy Europop spectacle with an oil-soaked Caspian dictator?

Haley Sweetland Edwards |

Argument

The Silence in Sudan

Why did the United Nations stop reporting atrocities in Darfur?

Colum Lynch |

Argument

A Kremlin Made of Sand

Vladimir Putin may not be as secure as he thinks.

Leon Aron |