Media

Argument

Predicting the Future Is Easier Than It Looks

Nate Silver was just the beginning. Some of the same statistical techniques used by America's forecaster-in-chief are about to revolutionize world politics.

Michael D. Ward |

Argument

Human Rights Now

Six ways China's new leader could be the reformer the Chinese have been waiting for.

Sophie Richardson |

Christian Caryl

Is Bashar al-Assad Syria’s Abraham Lincoln?

The Syrian president's fans are comparing him with the hero of America's Civil War. Here's why they're wrong.

Christian Caryl |

Christian Caryl

The Corruption Pandemic

Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Nightmare Squared

Longing for the days of Kim Jong Il? Maybe it's time to transfer your affections to the delusional dictator of Equatorial Guinea.

Pedro Pizano |

Dispatch

It's the Brazilians, Stupid

Meet Brazil's James Carville -- and the other political consultants who are shaking up Latin America's electoral landscape.

Mac Margolis |

Feature

Coming to America

China wants to buy its way onto your TV screen. Will it work? 

Alex Pasternack |

Argument

The Collaborator's Song

We often ask why some people choose to resist authoritarian regimes. But the better question might be why so many decide to cooperate.

Anne Applebaum |

Feature

Me and My Censor

A reporter's memoir of what it's like to tell the truth about today's China.

Eveline Chao |

Dispatch

Georgia Versus the Forces of Chaos

In the wake of this month’s watershed election in Georgia, a new prime minister and an incumbent president are figuring out how to keep their personal enmity from breaking into open warfare.

Molly Corso |

Amy Zegart

Interrogation Techniques

What Bob Schieffer can learn from the CIA.

Amy Zegart |

Christian Caryl

In Praise of Apathy

It's time to stop deriding the Americans who refuse to vote. They're trying to tell us something.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The Malaise in Ukraine

The business community is fed up with President Yanukovych's corruption and management. Is real change on the horizon?

Anders Åslund |

Feature

The Glory Days

What it was like to work at Newsweek at its best.

Jonathan Alter |

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 |