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 |


The Life and Death of a Great Russian City

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

Anna Nemtsova |


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 |


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 |


The Fog of Civil War

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

Stephen Starr |


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 |


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 |


The Freedom to Hate

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

Hanna Hindstrom |


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 |


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 |


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 |


A Man With No Country

The vulgar political afterlife of Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Alex Massie |


Power Ballad

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

Haley Sweetland Edwards |


The Silence in Sudan

Why did the United Nations stop reporting atrocities in Darfur?

Colum Lynch |


A Kremlin Made of Sand

Vladimir Putin may not be as secure as he thinks.

Leon Aron |


How Not to Write About Africa

The media shamefully neglects Africa -- until it decides to swarm a story with terrible coverage.

Laura Seay |

In Box

The Things They Carried: The War Reporter

ABC News senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz reveals what's inside her carry-on bag.

Benjamin Pauker |


The Not-So-Great Firewall of China

Social media won't drive the downfall of the Chinese Communist Party, but it is forcing government to be more transparent and responsive to the public.

Rebecca MacKinnon |

Slide Show

The Arab Spring's Best Photos

The Pulitzer committee gives a nod to the best chroniclers of the revolutions.

Slide Show |


The Dictator's Inbox

Inside the circuitous trail that brought Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's scandalous emails into the public eye.

David Kenner |

The List

The Great Rumor Mill of China

Something strange is going on in Beijing. Here are the five most virulent conspiracy theories making the rounds -- and a stab at the likelihood of them panning out.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Slide Show

This World in Photos This Week

Greece goes up in flames, Xi comes to Washington, and Brazil's Carnival begins.

Slide Show |


Nationality: Democrat

Democracy and identity politics aren't mutually exclusive. But don't try telling that to the Chinese Communist Party.

Ellen Bork |


So You Want to Be Jerusalem Bureau Chief…

How to tackle -- and not tackle -- the most delicate assignment in journalism.

Ron Kampeas |

Christian Caryl

The Strange Revolution in Bahrain, One Year On

The revolt in little Bahrain is easy to ignore. But it’s actually part of a big global story.

Christian Caryl |