Politics

Argument

And How Does That Make You Feel, Bibi?

The psychology behind Israel's Gaza war and the truce that followed.

Yael S. Aronoff |

Argument

Lying Down With Dogs

Turkey's support for Hamas agents who tried to topple Mahmoud Abbas's Palestinian Authority is putting Erdogan in a pickle.

Jonathan Schanzer |

Argument

The Last Gandhi

A single family has dominated Indian politics since independence. One man’s incompetence is about to bring it all to an end.

Sadanand Dhume |

Report

The Green Devil

From logging Tasmanian forests to dumping in the Great Barrier Reef, Prime Minister Tony Abbott is the Australian environment's worst nightmare.

Will Potter |

Putinology

Novorossiya Is Coming Apart at the Seams

Moscow dreamed of transforming southeastern Ukraine into a client state. But the Kremlin's plans are fraying as Kiev pushes back.

Anna Nemtsova |

Christian Caryl

How the Wizard of Oz Explains America’s Foreign Policy

A few thoughts on saving the Munchkins, defeating tyranny, and the politics of America's favorite fairytale.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Ukraine's Oligarchs Are Still Calling the Shots

The revolutionaries of the Maidan wanted to end crony capitalism. But it's back with a vengeance.

Sergii Leshchenko |

Tea Leaf Nation

A Whistleblower Goes Public Against China's FDA

On Weibo, a provincial anti-graft official has dared to call out the current and former heads of a powerful regulatory body.

Shujie Leng |

Argument

Egypt's Tiananmen

I went to Cairo to present Egypt's leaders with evidence that police slaughtered 1,000 people at Rabaa Square. They wouldn't even let me out of the airport.

Kenneth Roth |

Argument

Humpty Dumpty in Kurdistan

Stopping the Islamic State's murderous advance is one thing. But resolving the political crisis between Shiite Baghdad and the Sunni power brokers up north might be impossible.

Kirk Sowell |

Dispatch

Victory or Death

For the hard-line brigades in Gaza, a cease-fire is only a temporary reprieve from a battle that never ends.

David Kenner |

Dispatch

Cabbage Soup and Ravioli

Russians have gotten used to some fancy foods in recent years. But they're willing to sacrifice Parmesan for Putin's foreign policy.

Alec Luhn |

Dispatch

Erdogan for the Win!

After 11 increasingly authoritarian years as prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is running for president on Aug. 10. What happens next won’t surprise you.

Alexander Christie-Miller |

Lab Report

The Height of Hubris

Why an Erdogan victory in Turkey's presidential election is likely to trigger the biggest opposition backlash yet. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.

Cenk Sidar |

Argument

Fair-Weather Friend

Iran claims to be Palestine’s biggest proponent. So why has Tehran been silent on Gaza?

Trita Parsi |

Dispatch

The Islamic State that Wasn't

Yemen's al Qaeda franchise isn't moving to create its own Islamic state quite yet. But the fact that it continues to thrive is ominous enough.

Peter Salisbury |

Argument

Saakashvili Doesn't Need a Little Help from His Friends

Georgia's ex-president stands accused of abusing his power. His friends in the West should let the law run its course.

Lincoln Mitchell |

COLUMN

Why I Hope to Vote Republican in 2024

Face it: Hillary Clinton will be a two-term president, and I’ll vote for her. But a Democratic stranglehold on the White House is bad for America.

Daniel Altman |

COLUMN

Give Putin a Way Out

With Russian troops massing on the Ukrainian border, the talk of war is getting louder. But it doesn’t have to happen.

Emile Simpson |

COLUMN

Who Won the Gaza War?

Turns out the biggest winner wasn’t even fighting.

Aaron David Miller |

Infographic

Mapping Boko Haram's Growing Insurgency

The militant group's rise is leaving a trail of destruction across Nigeria's northeast.

Reid Standish |

Tea Leaf Nation

It's Time to Tear Up China's 'Get Out of Jail Free' Cards

Anti-corruption efforts claimed Zhou Yongkang's career, but there is one last taboo we must break.

Luo Changping |

COLUMN

The Great Security Shift

The United States wants to help rid Africa of corruption, coups, and terrorism. And it's going about it all wrong.

Gordon Adams |

Dispatch

The War Within Gaza

With a cease-fire holding, a battered Hamas now begins its battle with enemies within for control over the future of the Strip.

David Kenner |

Argument

The Power of Naming and Shaming

Why renaming a Washington street after a leading Chinese dissident is an excellent idea.

Pedro Pizano |

Argument

The One Place Where Washington Can Make a Difference

Burma's democratic transition is running off the rails. Obama and Kerry can help to bring it back on track.

Stephen Gray |

Dispatch

Boiling Point in the West Bank

With Gaza in flames, can Mahmoud Abbas keep a lid on a smoldering West Bank?

David Kenner |

Argument

Back to the Future in Libya

Why some Libyans see a solution to the country's political crises in a document that was published 63 years ago.

Lorianne Updike Toler |

Argument

Turn On, Retweet, Tune Out

From Syria to Gaza to #BringBackOurGirls, what makes people care about stories one minute -- and forget about them the next?

Lauren Wolfe |

Argument

The Xinjiangistan Connection

With terror attacks on the rise, officials in Beijing are increasingly worried that Pakistan is an incubator of Islamic radicalism across China.

Andrew Small |