Understanding Charlie HebdoYes, its depictions of Islam can be odious. But they belong to a tradition that’s as French as Champagne.
The Charlie Hebdo EffectAnti-Muslim sentiment in Germany was already roiling. The Paris terrorist attack will make it much worse.
Disgracing IslamIslamic terrorists think they are avenging the caricature of their faith. Actually, they are the caricature.
North Korea’s True CrimesThe United States has sanctioned Pyongyang for hacking Sony. What about its responsibility for killing millions of people?
Teaching Essay Writing in PyongyangI taught English to college students in North Korea. They struggled with the concept of an essay.
Putin’s Chosen PeopleWhat’s behind the Russian president’s close relationship with an Orthodox Jewish sect?
Putin the PariahThe Russian president is isolated, shunned, and ignored. And that makes him even more dangerous.
Slate Voice: “Russia Gets Religion”From Moscow, Josh Keating reports on a religious revival in Putin’s Russia.
Distrust and VerifyWhy Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s obstacles to a nuclear deal are surprisingly similar to President Obama’s.
“The Japan-U.S. Alliance Is the Cornerstone of Japanese Diplomacy and Foreign Relations”An interview with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
“In the End, We Should Be Able to Defend Ourselves by Ourselves”An interview with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon.
God’s OligarchOne of Vladimir Putin’s favorite businessmen wants to start an Orthodox Christian Fox News and return Russia to its glorious czarist past.
Europe’s Brutal TruthEuropeans are both too Islamophobic and too timid to face up to the roots of Islamic fundamentalism.
Played for a FoolThe Sony hacking story has unfolded just as North Korea’s propagandists would have wanted.
The Trolls Among UsIf you want to comment on this article, you shouldn’t be allowed to be anonymous.
Why Germans Want to Change the SubjectThey’d rather debate the future of processed food than acknowledge Putin’s military aggression.
White FlightAmerica’s white supremacists are ignored at home. So they are looking to start over with a little help from Europe’s far right.
Would an Iranian Nuclear Deal Be Good for Human Rights?Maybe. But a breakdown in talks could usher in another brutal crackdown.
“We Are Here”The new Museum of the History of Polish Jews is a testament to people everywhere who have fought to exist.
Ukraine’s Slow Descent Into MadnessWhile it fights rebels in the east, Kiev is beginning to crumble from the inside.
Don’t Accept Putin’s Version of HistoryThe West didn’t provoke Russia. It gave it more credit than it deserved.