Will the Author of Guantánamo Diary Finally Be Set Free?A dispatch from the Pentagon hearing that could decide his fate, after 14 years in the prison.
Will ISIS and al-Qaida Always Be Rivals?Unifying would have benefits, but the groups have different aims.
The Abominable TouristWill international visitors help Nepal rebuild after last year’s earthquake, or will they only make things worse?
The Killer Hiding in the CDC Map What caused Haiti’s cholera epidemic? The CDC museum knows but won’t say.
What Is Brussels?A crossroads of history, a city of immigrants, an unfinished but essential project to end the cataclysmic conflicts on the European continent.
Merkel’s Problem Is Europe, Not GermanyRegional elections showed that Germans support her immigration policy.
How Angela Merkel Became the Last Best Hope for European LiberalismThe German chancellor may be the only force stemming back a rising tide of intolerance.
Who Represents the World’s Tyrants and Torturers in Washington? The hired guns who advocate for the world’s worst human rights abusers.
“Developing”? Nay! Shun!The World Bank has banned the term from its flagship data publication. Good.
Meet Brazil’s Unexpected PresidentMichel Temer is a deal-maker who took advantage of Dilma Rousseff’s downfall. What kind of leader will he be?
How Much Trouble Is Russia Causing in Europe?Too much, based on the results of a Dutch referendum about Ukraine.
Could the Brussels Attack Backfire for ISIS?Historically, terrorists find that strikes against the West cost them in the long run.
We Are All Belgians? Not This Time.The sense of Western unity inspired by terror attacks—and felt as recently as Paris—is gone.
Merkel’s DilemmaEU leaders are unhappy about the refugee crisis, and just as unhappy about her working with Turkey to solve it.
The Ghosts of Christmas PastThe holiday sometimes brings us decisive moments. And sometimes it doesn’t.
Nicki Minaj Shouldn’t Be Performing for DictatorsShe is supposed to sing for Angola’s brutal ruler on Saturday. Will she take the high road or a blood diamond paycheck?
Why Europeans Understand the Danger Donald Trump Poses Better Than Anyone ElseEurope ignored the bigoted hate speech of the far right for a decade. Now it’s mainstream.
Venezuela Has Just Begun to FightHugo Chavez’s legacy just suffered a huge defeat. But the political opposition’s toughest days are still ahead.
ClaimedWhen Castro took power, Americans fled Cuba and left a lot of property behind. Now the claims on these contested holdings—land, buildings, cars and more—are exciting speculators and could stand in the way of reconciliation.