Why Does Bibi Do It?The real reason Netanyahu is willing to risk Israel’s relationship with the U.S.
What Happened at Slate This Week?Josh Keating read about making music in the Anthropocene and journeyed into the heart of coding darkness.
Provoking the PharaohISIS wants to draw Egypt into a wider war. Did President Sisi just take the bait?
Why It’s So Hard to Know the Truth in ArgentinaNo one trusts the government, and spies seem to be everywhere.
Charlie Hebdo Prints 5 Million CopiesBreaks record set by Charles de Gaulle’s death—the subject of its joke of origin.
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.
Killing a Dissident’s DreamBoris Nemtsov was brusque, impatient, and rejected everything that Vladimir Putin represents.
In Merkel We Trust?We may regret letting the German chancellor be the key to solving Europe’s looming crises in Greece and Ukraine.
Eight Lessons From the Charlie Hebdo AttackWhat we’ve learned from the worst terrorist attack in France in more than 50 years.
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.