How Much Worse Can Venezuela Get?
The country’s problems are profound and complex, with no easy answers in sight.
What Brexit Looks Like to the Rest of EuropeEuropeans who gave up part of their hard-won sovereignty for the benefits of the EU are mystified.
Brexit: What’s All This, Then?Everything you need to know about the most important political story in the world.
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.
Omar Mateen, Lone-Wolf Terrorist What does it mean that the Orlando shooter pledged allegiance to ISIS?
“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.