Teaching Essay Writing in Pyongyang
I taught English to college students in North Korea. They struggled with the concept of an essay.
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.
Be Afraid, Be Just a Little AfraidIs it possible that ISIS’s Western recruits could attack America? Of course, but the danger is being blown out of proportion.
“Why Are We So Busy Trying Not to Offend Putin?”An interview with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite.
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.
Capturing the NewsPresident Erdogan’s new style of media censorship is less brutal—and much more effective.
The World’s Politest ProtestersThe Occupy Central demonstrators are courteous. That’s actually what makes them so dangerous.
Amazing Images From Hong Kong’s Umbrella RevolutionHong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters take to the streets, with firm grips on their rights and their umbrellas.
Coalition of the PresentableDon’t believe the official version. Meet America’s real allies in the fight against ISIS.