Where Were We When Rwanda Needed Us Most?
An aid worker reflects on how the war-torn country was failed by those who promised to save it.
Finding the Man Who Saved My FamilyHe rescued us from a Balkan death camp 20 years ago. I found him in my apartment in Queens.
Crimea Is Putin’s RevengeOn March 24, 1999, the U.S. bombed Kosovo. Putin has been planning his payback ever since.
The Malaysia Airlines Pilot’s PoliticsZaharie Ahmad Shah supported Anwar Ibrahim. That’s common sense, not zealotry.
The Public PopeWhy the intense fascination paid to Pope Francis—or any pope—isn’t good for the Catholic Church.
Unwelcome VisitorsCrimea’s Tatars have lived in the shadow of the Russian empire for centuries, and once again have the most to lose.
Thinking ProvocativelyVladimir Putin doesn’t need to invade Ukraine. He can destabilize it from the Kremlin.
Venezuela EruptsHugo Chavez may have spewed hate, but he always kept a lid on repression. That may be over now.
Unreconciled RwandaTwenty years after the genocide, the country has made tremendous progress. But how much can survivors forgive murderers?
How My Parents Accidentally Got Caught Up in the Iranian RevolutionAnd almost stayed longer than anyone should.
Why Putin Wants Us to Believe He’s CrazyThe Russian president is more likely to get what he wants if we think he’s off his rocker.
“We Are Going to Reform the Whole System”An interview with Chile’s incoming president, Michelle Bachelet.
Breaking News in MoscowThe bizarre, mixed-up world Russians see when they watch the latest news on Crimea.
Why Putin Took CrimeaFor the Russian strongman, there’s nothing more useful than an obedient gangster state within Ukraine’s borders.
Crimea and PunishmentVladimir Putin is miscalculating how easy it will be to control a Crimean mini-state.
Don’t Extradite El ChapoThe Mexican government won’t win against the cartels unless it can prove it can lock them away.
Decoding UkraineA lexicon of the smears, stereotypes, and clichés used to describe the battle for the country’s future.
The End of the Color RevolutionsThe events in Ukraine destroy several myths about how democracy will advance.