Our old rival was supposed to be a power of the past. How Vladimir Putin engineered his nation’s return to the world stage—and what he’ll do next.
Trump’s China-Bashing IdDoes the president-elect’s newly appointed trade czar have a plan other than blaming China for everything?
Why America Needs MexicoWant to make America great again? It can’t happen without help from south of the border.
The Apprentice: Chechen EditionThe strongman ruler of Chechnya is taking a cue from The Donald in his new reality show.
Don’t Cry for Me, AmericaForget the wall. Donald Trump’s appeal is textbook Latin American populism.
The Vicious Cycle of French TerrorismAttacks create anti-Muslims sentiments that lead to radicalization that increases the risk of attacks.
ISIS Is Pushing Turkey in the Wrong DirectionThe spate of terror attacks is a blow to hopes for reform.
Labour’s Love’s LostHow accidental leader Jeremy Corbyn got left behind in the age of accidental politics.
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?
Revolution InterruptedBetween Fidel’s departure and Trump’s arrival, everything is up for grabs in Cuba.
Can El Chapo Escape Again?The world’s most notorious drug lord has one last chance to save his empire, and his life.
Don’t Let President Trump Keep You From Working for the GovernmentWe need our best and brightest to enter the civil and foreign services.
Yemen Isn’t Just a Proxy War Between Saudi Arabia and IranIt’s as much about an old dictator trying to keep his replacement out of power.
Shimon Peres Transformed Israel—and Himself—in His Final ActIsrael’s last founding father will be remembered for his optimism.
Erdogan’s CoupThe failure of the uprising against him will allow him to make the country more Islamic and more repressive.
Turkey’s in a Terrible SpotGeography makes the country a valuable partner for the West. It also makes it vulnerable.
Why Brexit Is Tearing British Politics ApartAn extremely detailed guide to the U.K.’s total breakdown.
How Much Worse Can Venezuela Get?The country’s problems are profound and complex, with no easy answers in sight.
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?