Can Modernization Save a Beloved Malaysian Tradition?
The art of wayang kulit—puppet theater—is threatened by Islamist politics.
Donald Trump Doesn’t Have to Win to Ruin Our Foreign PolicyWith his nefarious ties to Moscow, the GOP nominee has killed any chance of a reasonable debate about Russia.
Food Is a New Front in Europe’s Immigration StruggleVerona, Italy, is going after kebab shops for being “inauthentic.” Really?
The Very Cheap Man’s Guide to Crossing South KoreaCan you get across the whole country taking only local transit?
Soccer With VikingsAs Iceland continues its Cinderella story at the Euros, Mark Franek reflects on six summers of semipro football in the country of northern lights and hidden folk.
A City “With Its Back to the Sea”The Georgian port city of Poti strives to modernize as a tourist destination.
Deportees Wanted. Must Speak English. Call center jobs are providing hope for English-speaking Guatemalans deported from the United States.
The Moonshiners of KabulAfghans risk lashes and jail time to continue a tradition that offers a welcome escape from harsh realities.
Is This Tiny Island the Key to Restoring Haitian Tourism?Residents aren’t so sure they want to find out.
Hunting for Truffles in IraqIn a war-torn country, men risk their lives in pursuit of a small delicacy.
A Fragile Peace in ColombiaAn impending peace agreement between the government and FARC guerillas draws new and old opposition.
Smoke Bombs and MirrorsNonlethal anti-riot equipment for Congo’s police force is meant to usher in a more peaceful era of law enforcement. But critics see it as another way to crush dissent.
Ukraine’s Illegal Miners Come Out of the DarknessCivil war has led to the legalization of a dangerous shadow industry.
Hemp and ChangeCan cannabis farming help clean up the land contaminated by Europe’s biggest steel plant?
One Building Bears Battle Scars From Every Afghan WarShould it be preserved as a reminder, or rebuilt to help Kabul move forward?
Meet the Malcolm X of MauritaniaBiram Dah Abeid has been fighting slavery since childhood. With his release from prison, will he become the president of Mauritania?
The Socialist Roots of Croatia’s Hippest Shoe CompanyCan Borovo capitalize on the popularity of its colorful sneakers to find long-term prosperity?
Despair, Hunger, and HopeIn a Syrian refugee camp in Greece, food is scarce, but distrust is plentiful.
When Self-Help Becomes a Group ActivityIn China, young professionals are forming support networks to combat stress and get ahead.
Cambodia’s Lost RivieraThe once-glorious beach towns of Kep and Kampot struggle to shake their troubled pasts.
Will This Woman Replace Uganda’s Strongman?After 30 years of rule and a widely criticized election, Yoweri Museveni doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. But the country is still thinking about who will come next.
China’s Top DogsA growing number of Chinese pups and their owners are competing in high-end dog shows, but not without controversy.
Salvation by the SliceIn a Kiev pizzeria, veterans struggle to adapt to life away from the Eastern front.