Joshua Keating Joshua Keating

Joshua Keating is a staff writer at Slate focusing on international affairs and writes the World blog. 

The World
Oct. 22 2014 6:30 PMThe Tragedies That Have Shaped Canada's Gun Politics
The World
Oct. 22 2014 11:57 AMWhy Has the World Health Organization Done Such a Bad Job Responding to the Ebola Crisis?
The World
Oct. 21 2014 11:40 AMThe U.S. Has Spent $7 Billion Fighting the War on Drugs in Afghanistan. It Hasn’t Worked. 
The World
Oct. 20 2014 1:50 PMWhy We Shouldn’t Be Too Sure About the Supposed Deal to Return the Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls
The World
Oct. 17 2014 5:36 PMAmerica’s Fears of Immigration, Terrorism, and Ebola Are Combining Into a Supercluster of Anxiety
The World
Oct. 15 2014 2:26 PMThe CIA Finally Admits That Arming Rebels Doesn’t Work
The World
Oct. 13 2014 3:10 PMVladimir Putin’s Tiger Is Lost in China
The World
Oct. 10 2014 8:53 AMDon’t Reduce Malala Yousafzai to a Cuddly Caricature of the “Bravest Girl in the World”
Oct. 9 2014 2:00 PMArrests, Prosecutions, and Rainbow Paranoia: The Chilling Effects of Russia’s Anti-Gay Law
The World
Oct. 8 2014 12:08 PMTop Russian Officials Are Starting to Realize That the Country’s Economy Is in Big Trouble
The World
Oct. 3 2014 11:00 AMSend in the Thugs: Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution Faces a Time-Honored Tactic
The World
Oct. 1 2014 11:48 AMSyria’s “Moderate” Rebels Are Realizing That U.S. Airstrikes Help Bashar al-Assad, Not Them
The World
Sept. 26 2014 11:40 AMCan India’s Prime Minister Ever Escape His Controversial Past?
The World
Sept. 23 2014 10:55 AMIt’s Likely That the Airstrikes in Syria Will Eventually Benefit America’s Enemies
The World
Sept. 22 2014 11:10 AMWhy I Was Depressed by Moscow’s Big Anti-War March
The World
Oct. 22 2014 2:05 PMPaul Farmer Says Up to Ninety Percent of Those Infected Should Survive Ebola. Is He Right?
The World
Oct. 21 2014 3:13 PMWhy Countries Make Human Rights Pledges They Have No Intention of Honoring
Oct. 20 2014 6:49 PMGod’s OligarchOne of Vladimir Putin’s favorite businessmen wants to start an Orthodox Christian Fox News and return Russia to its glorious czarist past.
The World
Oct. 20 2014 1:13 PMWhen It Comes to Foreign Policy, President Obama Is Acting Like Congress Doesn’t Exist
The World
Oct. 17 2014 2:02 PMHas America Stopped Even Pretending to Care About the U.N. Security Council?
The World
Oct. 15 2014 2:12 PMNigeria Didn’t Actually Do an Amazing Job Containing Ebola
The World
Oct. 13 2014 10:24 AMDid Russia Really Boost Its Birthrate by Promising New Mothers Prize Money and Refrigerators?
The World
Oct. 9 2014 4:01 PMKim Jong-un Hasn’t Been Seen for 37 Days. Where Could the North Korean Leader Possibly Be?
The World
Oct. 8 2014 2:36 PMHow the Fall of a Small Syrian City Could Be ISIS’s Most Devastating Blow Yet
The World
Oct. 6 2014 11:44 PMThis Year’s Nobel Peace Prize Winner: Nobody
The World
Oct. 1 2014 12:20 PMDon’t Expect Hong Kong’s Protests to Spread to the Mainland
The World
Sept. 29 2014 10:25 AMDo the Protests in Hong Kong Mean the “One Country, Two Systems” System Is on the Ropes?
The World
Sept. 24 2014 4:44 PMWhy Is the U.S. Bombing ISIS and ISIS’s Sworn Enemy?
The World
Sept. 22 2014 12:30 PMTurkey Just Got Forty-Six Hostages Back From ISIS. How Did That Happen?
The World
Sept. 19 2014 11:36 AMScotland Shows That Breaking Up Countries Is Still Hard to Do




The Ebola Story

How our minds build narratives out of disaster.

The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics

A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers


Welcome to 13th Grade!

Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.


The Actual World

“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.

Want Kids to Delay Sex? Let Planned Parenthood Teach Them Sex Ed.

Would You Trust Walmart to Provide Your Health Care? (You Should.)

  News & Politics
Oct. 22 2014 9:42 PM Landslide Landrieu Can the Louisiana Democrat use the powers of incumbency to save herself one more time?
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Dear Prudence
Oct. 23 2014 6:00 AM Monster Kids from poorer neighborhoods keep coming to trick-or-treat in mine. Do I have to give them candy?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Oct. 22 2014 11:54 PM The Actual World “Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.