A quarter century after the Velvet Revolution, Václav Havel's legacy is in disarray. His life illuminates a dissident generation's dreams and the revenge that history has taken on them.
A very short book excerpt
Just four years after the Arab Spring, ISIS attacks reveal a country on the brink of total failure.
The president didn't label the Paris attacks "random" because he wished to avoid identifying the victims, but rather, because he wished to avoid identifying the motives of their perpetrators.
Carnival season 2015 is underway across Europe and the Americas. These pre-Lent festivals, often a blend of local pagan and catholic traditions, usher out the winter and welcome in spring. The largest and most famous—the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil—took place this weekend.
How governments are reinventing censorship in the 21st century
A preposterously nationalistic video celebrating Internet censorship, which gets less funny the more you think about it
How the Russian leader came to oppose a country he knows little about
One gunman should not cause a country as successful as any on earth to change.
"I have come to the conclusion that there is no military solution to this issue that can be generated by the U.S. But I believe there is a political solution." How to think about the next war, as we consider getting into it.
A terror attack on a free speech seminar in Denmark has raised the stakes for European artists.
The last flight out of the South Pole until November departed on Friday. How do the people left behind cope with months of endless darkness and sub-zero temperatures?
Questions of "divided loyalty" have been among the nastiest in discussions of foreign policy. A reader says we're asking the wrong questions about the Netanyahu imbroglio.
The video-streaming site, created 10 years ago today, has reduced the barriers to entry for news publication—for both good and bad.
For Syrian refugees, marriage celebrates life and beginnings—when both are sorely missed.
From Saudi Arabia to Japan
How a president’s speech became a soap opera of national dysfunction
Why should they willingly serve as GOP-Likud campaign props?
In the 1930s, few Americans proposed with the precious stone. Then everything changed.