How the IDF is handling the changing dietary preferences of its servicemen and women.
Russia has never fully reckoned with Stalin’s atrocities. Now a grass-roots effort is memorializing victims, plaque by plaque.
Wang Jianlin, one of China’s richest men, is creating a rival to the American dream factory, from scratch.
An Ásatrú temple is opening in Reykjavik for the first time in a millennium.
What will happen to the Cuban city when American tourists arrive?
For the first time in a decade, Russia spent a higher portion of its GDP on defense than the U.S. in 2013.
The mysterious draw of foreign TV shows
As long as people interpret texts literally, religion will be a source of conflict.
The Italian investigative journalist Roberto Saviano, in exile in New York City
The urgent case for stopping the flow of illegal migrants across the Mediterranean
The fate of one of the biggest fossil-fuel producers may now depend on its investment in renewable energy.
Can a city pick itself up and head down the road? The people of Kiruna intend to find out.
Why it’s so hard to defeat an enemy that won’t fight you, and what this means for U.S. strategy on everything from the Islamic State to China
Unlike the famously expatriated George Balanchine, Leonid Yakobson remained in the U.S.S.R. How his spirit is revitalizing ballet today.
In Malaysia, councils outlaw everything from dog-petting to yoga.
Tokyo gets into communal bawling.
Two new histories single out the power of fear in driving the French Revolution and its aftermath.
Hundreds of thousands of stressed-out people across France have recently taken to an unlikely means of relaxation.
For half a century, memories of the Holocaust limited anti-Semitism on the Continent. That period has ended—the recent fatal attacks in Paris and Copenhagen are merely the latest examples of rising violence against Jews. Renewed vitriol among right-wing fascists and new threats from radicalized Islamists have created a crisis, confronting Jews with an agonizing choice.
Grandmothers are creating a ruckus in China's public spaces.
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
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.
Revisiting Dostoyevsky’s St. Petersburg haunts in the Putin era