The country has become repressive in a way that it has not been since the Cultural Revolution. What does its darkening political climate—and growing belligerence—mean for the United States?
A rougher, shaggier answer to the Olympics
The legendary and controversial statesman criticizes the Obama Doctrine, talks about the main challenges for the next president, and explains how to avoid war with China.
How social media is being weaponized across the world
Though Pastafarianism was founded to critique organized religion, it’s now an organized movement.
Sifting through decades of testimony of people caught up in the horrors of violent zealotry, a writer grapples with what hasn’t changed in our new world of terror.
“Rufus Gifford is a rock star.”
If Hillary Clinton takes office, her best adviser in mediating Israel and Palestine’s century-old conflict might be the man who came closest to doing it before.
“A violently good time”
For those who’ve benefited from the country’s political revolution, flaunting wealth with pricey timepieces is getting more complicated.
“I prayed and he got me to the other side.”
The country’s population is aging and shrinking. That means big consequences for its economy—and America’s global standing.
Middle-class women treat the “child angels” as though they’re real, taking them to get blowouts at salons and even giving them their own seats at restaurants.
In late antiquity, the religion split the Mediterranean world in two. Now it is remaking the Continent.
Even as the militant group loses ground in Iraq, many Sunnis say they have no hope for peace. One family’s story shows why.
Why Russian civilians are embracing “patriotic glamour”
The high stakes and high price of popping the question
The country’s growth is slowing. The wrong response might make the problem worse.
The French capital has embarked on the most ambitious new subway project in the Western world.
What happened when 11 exiles armed themselves for a violent night in the Gambia
An ancient style of fighting makes a comeback.
… And how this helped give rise to the criminal empire of Chapo Guzmán
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.