For generations, American presidents have vowed to use their power to spread freedom around the globe. But the president-elect is set to break with that precedent.
From revolutionary to establishment power-broker
The former Iranian president who died Sunday was viewed as a reformer in a country where conservatives have held political sway since the 1979 Islamic revolution.
Part of our ongoing series of photo essays at the Atlantic titled Americans at Work. This week, images of caregivers at work in their offices and in the homes of the elderly clients they serve, made by photographer Amanda Swinhart.
Multiple agencies have confidently concluded that Russian hackers intended to hurt Clinton and help Trump, but it’s unlikely to persuade skeptics.
Did Moscow influence the U.S. election? Who else has been hacked? Could the CIA be wrong?
Presidents before him have tried and failed.
New Year’s Eve celebrations worldwide, the swearing-in of the 115th US Congress, a post-apocalyptic zombie movie filmed in China, Dakar Rally racing in Argentina, and much more.
In defense of the intelligence community
When Twitter fingers could be trigger fingers
The highlights from seven days of reading about the world
The roots of Russia's political appeal in Europe and the United States
Can Arab countries learn from each other to find a model that works?
Time once again for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet.
The logic of policy by tweet
Lasers-armed drones and interceptor missiles are among America’s possible tech options for impeding a North Korean nuclear strike.
For the past few years, Getty Images photographer Kevin Frayer has been covering China’s Steel production facilities, from massive state-run factories to small unauthorized steel producers.
How politics pits demographic groups against each other
A historical Twitter account made for surreal reading in 2016.
The group claims the Reina nightclub massacre—making its war of terror official.
Part of our ongoing series of photo essays at the Atlantic titled Americans at Work. This week, images of Port Houston, the busiest port for deep-draft vessels in the United States, made by photographer Daniel Kramer: