Presidents don’t get to choose their emergencies.
“Being red-faced and sweating will be the norm.”
State-run outlets are essential to making the case for Putin’s intervention in Syria
Praising the Russian leader while promising an arms race with him, the U.S. president-elect could bring back the most dangerous aspects of the Cold War, without any of the redeeming defenses of freedom.
Part of our ongoing series of photo essays at the Atlantic titled Americans at Work. This week, observations of the daily commute made workers in big cities from photographer Cassandra Zampini.
An iconic city and its struggles
The United States has voiced its displeasure with Israeli settlements. Or has it?
The shooting of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Christmas around the world, robotic dinosaurs in Japan, a fireworks disaster in Mexico, big waves in Ireland, and much more.
As America gets ready for a presidential transition, a look at places where peaceful transfer of power is overdue.
The highlights from seven days of reading about the world
A nonproliferation expert puts the president-elect’s latest remarks in context
They’re essential to the fight against ISIS. But what happens when the Islamic State is gone?
“Very few actually comprehend the deadly and destructive capability of the motor vehicle,” an ISIS publication advises.
Images of Aleppo as it looked prior to 2011, and, in some cases, how those same sites appear today, after nearly six years of war
No foreign power has ever intervened to try to shape a U.S. election with this kind of sophistication and potency.
The country continues to descend into uncertainty following the assassination of the Russian ambassador.
In the absence of other evidence, a social-media post could mean any number of things.
One killing and its backdrop of tension and violence
While Saint Nicholas may bring gifts to good boys and girls, ancient folklore in Europe's Alpine region also tells of Krampus, a frightening beast-like creature looking for naughty children to punish in horrible ways—or possibly to drag back to his lair in a sack.
Two sets of statements tell radically different stories about who was being attacked, and why.
“The day of the chess player is over,” the businessman once wrote.