A historical briefing on the legacy of the Soviet withdrawal
The terror group’s about to lose its “state.” That doesn’t mean it’s defeated.
Single-payer health-care plans seem foreign to many voters. House Democrats are aiming to change that.
Introducing The Masthead’s new monthly book club.
The Pakistan crisis gives the Indian prime minister the perfect chance to divide his opponents.
Leaving Neverland is only the beginning of a debate about the King of Pop’s legacy.
America has long blocked truce talks, says the historian Bruce Cumings. Now Trump might be getting out of the two Koreas’ way.
The tech giant’s withdrawal from New York has cities rethinking the risks of corporate partnerships.
Republicans are relishing a fight after bills in New York and Virginia sought to expand late-term abortion access.
In 1977, the writer John Brooke itemized his annual budget. It wasn’t pretty, even by today’s standards.
Educators are emboldened and exasperated. Those feelings are driving a second wave of teacher strikes nationwide.
Two of The Atlantic’s political profilers chat about their process—and when to doodle during an interview.
A tainted election reveals a lesson about the relationship between democracy and power.
Worry and uncertainty remain, even with the federal government back up and running.
The legal reformer wants to bring back antitrust as the cornerstone of a new political philosophy.
The first U.S.-North Korea summit produced lukewarm results. Trump may be putting more on the table for the second one.
As more details come out about the CRISPR baby scandal, the scenario looks bleak.
Everything has changed since the drug war of the mid-’90s. And nothing has.
A new documentary puts years of abuse allegations into sharp focus.
Kiese Laymon talks about his new best seller, Heavy.