What We’re Following
Russian Interference: As Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin escalates, right-wing pundits are now responding with openly partisan critiques of Mueller. And in our newest cover story, Julia Ioffe investigates how the Kremlin overcame its own institutional weaknesses to manipulate American democracy—and answers the question of what Russian President Vladimir Putin might be planning next.
Violent Acts: Authorities said the explosion that injured three bystanders in a New York City subway tunnel was caused by a Brooklyn man wearing an improvised explosive device. He sustained serious injuries and is now in custody. New York’s dense population and cultural symbolism have long made it a target for terrorism, a pattern that’s likely to continue. But with potential crises brewing in Iran and North Korea, the greatest threats to U.S. national security in the coming year may come in part from its newly unpredictable foreign policy. Here’s a list of the global conflicts that U.S. leaders will be watching in 2018.
Onscreen Hits: The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced an eclectic list of nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes, kicking off what’s likely to be an unpredictable awards season. And Sophie Gilbert looks back on the best TV shows of 2017, from Netflix’s impressive roster of miniseries to the finales of Halt and Catch Fire and The Leftovers.