“Belarus isn’t sexy. Sexy countries have oil, gas, diamonds, sea, mountains.” A woman named Yana is standing on a stage wearing a robe and a crown of flowers, surrounded by fellow actors and delivering a fiery speech in Russian. “The only way for the country to attract attention is to strip in front of the entire world.” This she does. She is leashed to the ceiling and her naked body is smeared with black paint.

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Why Do Our Offices Make Us So Miserable?

The unhappy history of the workplace

Ninety-three percent of people who work in cubicles “would prefer a different workspace.”

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U.S. Cold War Policy Was Designed by a Bigot

George Kennan's diaries reveal just how much he hated America

In his decades of influential writing and policymaking, George Kennan presented himself as a hard-headed realist. He was anything but.

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Edward Snowden Is Russia's Puppet Now

Any shred of heroism was lost at Putin's press farce

Edward Snowden is not a whistleblower, or a hero. He is a man who helps dictators make propaganda to embarrass his own country.

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David Axelrod's alliance with Ed Miliband is the perfect match of message and messenger. Labour gains a comms guru with soundbite skill and strategic insight whilst Axelrod has the chance to work once again for a candidate who embodies his own political beliefs.

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The stars of Jo Becker's misleading book are racing to claim even more credit.

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Chelsea Clinton's pregnancy is bringing out the worst in the political media. 

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The entire strategy teeters on a foundation of fuzzy accounting and wishful thinking

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Obamacare might still be under water in national polls. But the practical politics underlying it are shifting very rapidly. 

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It's harder to adjudicate than you think. 

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