Eight horrific and uplifting stories about being gay in the new Russia.
Iran's New President Makes a Promising First Move
August 06, 2013
Hassan Rouhani, a man of ferocious pragmatism and an unfailing ability to find and align himself with the center of power in Iran’s labyrinthine political structure, was sworn in Sunday as the seventh president.
Benjamin Netanyahu Hopes to Sell Peace. Here's How.
July 24, 2013
In 1956, Israel’s famed general Moshe Dayan gave a eulogy about a young kibbutznik who was killed in a border attack by Arabs, saying that Israelis needed to get used to the idea that life in the Mideast meant remaining forever on guard.
This morning came the news that NSA leaker Edward Snowden was finally on the verge of leaving the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, where he has been holed up for one month and one day.
India's Next Leader Might Be a Man Banned by the U.S.
July 19, 2013
Last week, Indian Finance Minister P. Chidambaram spent four days in Washington, hustling for business—his second visit in less than six months. He delivered a keynote address at a U.S.-India Business Council summit.
The Most Dangerous Blogger in the World
July 18, 2013
Today, a provincial court in the Russian city of Kirov sentenced Aleksey Navalny, the only real leader to emerge among the opposition since the fall of the Soviet Union, to five years in a prison camp, and slapped him with a hefty fine for an embezzl
It's been nearly a month since NSA leaker Edward Snowden landed in Moscow, en route to Ecuador.
President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai essentially just had a Skype breakup.
Civil State or Civil War?
July 11, 2013
Behind the debate about whether the July 3 ouster of Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi should be considered a popular impeachment or a military coup, there is a basic question: Are things in Egypt going to get better or worse?
Egypt Officially Declares What Is and Isn't Important
July 09, 2013
Interim Egyptian President Adli Mansour on Monday did his fellow citizens a huge favor by issuing his “constitutional declaration,” which is designed to do two things.