The Video-Game Propaganda Wars
June 21, 2013
Authoritarian regimes are making games—and dissidents, too.
The New York Times’s Brazil bureau chief, Simon Romero, opens his latest dispatch from São Paulo with an anecdote whose symbolism no newspaper reporter could have resisted: While the protests swelled on his city’s streets last week, Mayor Fernando Ha
Those $%@#&! Russians Aren't Always Wrong
June 18, 2013
It was no surprise that, after speaking in private for two hours in Northern Ireland, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin looked “tense and uncomfortable,” or, as the pool report put it, “serious and unsmiling.” Not only did t
Obama Ist Kein Berliner
June 18, 2013
Fifty years after JFK's visit, and five since his own, Obama returns to Berlin—to a different mood.
Patience With All Things in Iran
June 17, 2013
Patient resilience has long been a characteristic of the Iranian people.
Engineering elections in Iran, it turns out, is more difficult than what Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his allies in the Revolutionary Guards had imagined.
The Second-Term Interventionists
June 11, 2013
How Susan Rice and Samantha Power will impact Obama's foreign policy.
Turkey Before the Crackdown
June 05, 2013
Recalling better times in Istanbul.
Why Susan Rice is a better fit for national security adviser than for secretary of state.
The Most Dangerous Job in the World
June 04, 2013
How did 900 bus drivers end up dead in Guatemala City?