In the season finale of the third season of "Homeland," Carrie Mathison, the bipolar CIA agent played by Claire Danes, is appointed as the Istanbul bureau chief to oversee the agency’s covert Iranian operation—the result of a season-long effort to place a double agent in the upper echelons of Iranian intelligence.
The incoherence of Tahrir Square's activists
A new movie might win an Oscar for celebrating Egypt's new "culture of protest." Too bad that culture is so incoherent.
The shockingly high prices of one of Africa's most impoverished countries
The shockingly high prices of one of Africa's most impoverished countries.
Uruguay's new pot law is a big blow to Washington drug policy
Uruguay's new pot law is another big blow to Washington's drug policy
A profile of Fetullah Gulen, the prime minister's greatest enemy
Inside the movement of Fetullah Gulen, the Islamic leader in rural Pennsylvania who may be toppling Turkey's government.
Like many of his law-abiding compatriots, Petr Sourek resents how corruption rewards cheating and is a drag on economic growth. But unlike others he decided to try and profit—legally—from the Czech Republic’s sleazy intersection of business and politics.In 2011 he created Corrupt Tour, a company that offers a series of sightseeing tours that highlight, and mock, some of Prague’s most outrageous corruption scandals in the post-communist era.
Citizens are calling their new president 'St. Nick' after he forced shops to have blowout sales
Citizens are calling their president "Saint Nick" after he used his power to force businesses to have huge, blowout sales.
The laws of demographics say violence against women in India will only get worse. Uh-oh.
Some Bulgarians have even burned themselves alive in protest.
In 2050, 71 per cent of Alzheimer's patients will be in low to middle income countries. Will they be able to access medical care?