Vladimir Putin

You can’t win them all. After Vladimir Putin’s successful intervention in the U.S. election last year—successful in the sense that he helped to elect Donald...
middle east

It’s one of the ironies of Middle Eastern studies and Western media that the Israel-Palestinian conflict tends to get outsize coverage in comparison to so...
Hillary Clinton

If you can summon the resolve, pity the political media. Their jobs aren’t easy. To do them well means they will satisfy few and enrage the...
Iran

Regardless of how the Obama administration described their nuclear deal with Iran, it increasingly looks like history will judge the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...
Retail

These days, somewhat paradoxically, Forgotten America is on everyone’s mind. Even before Donald Trump won the presidency by appealing to demographics and themes that effete,...
Holocaust

When the last survivor has gone, to whom does the mantle pass? When they can no longer tell their stories, who can? Who should? Who...
turkey

Since last year’s abortive coup attempt in Turkey, the Turkish government has unleashed a massive crackdown on followers of Fethullah Gülen, an exiled theologian who...
France

Every major economic upheaval produces a corresponding political upheaval. The First Industrial Revolution, beginning in the late 18th century, challenged absolute monarchies and set up a...

The first round of voting in the French presidential election has concluded, and one thing that we can say for sure about it is that...
alice goffman

Alice Goffman, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin, is a controversial scholar. Her book, On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American...
Aya Hijazi

Both President Donald Trump’s supporters and detractors credit his approach with helping to win the release of Egyptian-American Aya Hijazi, an NGO worker imprisoned in...
Julian Assange

Critics of Donald Trump’s approach to campaigning for the White House have every reason to claim vindication. In the transition from campaigning to governing, this...