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Are we headed toward a “polycrisis”? The buzzword of the moment, explained.

In the last 48 hours, violence in Israel and Palestine has spiked

The Pelosi attack is the culmination of longtime GOP hate-mongering

One year in, both Ukraine and Russia still think they can win

Ukraine’s corruption shake-up, briefly explained

Are we in a new Cold War?

Ukraine has a new cache of weapons on the way — but not German tanks

Jacinda Ardern is a global icon — but she’s still a politician

Israel’s new right-wing government is even more extreme than protests would have you think

How China came to regret its one-child policy

The biggest animal welfare crisis you’ve never heard of

Japan’s plan to ramp up military spending, explained

Peru’s violent unrest shows no signs of stopping

Iran’s months-long protest movement, explained

Republicans didn’t really want to cut the military budget after all

How the Taliban’s ban on women aid workers could deepen Afghanistan’s crisis

The root causes of Brazil’s violent protest, explained by an expert

What Biden’s immigration restrictions mean for migrants

Biden has a chance to push back against Mexico’s anti-democratic turn. Will he take it?

What comes after Brazil’s January 8?

Bolsonaro supporters storm Brazil’s seat of power

North Korea’s nuclear escalation, explained

Putin’s so-called Christmas ceasefire, explained

The treaties that make the world safer are struggling

23 things we think will happen in 2023

Xi Jinping has abandoned zero-Covid. What happens now?

Can art destruction save us from climate destruction?

The tricky business of putting a dollar value on a human life

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s unexpected visit to the US, explained

The far-right threat to liberal democracy in Europe, explained

A bad year for the bad guys

Peru is in crisis. How did it happen?

Europe’s unprecedented response to Ukrainian refugees faces new challenges

This DC party invite shows all the money to be made off the Ukraine war

Inside the chaos at Washington’s most connected military tech startup

Why the protests in Iran are so hard to understand

China’s alliance with Saudi Arabia signals a potential shift in the global order

The bizarre far-right coup attempt in Germany, explained by an expert

Why Brittney Griner was released now

How migration has shaped the World Cup