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Afghanistan’s staggering set of crises, explained

After the latest clash with Israel, Gazans’ struggle continues

New York’s polio crisis, explained

Trading Brittney Griner for the “Merchant of Death”

Where in the world are Russians going to avoid sanctions?

The US and China might not get over the Taiwan crisis

How can the US bring Brittney Griner home?

The drama over Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan travel plans, briefly explained

The only way to “win” the war on terrorism is to end it

The US spends billions on foreign aid. But it doesn’t know how much good our money is doing.

The attack on a prison holding Ukraine POWs, explained

What think tank drama tells us about the US response to Russia’s war

What the strong dollar means for you

Biden’s latest global infrastructure plan is all about competing with China. That’s a problem.

Why Russia is abandoning the International Space Station

Sri Lanka’s new president is already cracking down on protests

Why the WHO finally declared monkeypox a global public health emergency

Europe’s gas crisis is here

The UK’s next prime minister will be one of these two people

It’s so hot in Europe that roads are literally buckling

Europe is burning like it’s 2052

What Biden wanted in the Middle East — and what he actually got

Sadhguru, the spiritual leader with ties to Will Smith and Modi, explained

Biden sought to end endless wars. So what’s the military doing in Somalia?

Why the US doesn’t want Turkey to invade Syria

How can Sri Lanka move forward?

Sri Lanka’s protests are just the beginning of global instability

Sri Lanka’s organic farming disaster, explained

Biden arrives in a Saudi Arabia where human rights violations go far beyond Khashoggi’s murder

The race to replace — and escape — Boris Johnson

What Joe Biden and Israel’s prime minister have in common

Biden says he wants a two-state solution. Why is he silent on Israeli settlements?

A needed nuclear option for climate change

Protests force Sri Lanka’s leaders to resign

Shinzo Abe wanted to make Japan a “normal country” — as he saw it

Boris Johnson was a winner, until he wasn’t

Is this the political end for Boris Johnson?

How China’s relationship to Hollywood has shaped the movies

Inside Ukraine’s lobbying blitz in Washington

Xi Jinping asserts his power on Hong Kong’s handover anniversary