Reading Time: 4 minutes Turkey’s authoritarian president has just suffered a major symbolic and financial blow in Istanbul’s mayoral election rerun. The outcome means that the future of NATO’s second-largest member is even more uncertain.
Reading Time: 6 minutes President Donald Trump has gone after Chinese electronics giant Huawei in recent months. But his attacks may have backfired: The company now has a heroic reputation back home and sales are soaring. At the same time, companies like Apple are suffering.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Russ Baker takes a tour through the KGB Museum of grotesque and quaint spy tools, located in the heart of New York City, of all places.
Reading Time: 27 minutes A great deal remains to be discovered about the disgraced lawyer’s Russia ties and the nature of his nearly two-decade dalliance with Trump. Will Congress ask?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Young Saudi men facing serious charges in the US manage to escape their day in court and receive a quick flight home. Such meddling in foreign justice is a curious development, considering the hostility the Kingdom shows toward outside influence on its own internal affairs.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The notorious Steele Dossier claimed Michael Cohen, Trump’s ex-personal lawyer and soon to be convict, was in Prague in summer 2016 meeting Russians — allegations he denies. But new reports concerning his cell phone geolocation metadata may substantiate the dossier.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Trump’s move to pull out of Syria has been called a surrender and a betrayal of allies. Yet it may increase American leverage in an extremely messy situation.
Reading Time: 26 minutes Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, has been sentenced to three years in prison. Here’s the backstory you need to know.
Reading Time: 26 minutes Michael Cohen has been in and out of the news, most lately pleading guilty to lying to Congress. Check out his mysterious backstory with the former USSR — which may explain why Trump originally hired him.
Reading Time: 12 minutes Italy’s ultra-right government hates Riace, a model town for migrants and asylum seekers. And the country’s strong-man interior minister is doing something about it.
Reading Time: 13 minutes A conversation with international journalist and screenwriter Rula Jebreal about her final interview with Jamal Khashoggi.
Reading Time: 4 minutes With polls tightening ahead of the midterms, is the slow-moving caravan of migrants moving toward the US the “October Surprise” Republicans need to scare their base into turning out?
Reading Time: 5 minutes The Trump administration’s contempt for international courts deepens American unilateralism and emboldens rogue action.
Reading Time: 10 minutes EU migration policy is turning deadly. People seeking to reach Europe are drowning at its doorstep or caught in the crossfire of Libya’s civil war.
Reading Time: 4 minutes An obscure case of an American pastor jailed in Turkey and a failed prisoner exchange have spiraled into declarations of economic war between the US and a key NATO ally.
Reading Time: 26 minutes Michael Cohen may have just jeopardized Trump’s presidency. Long before the spotlight was on the president’s most troublesome ex-attorney, WhoWhatWhy was probing this curious character in the Russiagate saga.
Reading Time: 3 minutes The US president is notoriously thin-skinned. He’s faced considerable protests across America — but it’s about to be turned up to “11” when he touches down in the UK tomorrow.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A new government report concludes that the US’s ongoing effort — now in its 17th year — to stabilize and reconstruct Afghanistan has been marred by misspending, corruption, and incompetence.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Erdogan’s power grab in Turkey has been rubber-stamped by an election described by independent observers as free but not fair. His promises for peace and prosperity ring hollow, experts say.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Anyone who thinks people just brave the border hazards for the heck of it pays no attention to historical causation — in particular the role the US has played over the decades propping up right-wing dictators throughout South and Central America.