Reading Time: 6 minutes Shadowy groups of security officers pursue dissidents, make arrests, to advance their own careers.
Reading Time: 4 minutes A former senior Pentagon intelligence official questions how the Trump administration handled internal reports that Russia paid bounties to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan.
Reading Time: 4 minutes Hong Kong, a city about the same size as New York, has successfully contained the coronavirus without the need for lockdowns. One important reason for Hong Kong’s success offers valuable lessons for citizens battling the virus elsewhere.
Reading Time: 6 minutes The daughter of the late Uzbek dictator finds out there are some things that even she cannot get away with.
Reading Time: 5 minutes How President Donald Trump is being outplayed in Central Asia.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The impoverished, war-torn nation struggles to predict how the erratic US president will view Ukraine’s role in the aftermath of the impeachment saga.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Confirmation that two missiles brought down the Ukrainian airliner seems to answer one question — but others remain open.
Reading Time: 6 minutes For a moment, the assassination of Qassem Soleimani raised fears of a new wave of violence in Lebanon. Now, the people of this war-torn country are back to fighting corruption.
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s not clear how it is that video cameras were on hand to capture Wednesday’s 6 AM downing of the Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran. Does that suggest it wasn’t the accident officials claim it was?
Reading Time: 4 minutes The rest of the world is bewildered by President Donald Trump’s decision to escalate tensions with Iran. Nothing we are seeing in the international press bodes well for the US.