Reading Time: 5 minutes As America celebrates its independence, Hong Kong residents are surrendering their own.
Reading Time: 11 minutes A tale of intrigue during the Vietnam War that seems straight out of a Le Carré novel, but with a surprise ingredient — the stunning consequences of an act of kindness.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Political phoenix Mikheil Saakashvili, Georgia’s former president, could become Kiev’s reform chief. Can he mend US ties poisoned by the impeachment drama?
Reading Time: 14 minutes The assassination of Quds Force General Qassem Soleimani could trigger an escalation of violence in the Middle East. Six months ago, we told you about him… and the other men who could start a war between the US and Iran.
Reading Time: 3 minutes British voters handed Prime Minister Boris Johnson a huge mandate. Is his victory a dramatic warning to the Democrats in 2020?
Reading Time: 4 minutes While the Syrian regime, Russia and Turkey have emerged as the biggest winners of the US exit from Syria, hidden understandings and ambiguities of the ceasefire deal bode more bloodshed.
Reading Time: 6 minutes One of western Europe’s newest democracies embraces civil political discourse. What a concept!
Reading Time: 3 minutes The performance of Volodymyr Zelensky in a call with Donald Trump is earning Ukraine’s comedian-turned-president only awkward laughs.
Reading Time: 3 minutes Despite President Donald Trump’s stunning announcement this month, Afghan peace talks are not yet dead. They are, however, only a first step on a long road to peace.
Reading Time: 5 minutes Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has withdrawn the extradition bill that ignited three months of street protests, but her surrender appears unlikely to pacify the city’s demonstrators.