March 10, 2016 / Foreign Policy
Jillian Keenan
Impoverished young men have menaced the city of Zinder with rapes and murders. Now Boko Haram wants to turn their ultra-violence into a weapon of war.
March 4, 2016 / Foreign Policy
Reese Erlich
Iranians have voted out opponents of the nuclear deal. But they're still worried the United States won't live up to its side of the bargain.
March 1, 2016 / Foreign Policy
Reese Erlich
Tehran says it backs the Syrian cease-fire—but only if it can still hammer “terrorists” the West sees as the valid opposition to Assad.
March 11, 2014 / Foreign Policy
Dimiter Kenarov, Boryana Katsarova
The last stand of Crimea’s pro-Ukraine movement.
March 6, 2014 / Foreign Policy
Dimiter Kenarov, Boryana Katsarova
The angry Russian pensioners of Simferopol would rather have the old Soviet dictatorship than European democracy.
February 12, 2014 / Foreign Policy
Tom Hundley
In Indonesia and the Philippines, abortions take place underground. The social costs of these women's secrets can be crushing.
January 23, 2014 / Foreign Policy
Jeffrey E. Stern
A recent attack on a restaurant favored by foreigners in Afghanistan represents a strategic error for the Taliban.
January 21, 2014 / Foreign Policy
Jeffrey E. Stern
With elections set to determine who will lead Afghanistan after foreign troops withdraw, the government had a plan to ensure legitimacy. Read about how it's been undone by a technicality.
January 9, 2014 / Foreign Policy
Jeffrey E. Stern
An Afghan drug counselor: The sixth in a series of oral histories from Afghans preparing for life after December 2014, when U.S. and NATO combat troops will leave the country.
December 21, 2013 / Foreign Policy
Anna Nemtsova
This month Putin surprised even the biggest Russia experts: he pardoned his biggest enemy and critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. There were some surprises for Putin too from crises regions.
November 18, 2013 / Foreign Policy
Anna Nemtsova
People in a mono-town Asbest are more afraid of anti-asbestos campaign than of asbestos. But now authorities give citizens of Russian mono-towns a chance to escape dependence on a single industry.
November 7, 2013 / Foreign Policy
Brendan Hoffman
How does a small town in the middle of Siberia move forward when the biggest local employer shuts down? Baikalsk is one of hundreds of monotowns across Russia struggling to find an answer.
November 4, 2013 / Foreign Policy
Anna Nemtsova
Majority of Russians say that Lake Baikal should be the symbol of Russia. But in monotown Baikalsk hundreds of workers who lost their jobs this month say they feel cheated by Moscow.

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