Russia

How Azerbaijan Won the Karabakh War

How Azerbaijan Won the Karabakh War

While Azerbaijanis are happy a significant amount of territory has been returned to their country’s control, some are concerned that they’ve traded Armenian occupation for a Russian presence.

Inside Russia’s Secret Propaganda Unit

Russia’s Secret Propaganda Unit

Exclusive documents reveal the role of a secret Russian intelligence section in propaganda and espionage operations.

Carrying Home Within

Carrying Home Within

My dear Idlib, how I wish for you to go back to being forgotten and ours again. Until then, we’ll always have your accent in our world, your olive oil in our cells, your trees etched in our memories. And most importantly, “wlad al-balad” to count on wherever we go.

Zaina Erhaim
Revolutionary Wit

Revolutionary Wit

No one escaped Raed Fares’ brutal criticism: U.S. presidents, Russia, Iran, the United Nations – everyone who was witnessing the Syrian war and doing nothing to stop it.

Lina Sergie Attar
Armenia’s Miscalculations in Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia’s Miscalculations in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russia won't defend Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh. It's why Azerbaijan is winning

Simon Ostrovsky
How Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Solidified his Power

How Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Solidified his Power

In early 2020, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman executed two plans — an oil war and a crackdown on dissident family members — that exemplify his blunt, risky methods of consolidating power for himself and raising Saudi Arabia’s profile.

Bradley Hope,
Justin Scheck
How Libya Became a Battleground for Foreign Powers

How Libya Became a Battleground for Foreign Powers

The first armed conflict of the Arab Spring is now a playground of intervening foreign powers out for themselves. It won’t be the last.

Tarek Megerisi