The ISIS Volunteer Who Won’t Be Coming Home
Putin’s Perverse Powers of Persuasion Won Him Six More Years
The more he’s reviled—and feared—around the world, the more most Russians are convinced he’s a great leader defending their nation. But nobody knows what he really thinks.
A Rape in Paradise?
Until recently, travelers were clueless about the dangers lurking at luxury resorts overseas. The case of Anna Karabash puts a dramatic spotlight on those risks.
AN ELECTION FORETOLD
Here’s What Putin’s Hometown Really Thinks of Him
The young thug, the ambitious KGB agent, the factotum of a corrupt post-Soviet mayor—nobody in ‘Piter’ doubted the Putin they knew would be re-elected. But they’re not fooled.
WATCH YOUR BACK
Scotland Yard, a Poisoning, and the Dangerous Mission Ahead
A notorious band of ex-KGB agents greeted Scotland Yard’s last murder inquiry in Moscow. Detectives trying to solve Sergei Skripal’s poisoning should prepare for even worse.
Sex, the Church and Human Trafficking on the ‘Mafia Coast’
While men blithely rationalize prostitution in Italy, there is little thought for the Nigerian women caught up in the sex-slave racket behind this dirty business.
Death, Drinking, and the Luck of the Irish
The Irish have a reputation for being really good at grieving. It’s a stereotype that is caricatured almost as frequently as Guinness and leprechauns.
A Tale of Two Netanyahus
If Yoni Netanyahu died too young, Bibi Netanyahu seems never to die at all.