December 28, 2018 Issue

Cover story World
With the world conceding that Bashar al-Assad has won the war in Syria, refugees in Turkey are trapped. If they return home, their lives are in danger. If they stay, they face uncertainty and destitution.
In Focus

Back to the Wall

Central American migrants brace themselves as they wait for others to climb over the border fence into San Diego on December 12. Over the previous month, more than 6,000 arrived in a caravan from Honduras, seeking to escape poverty and violence. Tijuana’s mayor declared a humanitarian crisis. Many migrants face the prospect of waiting in the city for months before they can officially request asylum in the U.S.
Launch Slideshow 4 PHOTOS
Health experts blame social media for making it easier to spread false information, the polarized political climate and a widespread distrust of the pharmaceutical industry.