Putin Cornered

As Western governments contemplate regime change, Russian elites also weigh Putin’s future

Putin's Lockerbie Moment

Putin's name and reputation have become inextricably linked to the tragedy of MH17, and his international standing is suffering

Smack Down

This year, Western troops will withdraw from Afghanistan after 13 years of war. Here’s what they leave behind
Vladimir Putin

The End of Putinomics

A dozen years of prosperity and stability have kept Russia’s leader wildly popular. Now his whole world is about to collapse.

10 Wonders of Istanbul

Enjoy cocktails by one of history’s most important waterways and take in the magnificent sunsets of Turkey’s ancient metropolis.

Holy Middle Class!

Moscow’s Gorky Park used to be a place to avoid. Now it’s a magnet for the Russian bourgeoisie.

A Civil War Revived

Turkey’s prime minister promised peace with the country’s Kurdish separatists. A year later, violence between the two sides is worse than ever.