North Korea’s nuclear gambit [program]

Sixty-four years ago, a ceasefire brought a halt to the Korean War and left Korea divided. But in recent weeks the frozen conflict on the Korean peninsula threatened to re-erupt over the North’s nuclear...

Brazil engulfed by corruption probes [program]

If you think the investigation into possible collusion with Russia by the Trump campaign has been a blow to the U.S. political system, consider Brazil.  There, President Michel Temer and every single...

The business of poaching

Might your children or grandchildren someday live in a world without rhinoceroses or African elephants? The chances of that are probably higher than you might guess. There are just 350,000 elephants...

For Israel, mixed legacy from Six-Day War victory

Fifty years ago this week, Israelis were riding high. In just six days, the Jewish state’s army had won a stunning victory over the combined militaries of Egypt, Syria and Jordan. Israel more than tripled in...

Qatar feud risks Gulf instability

On the surface, the tiny Persian Gulf nation of Qatar has much in common with Saudi Arabia and the other monarchies of the Arabian peninsula. Hydro-carbons have made it enormously wealthy, and it’s...

Turkey’s dying democracy

Fifteen years ago, Turkey was the great democratic beacon of the Islamic world. Back then Turkey’s current President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was viewed as a moderate Islamist and modernizer. How times...

Malaysia’s 1MDB and Europe’s migrants

On this two-part edition of Global Journalist, a look at political corruption in Malaysia and a controversial new film about migration to Europe. In Malaysia, the country's politics have been in turmoil for...