Europe’s border pushback

Agreements with countries like Turkey, Sudan and Libya have helped the European Union dramatically cut the flow of migrants to the continent. But...

Poland’s declining democracy

Poland was once a model democracy in eastern Europe. Yet since 2015 when the populist Law and Justice party (PiS) won both the presidency and lower...

Eritrea’s opportunity

The young nation of Eritrea is often referred to as the North Korea of Africa. The country has jailed thousands of political prisoners, eliminated...

The market in human organs

The imbalance between the supply of organs for transplant and the demand for them can be staggering. There are about 75,000 people active on the...

Militarization of space

In early August, Vice President Mike Pence renewed a call by the Trump Administration for the U.S. military to create a “Space Force.” The...

Saudi Arabia’s turbulent prince

Just over a year ago, Saudi Arabia’s 82-year-old King Salman replaced his nephew as heir to the throne with his 32-year-old son Mohammad bin...

Nicaragua’s standoff

The situation in Nicaragua has taken a dark turn in recent months. President Daniel Ortega's growing authoritarian streak has led to months of...

Press freedom in Macedonia and Mexico

On this edition, part two of our look at press freedom and how journalists do their jobs in countries where just reporting the news can be a big...