Donald Trump speaks in Ladd-Peebles Stadium during “Thank You” tour, Mobile, Dec. 17, 2016. Dan Anderson/ZUMA Wire

The Year of Living Dangerously


Aftermath of Syrian airstrikes, Aleppo, Dec. 4, 2016. Ibrahim Ebu Leys/Anadolu Images

Picking Up the Middle East Pieces


U.S. Navy ships steaming in formation during a drill in the South China Sea, Oct. 13, 2016. Will Gaskill/United States Navy

Uncharted Waters


The Meaning of Trump




Unraveling in the Kremlin


Pakistan’s Democratic Opportunity





Jorge Bergoglio, then archbishop of Buenos Aires, at a drug rehabilitation center, Buenos Aires, 2011. Fernando Massobrio/GDA via Associated Press

The Education of Pope Francis


Children playing in a polluted river, Jakarta, Sept. 19, 2012. Enny Nuraheni/Reuters

Our Common Home


ISIS fighters appear in a video online on Feb. 4, 2015.

How ISIS Will End


The European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Feb. 22, 2015. Mikka Luster (mikka.is)

Life and Death of the Euro



Far-right protesters carry banner reading “No Islam in Poland”

Crisis of Identity



Syrian refugees arriving on the island of Kos, Greece

Closing the Gates


Police patrol the predominantly North African neighborhood La Goutte d’Or, Paris

The Paradox of Arab France