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 (

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