Lockdown Protests Spread Across China

The latest round of protests were sparked by an apartment fire where rescue efforts were reportedly delayed by anti-COVID measures.

Turkey on the Brink

Next year’s presidential election could reshape how Ankara sees its place in the world.

Iran, America, and the Democratic Impulse

The collapse of the theocracy could change American attitudes about promoting democracy.

Espionage With Chinese Characteristics

A brief history of China’s reliance on foreign technology and expertise.

The U.S.-Turkey Relationship Just Got More Complicated

A terrorist attack in Istanbul renews tensions between longtime allies.

Stalin’s Georgia Comeback

The dictator’s image is improving thanks to Russian propaganda efforts and a lackluster Western response.

Russia Signals Retreat from Kherson

Retaking the city would be a major Ukrainian milestone as the brutal war slogs on.

What Would the Middle East Look Like Without the Meddlesome Ayatollahs?

Iran’s leaders have upended governments and enmeshed themselves in regional governance, economics, and culture.

Imran Khan, Survivor

Pakistan’s former prime minister will recover from being shot in the leg, but how his country responds is another question: A Dispatch Explainer.

Even as the Tories Struggle, U.K.’s Labour Party Has Its Own Big Problems

Labour leader Keir Starmer is unpopular and must contend with divisions within his own party.

Another Israeli Election

Benjamin Netanyahu is set to return to power—along with some extremist allies.

Calling Putin’s Black Sea Bluff

Why did Russia’s president back down on his threat to resume blockading Ukrainian grain exports? A Dispatch Explainer.

Putin’s Dangerous Blend of Propaganda and Hypocrisy

If democracy is a corrupt ‘Western’ concept, why pretend what you’re doing is democratic?