Significant variations: The territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels in the Donbas region of Ukraine has varied significantly

Significant variations: The territory controlled by pro-Russian rebels in the Donbas region of Ukraine has varied significantly

Why eating insects makes sense

The battle for Brazil: With days to go before the first round of Brazil’s presidential election, the race is too close to call

The battle for Brazil: With days to go before the first round of Brazil’s presidential election, the race is too close to call

Kal’s cartoon: this week, Obama’s foreign policy

Kal’s cartoon: this week, Obama’s foreign policy

This week’s cover
Air strikes in Syria prompted us to put America’s campaign against Islamic State on our cover this week, with a photoshopped image of Barack Obama in the suit that George Bush wore when America prematurely announced “mission accomplished” in Iraq in 2003. The mission has been relaunched. We argue that for it to have any chance of working, it will need not just America’s overwhelming military superiority, but also a great deal of diplomatic footwork

This week’s cover

Air strikes in Syria prompted us to put America’s campaign against Islamic State on our cover this week, with a photoshopped image of Barack Obama in the suit that George Bush wore when America prematurely announced “mission accomplished” in Iraq in 2003. The mission has been relaunched. We argue that for it to have any chance of working, it will need not just America’s overwhelming military superiority, but also a great deal of diplomatic footwork

Kal’s cartoon: this week, the crisis in Syria

Kal’s cartoon: this week, the crisis in Syria

Scotland votes to stay in the union

Scotland votes to stay in the union

Tomorrow’s cover, today
By fostering a personality cult and by dominating the party and the government, Xi Jinping has become China’s most powerful leader for a long time—certainly since Deng, and maybe since Mao. Our cover leader argues that his rise has profound implications for the country

Tomorrow’s cover, today

By fostering a personality cult and by dominating the party and the government, Xi Jinping has become China’s most powerful leader for a long time—certainly since Deng, and maybe since Mao. Our cover leader argues that his rise has profound implications for the country

Fast-tracking treatments: The hunt for Ebola medicines is being accelerated

Fast-tracking treatments: The hunt for Ebola medicines is being accelerated

China’s territorial disputes

Disuniting the kingdom: Who can claim what if Scotland secedes

Disuniting the kingdom: Who can claim what if Scotland secedes

Desperate measures
When it comes to people taking their own lives, Guyana leads the world. Find out why here.

Desperate measures

When it comes to people taking their own lives, Guyana leads the world. Find out why here.

What drives grade inflation at Ivy League colleges?

On social issues, Canadians remain deeply liberal.

On social issues, Canadians remain deeply liberal.