Art of Darkness (Profile)
To understand the controversy around Kathryn Bigelow's hit film Zero Dark Thirty, it helps to understand Kathryn Bigelow's kind of movie
France hopes to drive Islamist rebels out of Mali and then go home. That may be wishful thinking
When Sommayeh Mehri asked for a divorce, her husband responded with a brutal acid attack. Iranian photographer Abolfazl Nesaei documents how Mehri and her daughters live with the scars
Singapore's elder statesman offers insights and predictions on China and the world, in a new volume exclusively adapted here
On a plethora of issues, China's middle class isn't getting the openness it seeks
Our experts examine the meaning of true leadership in uncertain times
The Ice Is Breaking (In the Arena)
Obama's confident speech signals an end to deadlock in Washington
What's in a Name? (Worldview)
Is al-Qaeda on offense, or are thugs in Africa just trading on terrorism's best-known brand?
Four Sips of Jerez (Travel)
Getting a taste for the Spanish town that gave its name to sherry
The Fight Against Polio (Inbox)
Rape in New Delhi; Misogyny in India; Person of the Year; Why Not Malala?