World Beat Newsletter

The scriptwriters planted all sorts of potential plot lines in Season 1, and they just didn’t go anywhere. Where’s the Wall? Where’s the deal with North Korea? Where’s that Rust Belt revival?

Assassins Without Borders

Saudi Arabia's apparent assassination of Jamal Khashoggi might have taken inspiration from Russia and North Korea — or Israel and the United States.

Do Bullies Always Win?

Trump's bullying worked with Canada, has half-worked with Iran and North Korea, but has had nothing but malign impact on Israeli-Palestinian relations.