Death of a diplomat
A car bombing in Washington in 1976 left the remains of one man, a woman on the side of the road, "and a crazed man... screaming about an organization called DINA." For the Atavist Magazine, Zach Dorfman dives into the killing of Chilean diplomat Orlando Letelier, revealing much about U.S. foreign policy, and a conversation between Henry Kissinger and Chilean minister Hernan Cubillos on the case.
Austria's far right
In all the furor over Brexit, the question of whether Austria could become the first Western European country since World War II to have a far right president has flown under the radar (answer: there's going to be an election in October, and it could be quite close). In this New York Review of Books piece, Jan-Werner Muller examines why the far right has been so successful in a country whose population seems to be doing relatively well.
Inside City 40
The forbidden Russian city of Ozersk — also known as City 40 or, more tellingly, "the graveyard of the earth" — was constructed in total secrecy after the Second World War, as the site of the Soviet nuclear weapons program. It's now one of the most contaminated places on earth — so why do its residents want to stay? Samira Goetschel reports for The Guardian, in advance of the release of her documentary.
In the aftermath of the attempted coup, Turkey's president has declared a state of emergency. For this New York Times Magazine piece, Suzy Hansen spends time in a conservative, pro-Erdogan Istanbul neighbourhood, delving into the increasingly more complicated issues — the influx of Syrian refugees, ongoing tensions with the Kurds, worrying security concerns — facing residents there.