Trump's first 100 days
"The most dramatic launch of a new administration since 1933 and the most fraught with discord since 1861." "A crash-and-burn course for the rookie politician." "The worst ever." How will the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency be remembered by future historians, with the benefit of hindsight? TIME asks 11 experts for their views.
Equality in Japan
With modestly paid bosses, a high average wealth and low unemployment, Japan — the most equal major economy in the world in terms of wealth distribution — has been held up as a model for other countries since its post-World War Two reconstruction. But as its workforce ages and positions become more precarious, is it all too good to be true? Justin McCurry reports for The Guardian.
More 'Mother of All Bombs'?
The 21,000-pound bomb dropped on a network of tunnels used by insurgents in Afghanistan drew global attention — but how did those in the country feel about the strike? Reporting from Kabul, Ruchi Kumar writes that Afghan leaders are keen to see more U.S. power on display in the battle against ISIS, whose methods are deplored even by local Taliban groups and sympathizers. For Foreign Policy.
After the attempted coup
In order to put the results of last weekend's referendum in Turkey in context, read this in-depth New York Times piece by Suzy Hansen on the purge currently being undertaken in the country by Erdogan's government. Kurds, Gulenists, doctors, professors — no one can quite consider themselves safe, as the state expands its enemies list and a fragile democracy is tested.