Long Reads

The Iran-Iraq war, continued

A new book reveals surprising economic subterfuge behind a bloody conflict that still shapes the region

The new faces of Afghan women

How a once-invisible generation, born under Taliban rule, is yanking Afghanistan into the 21st century

Paul Wells: Europe’s breaking point

Targeted by terror and overcome by waves of refugees—a grand experiment is stumbling. A special report by political editor Paul Wells

Bust times are back in Newfoundland and Labrador

Newfoundland and Labrador is facing a crushing deficit. EI and food banks use is on the rise. How did it turn so wrong, so fast?

Just how safe is the ‘safe’ world of syndicated mortgages?

The condo boom has seen investors pour billions into syndicated mortgages. They’re pitched as high return, low risk investments—but is that too good to be true?

Did Jesus really exist?

Memory research has cast doubt on the few things we knew about Jesus, raising an even bigger question.

The secret to happiness? Stop trying to be happy.

We’re safer, richer, healthier—and more miserable—than ever before. What new research reveals about happiness. And how to find it.

Revenge of the teenage girl

Teenage girls are taking on social stereotypes and a sex-saturated culture. Ignore them at your peril.

NATO’s risky plan to stop Putin

The military alliance is preparing to bulk up its presence in Eastern Europe. Will it thwart Russia, or merely prod the bear?

The humanitarian crisis on America’s doorstep

Why tens of thousands of children from Central America are being sent on a perilous, potentially deadly journey to the U.S. border

The little girl who may hold the secret to aging

From 2014: Mackenzee Wittke, a five-year-old Alberta girl with the body of an infant, might just hold the genetic key to how we age

From the archives: Mahmoud Al-Zahar’s big, new house in Gaza

Jonathon Gatehouse travelled to Gaza in 2005, where he met with Hamas leader Mahmoud Al-Zahar