Flash Points

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Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Rachel Wilkinson |

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Longform’s Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Rachel Wilkinson |

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Mapping Cairo in Crisis

A real-time map of the hot spots in Egypt's dramatic showdown between the military, Muslim Brotherhood, and protesters in the streets.

J. Dana Stuster |

Christian Caryl

Running from the Arab Spring

Syria isn't the only place with a refugee problem.

Christian Caryl |

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Longform’s Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Rachel Wilkinson |

Report

Nuclear Waste

How the U.S. spent billions on a plan that increases the danger of proliferation.  

Douglas Birch |

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Peace Out

What the Taliban flag debacle tells us about America's reluctance to negotiate an end to the Afghan war. 

Hamdullah Mohib and Lael Mohib |

Feature

Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Rachel Wilkinson |

Feature

Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Rachel Wilkinson |

Feature

Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Rachel Wilkinson |

Argument

The Price of Peace

How much is a U.N. blue helmet actually worth?

David Bosco |

Argument

The Other War on Terror

Limiting drone strikes and closing Gitmo won't stop homegrown radicals.

Jane Harman |

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Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Rachel Wilkinson |

Terms of Engagement

The Indispensable Nation's Indispensable Weapon

Obama can't live without drones, Pakistan can't live with 'em. So the president bowed to the Islamic street.

James Traub |

Interview

Chief of the Band

From showman to president, Haiti's Michel Martelly insists he's in charge. But can he lead his fractured country out of crisis?

Rashmee Roshan Lall |

Marc Lynch

The War for the Arab World

Sunni-Shiite hatreds are the least of the Middle East's problems -- it's the struggle within the Sunni world that will define the region for years to come.

Marc Lynch |

Gordon Adams

Flexible Spending Account

How the Pentagon is wriggling its way through sequestration.

Gordon Adams |

Argument

Curing America's Fear of Commitment

Karzai is an ingrate, but the Afghans need us.

Marc Chretien |

Daniel Altman

Are We Becoming Argentina?

The Republican Party is taking America down a dangerous path.

Daniel Altman |

Feature

Burma's Web-Savvy Rebels

How Burmese insurgent groups are using China's version of Twitter to fight their war.

Patrick Boehler |

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Rachel Wilkinson |

Argument

Sharifistan

The winner of Pakistan’s monumental election can celebrate democracy in action, but there’s still a long way to go.

Arif Rafiq |

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Max Linsky |

Argument

Send the Nukes Back to South Korea

At the stroke of a pen, President Obama could reassure a key ally and put Pyongyang back in its box. Here’s how.

Bennett Ramberg |

Gordon Adams

High Stakes and the Sequester Squeeze

When defense budgets get tight, politics can get a little complicated.

Gordon Adams |

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Rachel Wilkinson |

The List

1 Pentagon Weapons System That Was on Time and Under Budget

Look on the bright side: It could have been 0.

John Reed |

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Longform’s Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Laura Clark |