Christian Caryl

Christian Caryl

The Woman Who Came Back from Hell

How Rwanda's Pentecostals are keeping the demons of the past at bay.

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Christian Caryl

Rwandan Shadows

Twenty years after the end of a genocidal regime, Rwandans are still trying to come to terms with the destruction of their world.

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Christian Caryl

Mosul's Christians Say Goodbye

The jihadist takeover of northern Iraq is a disaster for Iraqis. But the destruction of an ancient Christian culture is a disaster for the world.

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Christian Caryl

False Positive

Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.

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Christian Caryl

Not So Happy In Iran

Iran’s ayatollahs are going nuts over a harmless video. But they’re not the first autocrats to obsess about the impact of popular culture.

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Christian Caryl

Is the Vatican Guilty of Torture?

History has shown that the Catholic Church can be a great force for good. But it can only live up to that promise by properly addressing the clerical sex abuse scandal.

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Christian Caryl

In a Divided Ukraine, Even Victory Over Hitler Isn’t What It Used to Be

As Russia marks the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, the chill of Crimea casts a shadow over remembrances.

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How to Win the Information War against Vladimir Putin

The best antidote to propaganda isn't counterpropaganda. It's access to accurate information.

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Christian Caryl

Get Real, Nick Kristof

Happy talk isn't going to help Ukraine and Moldova deter Vladimir Putin.

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Christian Caryl

Novorossiya Is Back from the Dead

Why Vladimir Putin's casual use of a forgotten geographical term has ominous implications.

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Christian Caryl

Imagining Invasion on Vladimir Putin's Doorstep

Life was already hard enough for Ukrainians. But now they also have to worry about a Russian army on the march.

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War of Words

The European Union has leveled sanctions against Russia's chief propagandist. Is this the right way to fight back against Putin's information monopoly?

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SEALed and Delivered in Libya

President Obama takes a big risk and scores a win for democracy -- and no one gives a damn.

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Christian Caryl

Dropping the Political F-Bomb

Nowadays, it seems, everyone's a fascist. Here's a handy guide to identifying the real thing.

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Christian Caryl

The Streets Ain't What They Used to Be

Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.

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Christian Caryl

Rescue Me!

Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?

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A House Still Divided

Ukraine's problems go deeper than President Yanukovych.

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Christian Caryl

The Young and the Restless

Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?

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Christian Caryl

Snow Blind

When Americans look at Russia, they see what they want to see. And that's dangerous.

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Christian Caryl

How to Solve the Crisis in Ukraine

The conflict between Ukraine’s opposition and the president is escalating. But there’s room for a possible compromise.

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Christian Caryl

African Growing Pains

Africa is poised for economic growth. But it won't all be smooth sailing.

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Christian Caryl

In 2014, It's Not Just About the Ballot Box

The year ahead will tell us a lot about the state of democracy around the world. But voting is just one part of the story.

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The Desert Versus the Delta

Why democracy is good for the environment.

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Christian Caryl

The Heretical Pope Francis vs. Rush Limbaugh

When a radical pope says it's time we stopped treating capitalism like it's a religion, American conservatives get preachy.

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Christian Caryl

Ukraine's Hostage Crisis

How one woman's fate is derailing Ukraine's European dream.

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Christian Caryl

Does the World Need a Vatican Spring?

Pope Francis wants to reform the church. But does that mean giving believers a vote?

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Christian Caryl

The LGBT Global Values Gap

The world is profoundly divided over gay rights -- and it's going to get worse before it gets better.

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Christian Caryl

Eulogy for a Quiet Revolutionary

What today’s activists can learn from the life and times of the heroic Polish politician who passed away earlier this week.

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Christian Caryl

Tycoon Warning

How the obscenely rich are becoming the new dictators of the 21st century.

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Christian Caryl

Peer Pressure

The British Commonwealth is stirring up unaccustomed controversy -- and that's a good thing.

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