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J-School in the Land of the Junta

Can Burma build a free media or will the government’s new soft-sell propaganda win out?

Dustin Roasa |

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In the Hills of Alawistan

In Syria’s beautiful northwest, all is peaceful. But death is never far away.

Alia Malek |

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How Do You Say 'Quagmire' in Farsi?

Why Syria could turn out to be Iran's Vietnam -- not America's.

Thanassis Cambanis |

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Janus in Islamabad

Is Pakistan's once and likely future prime minister someone the United States can work with?

Emily Cadei |

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Death Mill

How the ready-made garment industry captured the Bangladeshi state.

Joseph Allchin |

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The Art of Civil War

As the conflict rages in Syria, it's a bull market for antiquities dealers and thieves.

Fernande van Tets |

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Spanish Flu

Spain's economy should be taking a turn for the better. So what's wrong?

James Badcock |

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Yemen's Power Wedding

When the sons of Yemen's most powerful tribal leaders tie the knot, it's not only a marriage -- it's a chance for a show of strength that nobody in Sanaa can ignore. 

Adam Baron |

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Beirut's Bastille

The free-for-all inside Lebanon's most notorious prison.

Sulome Anderson |

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The Rise of Germany's Tea Party

Could a brand-new, anti-euro political movement threaten Merkel's quest for a third term?

Benjamin Weinthal |

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Blow Back

Sorry, Washington. If, after 30 years, Colombia can't win the war on drugs, no one can.

Jonah Engle |

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Conversations with the General

Talking to Syria’s rebel leader about chemical weapons, jihadi rebels, and the day after Assad falls.

Afsin Yurdakul |

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From Bishkek to Boston

A brief history of the Chechen diaspora, Islamic radicalism, and the possible link to the Boston bombing suspects.

Eugene Huskey |

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Portrait of a Chechen Jihadist

Meet Abu Hamza, a Chechen who went to Syria to fight.

Nicholas Clayton |

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Death by a Thousand Cuts

Just one year into François Hollande's presidency, he's on the ropes and praying for a miracle.

Eric Pape |

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Cramming for That Next Big Test in Democracy

In Burma, members of the pro-democracy opposition are struggling to school themselves in the ins and outs of a liberal society. But so far it's an uphill battle.

Eric Randolph |

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Hollow Victory

In the wake of Venezuela's contested election, will Nicolás Maduro bring the fractured country together or tear it apart?

Peter Wilson |

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The Strange Case of the White Jihadist of Timbuktu

Was Abdul Jalil al-Fransi an al Qaeda fighter -- or a French spy?

Harald Doornbos |

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The Outsider

Meet Sayed Kashua, Israel's most popular writer, comedian, critic -- and Arab.

Debra Kamin |

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The Love Fest

Under China’s new leader, the People’s Liberation Army is showing rare signs of friendliness toward the United States. Can the new tone prevent a war?

John Garnaut |

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With Friends Like These…

Even the Chinese are finally starting to think their allies in Pyongyang are a little bit crazy.

Helen Gao |

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An Election for the Birds

As Venezuelans head to the polls to replace Hugo Chávez, a crazy campaign takes a turn toward the truly bizarre.

Peter Wilson |

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The Shadow of the Iron Lady

Why Margaret Thatcher still makes life difficult for Britain's Conservatives.

Alex Massie |

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Russia’s Digital Underground

How the Kremlin is waging war on information freedom.

Andrei Soldatov |

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The Jew in a Box

What does it say about Germany today that in order to see some Jews you’ve got to go to a museum?

Benjamin Weinthal |

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Haiti's Inconvenient Truth

Was a U.N. diplomat pushed out of his position for airing Port-au-Prince's dirty laundry in public?

Jonathan M. Katz |

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Jailed in Damascus

Two years after President Bashar al-Assad's regime had me arrested, there seems to be no end in sight to the bloodshed in Syria.

Tik Root |

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From Princeton to Persia

Meet the American who wants to be Ahmadinejad.

Katie Cella |

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Vive La France, Allahu Akbar

Islamic militants messed with the wrong city on Saturday night.

Matt Trevithick |

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Rubles in the Sun

Is Vladimir Putin the big winner of the Cypriot banking crisis?

Anna Nemtsova |