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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 |

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Welcome to Cocainebougou

Amid the drug palaces of northern Mali, it's easy to see why this war will be hard to win.

Yochi Dreazen |

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The Arab League Actually Does Something

Once a laughingstock, the Arab world’s political body is closing ranks against Bashar al-Assad.

Michael Stephens |

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One of These BRICS Is Not Like the Other

South Africa is a mess. So why does it get to sit at the BRICS big boy table?

Roy Robins |

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China’s Michelle Obama

Peng Liyuan is the first prominent Chinese first lady in decades. But does she matter?

Paul French |

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The Long Shadow

Venezuela’s upcoming election features a young challenger against Hugo Chávez’s appointed successor -- who’s doing everything in his power to make the race about his dead boss.

Peter Wilson |

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How the Catholic Church Lost Argentina

Was it the dirty war, the social conservatism, or both?

Emily Schmall |

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Can Yemen Talk Its Way to Peace?

As the country's National Dialogue kicks off this week, hope is in short supply.

Farea al-Muslimi |

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In Power, But Not in Control

The Muslim Brotherhood may have the votes -- for now -- but Egypt is a ship without a rudder.

Eric Trager |

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Leaning Out

How the United States is abandoning Afghanistan's women.

Amie Ferris-Rotman |

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The Clown Prince Across the Water

Could Boris Johnson actually end up as Britain's prime minister?

Alex Massie |

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A Government in Search of a Country

Can the newly appointed opposition prime minister form an interim government that Syrians can get behind?

Justin Vela |

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The Kenyatta Affair

What Kenya and its allies can learn from Austria’s Nazi legacy.

James Verini |

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If a Tree Falls in Baghdad…

Ten years after the Iraq war, almost everything in this country -- from security to its place in the region -- is still in play.

Jane Arraf |

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The Jihadi from the Block

In the war for the heart of northern Mali, the real fear isn’t al Qaeda, it’s the criminals and fundamentalists lurking just around the corner.

Peter Tinti |

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Mali's Bad Trip

Field notes from the West African drug trade.

Andrew Lebovich |

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The Beatified Game

How the new pope has blessed the long suffering soccer fans of Argentina’s Club Atlético San Lorenzo.

Haley Cohen |

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Xi Pivots to Moscow

What message is China's new leader sending with his first overseas trip?

John Garnaut |

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Hot Pants

A visit to ousted Yemeni leader Ali Abdullah Saleh’s new presidential museum.

Adam Baron |