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Aleppo Evil

Meet the flesh-eating parasite that's sweeping across Syria.

Erin Banco |

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The Struggle for Power in Saudi Arabia

As the gerontocratic rulers of the House of Saud plot to appoint successors, the inside fight to lead the kingdom is heating up.

David B. Ottaway |

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Is Obama a Berliner?

The U.S. president arrives in Germany with chill hanging over relations.

Benjamin Weinthal |

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G Is for Grab Bag

On the march with the motley crew of G-8 protesters in Belfast.

Peter Geoghegan |

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'Freedom' Island

Is Hong Kong free, or does Beijing really call the shots?

Adam Rose |

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How the War in Syria Has Helped to Inspire Turkey's Protests

The anti-Erdogan protesters in Turkey have many grievances - but the prime minister's record of support for the Syrian rebels may turn out to be the most explosive.

Sophia Jones |

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On Your Left, the Decline and Fall

Visiting Brussels soon? A new museum offers a peek into the future to see how the European dream died.

Gareth Harding |

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Egypt's Left Behind

How an American NGO came to Cairo after the revolution hoping to build a democracy, and ended up alienating the very people it was supposed to help.

David Kenner |

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It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Iran’s protest movement struggles to make its voice heard in an election where they have no good options.

Kelly Golnoush Niknejad |

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The Struggle for the Heart of Istanbul

It's becoming clear that it will take more than one chaotic weekend to derail Prime Minister Erdogan's plans.

Justin Vela |

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How Not to Win Friends and Influence the Turkish People

Turkey's bombastic prime minister has convinced himself that just because he wins elections, he can govern the country all by himself.

Mustafa Akyol |

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Here's What You Need to Know about the Clashes in Turkey

Has the government of Prime Minister Erdogan finally succumbed to the authoritarian impulses that doomed so many other Turkish leaders before him?

Firat Demir |

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Karzai's India Gamble

Pakistan isn't helping the Afghan government end its standoff with the Taliban -- so Karzai is looking to India instead. 

Mujib Mashal |

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Hezbollah's Syrian Adventure

As Sunni jihadists battle it out with Shiite militias in Lebanon and Syria, the region lurches closer to all-out war.

Mitchell Prothero |

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Political Idol

A new reality television competition is booming in Beirut and Ramallah: democratic politics.

Fernande van Tets |

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Revenge Landmines of the Arab Spring

In the mountains of Yemen, a strange and deadly face-off between elite soldiers and rebellious villagers could have big international consequences.

Joe Sheffer |

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The 5-Star Tent Village

Life is hard for the millions of Syrians fleeing war. But it's a bit easier at the gleaming Emirati-funded refugee camp in Jordan.

Neri Zilber |

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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 |