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Fear, faith, and the hunt for child sorcerers in Congo.
A brief history of leaving China, becoming the other, and turning Japanese.
Do policymakers listen? Should you get a Ph.D.? And where are all the women?
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How space went from a superpowers-only club to a DIY playground.
Italy's new 39-year-old prime minister is in a race against time to save his country. Will Rome destroy him first?
A tribute to the home cooks of the Red Empire, who turned mass production, propaganda, and want into a cuisine.
Iraq is using all the political, economic, and military tools at its disposal in its effort to defeat al Qaeda.
Remembering a popular restaurateur killed in Kabul—and a policy of segregation that humiliated local Afghans.
How America's favorite Chinese dissident burned bridges at NYU and ended up at a pro-life, anti-gay think tank.
How young people meeting on the Internet might help build peace in some of the world's most volatile regions.