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Is Beijing about to Boot the New York Times?

The Chinese government's crackdown on Bloomberg and the "paper of record" reaches a head.

Isaac Stone Fish |

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No Quiet on the Western Front

The eurozone lived to fight another day. But a new battle is brewing.

Daniel Altman |

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The Design and Fall of Civilizations

The technology uncovering humanity's past -- and perhaps its future.

Douglas Preston |

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Resurrection

Pope Francis brings the freshness of the Gospel to the Catholic Church.

E.J. Dionne Jr. |

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The Kerry Doctrine

The secretary of state's go-big-or-go-home foreign policy.

Douglas Brinkley |

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Machines of Loving Grace

I'd rather risk becoming a terrorist's victim than live under a surveillance state.

William T. Vollmann |

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The Rocketeer

Forget Tesla. Forget the Hyperloop. Elon Musk is all about space.

Michael Belfiore |

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Far From the Madding Crowd

Can ordinary citizens armed with technology change the way we make and manage peace?

Sheldon Himelfarb |

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Katelyn Fossett |

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Peace Economics

Why Syria must rein in unemployment, food prices, and corruption to ensure a stable future.

Ethan Kapstein |

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Debate Lessons

From Sudan to Bosnia, what history can teach us about how to manage negotiations between the Syrian regime and opposition.

Pamela Aall |

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Rift Removal

Why cooperation and coordination are the political keys to ending the Syrian crisis.

William B. Taylor |

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Neighborhood Watch

Why regional players will be indispensable to achieving peace in Syria.

Rachel Brandenburg |

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The Big Picture

Envisioning a best-possible peace for Syria -- and what it will take to reach it.

Steven Heydemann |

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Down But Never Out

Why Silvio Berlusconi is suddenly popular again.

Gianni Riotta |

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My Dinner With Alptekin

In which your humble correspondent breaks bread with the Uighur democracy movement in Arlington, Virginia.

Isaac Stone Fish |

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The Tehran Connection

How much can a superfast algorithm tell us about Iran? Quite a lot, actually.

Kalev Leetaru |

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Katelyn Fossett |

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A Martyr Unmartyred

Months before he fell ill, on my last visit with Yasser Arafat, I knew he was not long for this world. But nine years later, the conspiracies live on.

Mark Perry |

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Katelyn Fossett |

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Africa Rising?

The race to build the continent's tallest building is on … finally.

Simon Allison |

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Katelyn Fossett |

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The Seven Deadly Sins of Foreign Policy

Lust, sloth, and wrath are even worse when states do them -- right, Machiavelli?

Stephanie Carvin |

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So Crazy It Just Might Work

Swashbuckling journalist Robert Young Pelton is crowdfunding a mission to hunt down Joseph Kony. Is it genius or folly?

Elias Groll |

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What Churchill Can Teach Us About the Coming Era of Lasers, Cyborgs, and Killer Drones

Or why the Pentagon needs to think big and look to the past in order to prepare for the chaotic technowars of the future.

P.W. Singer |

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China's Ridiculous War on Starbucks Lattes

Runaway real estate prices. Skyrocketing healthcare expenses. Brazen land seizures. And China's state TV does an exposé on the cost of a cup of coffee?

Rachel Lu |

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One Starship to Rule Them All

What can we learn from the ultimate sci-fi geek chart of warships?

Michael Peck |