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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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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 |

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What Can You Buy for $24 Billion?

Here's what the U.S. government shutdown cost.

J. Dana Stuster |

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The Empire Shuts Down

Helpful hints on what to do when The Force gets furloughed.

Michael Peck |

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Bush League

How baseball fell apart in the land that gave us Mariano Rivera and Rod Carew.

Eric Soussanin |

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Afghan Bloom

Can Afghanistan weather the storms after the U.S. withdrawal?

Mariam Ghani |

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The 12-Step Plan

A dozen bold suggestions for the Obama administration to recover its mojo -- fast.

FP's Shadow Government contributors |

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Attention No Shoppers

The rise and fall of Tesco in China.

Paul French |

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Mapped: Africa's Islamic Militants and Their Targets

From Nairobi to Timbuktu, the new terrorist battleground is in Africa. 

Yochi Dreazen |

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Omar and Me

My strange, frustrating relationship with an American terrorist.

J.M. Berger |

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Crazy Town

After decades of civil war, Somalia is awash in mental illness and without a single trained psychiatrist. That the folk cure for PTSD involves being locked in a room with a hyena isn't helping.

James Reinl |

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Straight Up

How Johnnie Walker conquered the world.

Afshin Molavi |

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Make Them Eat Cake

How America is exporting its obesity epidemic.

John Norris |

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The Snaxis of Evil

A journey with food writer Mark Bittman into the bellies of America's enemies.

Justin Rohrlich |

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The Big Bet

Everyone is trying to cash in on China's gambling addiction. But does Beijing have an ace up its sleeve?

Isaac Stone Fish |

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Fluid Markets

Deep in Congo's violent east, the business of beer meets the ugliness of war.

Jason Miklian |