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Welcome to the strange -- and terrifying -- underground world of Chinese military fantasy novels.
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How Burmese insurgent groups are using China's version of Twitter to fight their war.
Could the United States really go to war with China?
Why ancient kinship and tribal affiliation still matter in a world of global geopolitics.
How the cartography of Game of Thrones explains the world.
Inside Moscow's ridiculous plan to redevelop a massive Soviet-era exhibition space.
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An exclusive look inside the mysterious death and life of the world's most dangerous terrorist not named Osama bin Laden.
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The head of the world's most global beverage company on climate change, power in the post-crisis era, and how Coke's secret formula stays safe from hackers.