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The Sarin Sweepstakes

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Chairman of the Board

How Mao unintentionally created China’s capitalist revolution.

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Mapping Cairo in Crisis

A real-time map of the hot spots in Egypt's dramatic showdown between the military, Muslim Brotherhood, and protesters in the streets.

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The Idiot’s Guide to Snooping on Europe

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Mad Libs: Africa Rising?

FP asked more than 60 experts to fill in the blanks on the state of politics in Africa and whether its much-touted economic rise is for real.

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Total Recall

If the NSA's massive spying operation sounds a lot like a Bush-era program ... that's because it is.

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Comey Don't Play That

How Obama's pick to lead the FBI tried to put the brakes on the NSA's surveillance dragnet.

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Nate Silvering the Iranian Elections

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Type 'S' for Suspicious

DARPA's far-out, high-tech plan to catch the next Edward Snowden.

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The Wild West in East Africa

What do a handful of South African mercenaries do for an encore in Somalia, once all the pirates are gone?

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Introducing Yo! Yo! Honey Singh

Meet the foul-mouthed rapper who explains India’s real estate bubble -- and its rape crisis.

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Pulp Liberation Army

Welcome to the strange -- and terrifying -- underground world of Chinese military fantasy novels.

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Gitmo's Fallen Czar

Daniel Fried was the perfect man for the hardest job in Washington, but even he couldn’t close Guantanamo.

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Wisdom of the Crowd

What 1.2 billion Indians think about democracy, America, and the world. 

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Burma's Web-Savvy Rebels

How Burmese insurgent groups are using China's version of Twitter to fight their war.

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The Unstoppable Force vs. the Immovable Object

Could the United States really go to war with China?

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Requiem for a Realist

The legacy of Kenneth Waltz.

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The Call of the Clan

Why ancient kinship and tribal affiliation still matter in a world of global geopolitics.

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From Winterfell to King's Landing

How the cartography of Game of Thrones explains the world.

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