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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.

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Straight Up

How Johnnie Walker conquered the world.

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Make Them Eat Cake

How America is exporting its obesity epidemic.

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The Snaxis of Evil

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

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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?

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Fluid Markets

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

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Cooking in Karachi

The world's most dangerous megacity is the next frontier in the global meth trade.

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The Scientist Under Syria's Microscope

Meet the neurobiologist-turned-weapons inspector who could stop -- or start -- a wider war.

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Looking for Hashish in Cairo? Talk to the Police

The hidden power of Egypt's drug-running cops.

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Mapped: Every Protest on the Planet Since 1979

From Cairo to Wall Street to the West Bank, plotting a world of upheaval.

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A Secret Funeral in Cairo

Burying a friend in a city under siege.

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Speaking with the Enemy

What Ho Chi Minh can teach us about bringing peace to Afghanistan.

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Silent Shuttle

If John Kerry wants to make peace in the Middle East, he's going to need some Kissinger mojo.

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The Sarin Sweepstakes

Is the Pentagon holding a contest to make Syria's chemical weapons disappear?

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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

What NSA spooks need to know about the world’s least sexy spy post, from A to Z.

Gareth Harding |

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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.

Shane Harris |