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Order's Out

Tim McLaughlin writes to Victoria's Secret and readies for battle in Kuwait.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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Rolling Into Baghdad

Tim McLaughlin recalls the taking of the Diyala bridge and the toppling of Saddam's statue in Firdos Square.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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Living with PTSD

Tim McLaughlin discusses the Iraq war's personal toll, 10 years after the taking of Baghdad.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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‘Good Kills’

The bloody battle for the Diyala bridge.

Peter Maass |

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My Handwritten War

An eyewitness to history, from the 9/11 attacks to the toppling of Saddam.

Tim McLaughlin |

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The Geopolitics of 'Girls'

How Lena Dunham explains the world.

Daniel W. Drezner |

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The Toppling

How the media inflated a minor moment in a long war.

Peter Maass |

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The Rough Guide to Iraq

A journalist's strange journey on the road to Baghdad.

Peter Maass |

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The Iraq War That Might Have Been

Ten years on, newly published secret documents shed new light on potential turning points the United States missed.

Michael R. Gordon |

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Longform’s Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Laura Clark |

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Armenia's California Dream

The unlikely candidate shaking up the country's political establishment.

Emil Sanamyan |

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The Inside Story of How the White House Let Diplomacy Fail in Afghanistan

"My time in the Obama administration turned out to be a deeply disillusioning experience."

Vali Nasr |

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State of War

FP surveyed more than 70 experts on today's global conflicts, with John Arquilla guiding us through the results.

John Arquilla |

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Mad Libs: War Edition

FP asked more than 70 top military thinkers to fill in the blanks on the world's global conflicts -- from the drone wars to the budget wars.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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Longform’s Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Laura Clark |

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Help Wanted: Must Be Infallible

A job description for the next pope.

Joshua E. Keating |

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Longform’s Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Laura Clark |

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You Don't Know Chuck

Who said it: Sen. Hagel or the Shin Bet?

J. Dana Stuster |

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Does Hollywood Have a Foreign Policy?

Tinseltown’s biggest films tend to be highly critical of American power, but also reinforce the idea that the rest of the world is a place best avoided.

Joshua E. Keating |

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The Little Search Engine That Couldn’t

How China’s Communist Party tried to compete with Google, and failed miserably.

Isaac Stone Fish |

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Longform’s Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Laura Clark |

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Don't Fear the Migrants

What America really needs to worry about is when they stop coming.

Frank Jacobs |

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Speech by Numbers

A quantitative look at the last 12 State of the Union addresses.

Ty McCormick |

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Whoppers of the Union

Fact-checking a decade's worth of the president's big speech.

Daniel W. Drezner |

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Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Laura Clark |

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What Richard III Can Teach Us Today

The world is grown so bad that wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch. Can Shakespeare’s fallen tyrant help us set it to rights?

John Watkins |

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Doomsday Preppers

At a new center in Cambridge, a philosopher, an astronomer, and a software pioneer are looking for ways to save humanity from itself.

Joshua E. Keating |

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America’s Game

Why don't other countries like football?

Joshua E. Keating |

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Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

Laura Clark |

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Marching Through the Monarchies

Two years after the Arab Spring awoke demons and democracy in the Middle East, I went to see whether changes had roiled the lands of royals.

Emma Sky |