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Divorce, Italian Style

How the plan to save Italy by cutting it into pieces was hatched at a small restaurant in Rome. Or so one could imagine…

Gianni Riotta |

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36 Hours in Pyongyang

A helpful tourist guide, in case you happen to be in the mood for a lovely spring weekend in the Hermit Kingdom.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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Syrian Spillover

An interactive map tracking the internationalization of Syria's civil war.

J. Dana Stuster |

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Detroit’s Quixotic Bid to Host the United Nations

What if the U.N.'s headquarters had been on Lake St. Clair instead of the East River?

Charlene Mires |

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Sim Paulo

How I used SimCity to solve the world's worst traffic jam.

Mike Rose |

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Gay in the USSR

The forgotten history of gay cruising in Moscow.  

Nora FitzGerald |

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The Jihadist from Phoenix

Eric Harroun claims to have joined up with an al Qaeda-linked group fighting in Syria’s brutal civil war. We tracked him down, but getting the truth was more difficult.

Greg Tepper |

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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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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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Help Wanted: Must Be Infallible

A job description for the next pope.

Joshua E. Keating |

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