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The World Is Not Enough

Why does the planet's No. 1 spy never go to the really dangerous places?

Frank Jacobs |

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Draft Dodgers

The little Gmail trick that David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell used to communicate is actually old spycraft.

Jeff Stein |

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Covert Affairs

A short history of spies and their sex scandals.

Jeff Stein |

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Laura Clark |

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Lessons From a Forgotten War

How America’s first foray into the modern Arab world can help solve its current entanglements.

Robert Satloff |

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Coming to America

China wants to buy its way onto your TV screen. Will it work? 

Alex Pasternack |

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Me and My Censor

A reporter's memoir of what it's like to tell the truth about today's China.

Eveline Chao |

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Laura Clark |

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The Backfire in Baghdad

How ExxonMobil's God Pod beat Iraq's oil chieftains at their own game.

Ben Van Heuvelen |

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Who Said It: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?

With Election Day fast approaching, how well do you know the candidates on foreign policy?

Joshua E. Keating |

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The Real Takeaways From Monday's Debate

Five experts weigh in on how the candidates measure up.

Kenneth Lieberthal |

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The Glory Days

What it was like to work at Newsweek at its best.

Jonathan Alter |

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Ladyboys in the Gulf

The riches of the United Arab Emirates hold promise for transgender sex workers, but also danger and unspeakable cruelty.

Sulome Anderson |

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The 9 Most Important Lessons From the Cuban Missile Crisis

Announcing the award-winning insights from our nation's closest brush with nuclear war.

Lois Farrow Parshley |

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Lois Farrow Parshley |

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Afghanistan's Gray Future

It's Hamid Karzai's country now, and not everything is black and white.

Haseeb Humayoon |

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Lois Farrow Parshley |

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The Battle for Mitt Romney's Soul

Which faction of the Republican Party is winning? We asked three smart conservatives to weigh in.

Danielle Pletka |

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Senate Report Says National Intelligence Fusion Centers Have Been Useless

Huge sums spent to watch flat-screen televisions and report on suspicious bass fishing in Mexico.

R. Jeffrey Smith at the Center for Public Integrity |

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Rebels With a Cause, But Not Much Consensus

Syrian opposition fighters are committed to Bashar al-Assad's ouster, but disagree on just about everything else.

Ammar Abdulhamid |

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The General's Gambit

Petraeus tried to warn Assad about the foreign fighters in Iraq. Now they're coming for him.

Michael R. Gordon |

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The Entebbe Option

How the U.S. military thinks Israel might strike Iran.

Mark Perry |

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Lois Farrow Parshley |

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Lois Farrow Parshley |

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WikiCOIN

Uncle Sam wants you -- to design its new "stability ops" video game.

Michael Peck |

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Happy Blogiversary to Me

After banging on my keyboard for 10 years, have I learned anything? Have you?

Daniel W. Drezner |

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Lois Farrow Parshley |