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Putin's Empire of the Mind

How Russia's president morphed from realist to ideologue -- and what he'll do next.

Mark Galeotti |

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The Things They Carried: The Afghan Election Observer

What Afghanistan's international monitors pack for the most pivotal -- and dangerous -- political contest since 2001.

Jeffrey Stern |

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Puntland Is for Pirates

Why are convicted high-seas bandits being sent to the Somali region that profits from their crimes?

Jillian Keenan |

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Al Qaeda Core: A Short History

How the franchise operations of the world's most infamous terrorist organization became more potent than the mothership.

Ty McCormick |

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When No One's Looking

Election monitors aren't stopping violence -- they're just making sure it happens before they get there.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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The Slow Track to Happiness

Religion makes you poorer. It also makes you happier. If you think that's a contradiction, you're wrong.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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Constitutional Confidence

What "We the People" tells us about trust in our fellow Americans.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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Learning Curve

Why more and more parents in 
poor countries are paying to send 
their kids to private school.

Charles Kenny |

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Zionist Movement

How AIPAC is severing its historical roots -- and weakening its influence.

John B. Judis |

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The Longitude of Latitude

Could rising temperatures hurt democracy?

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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Leftists for Life

Why the Great Recession's "lost generation" may be lost to the right wing -- forever.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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Lethal Autonomy: A Short History

How killer robots became more than just scary science fiction.

Ty McCormick |

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Stockholm's Singles Syndrome

Why the unmarried and childless are singing the welfare state blues.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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Epiphanies from Kevin Rudd

Australia's former prime minister on tensions in the Pacific, China's leadership, and the language of diplomacy.

Isaac Stone Fish |

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Roiling the Waters

Why the United States needs to stop playing peacemaker and start making China feel uncomfortable.

Elbridge Colby |

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The Islamic Republic of Baby-Making

How the supreme leader's revolutionary acceptance of 
cutting-edge fertility treatments 
is changing lives in Iran -- and unsettling the deeply conservative 
Sunni Middle East.

Azadeh Moaveni |

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Trial by Fire

What crises lie in wait for Janet Yellen?

Mohamed A. El-Erian |

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The Darknet: A Short History

A look at the Internet's lurid underbelly -- your one-stop shop for weapons, drugs, and illegal pornography. 

Ty McCormick |

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Use It or Lose It

The ugly consequences of expiring budgets.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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What's an African Life Worth?

What crocodile-infested rivers and hovercrafts tell us about how people value their own safety.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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The Middle-Class Syrian Refugee

What do you carry when you've left a life behind?

Bryan Denton |

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Epiphanies from Leon Panetta

The spy chief who nailed Osama bin Laden reflects on Syria, Iran, and the most dysfunctional U.S. Congress in recent memory. 

Ty McCormick |

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Oppa Gangnam Bubble

How investor irrationality and last year's biggest hit combined to send an obscure semiconductor company's stock price surging.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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The Selfish State

Why ladder-climbers might make the best do-gooders.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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Hack Tibet

Welcome to Dharamsala, ground zero in China's cyberwar.

Jonathan Kaiman |

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Augustine's World

What Late Antiquity says about the 21st century and the Syrian crisis.

Robert D. Kaplan |

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How Lincoln Shaped Obama's World

The morally conflicted world views of the two sons of Illinois.

Kevin Peraino |

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Geoengineering: A Short History

How hacking the climate came to be seen as our least worst option for averting a global climate catastrophe.

Ty McCormick |

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Psych the Vote

Five surprising insights into voting behavior from the cutting edge of psychology.

Joshua E. Keating |