What Afghanistan's international monitors pack for the most pivotal -- and dangerous -- political contest since 2001.
Why are convicted high-seas bandits being sent to the Somali region that profits from their crimes?
How the franchise operations of the world's most infamous terrorist organization became more potent than the mothership.
Election monitors aren't stopping violence -- they're just making sure it happens before they get there.
Religion makes you poorer. It also makes you happier. If you think that's a contradiction, you're wrong.
Why more and more parents in poor countries are paying to send their kids to private school.
Why the Great Recession's "lost generation" may be lost to the right wing -- forever.
How killer robots became more than just scary science fiction.
Why the unmarried and childless are singing the welfare state blues.
What to pack for the Syrian front lines.
Australia's former prime minister on tensions in the Pacific, China's leadership, and the language of diplomacy.
Why the United States needs to stop playing peacemaker and start making China feel uncomfortable.
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.
A look at the Internet's lurid underbelly -- your one-stop shop for weapons, drugs, and illegal pornography.
What crocodile-infested rivers and hovercrafts tell us about how people value their own safety.
The spy chief who nailed Osama bin Laden reflects on Syria, Iran, and the most dysfunctional U.S. Congress in recent memory.
How investor irrationality and last year's biggest hit combined to send an obscure semiconductor company's stock price surging.
The morally conflicted world views of the two sons of Illinois.
How hacking the climate came to be seen as our least worst option for averting a global climate catastrophe.
Five surprising insights into voting behavior from the cutting edge of psychology.