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You Can't Go Home Again

An exiled journalist returns to a changed Burma.

Min Zin |

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Democracy is in retreat. And there's a surprising culprit.

Joshua Kurlantzick |

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Frontier Markets: A Short History

How second-generation emerging markets became today's hottest investment story.

Ty McCormick |

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Terror Management

Could a shared fear of climate change unite enemies?

Joshua E. Keating |

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Life After Death

How the plague made modern Europe.

Joshua E. Keating |

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The Things They Carried: The Congolese Rebel

Maj. John Imani Nzenze, an M23 rebel commander, reveals what's in his camouflage backpack. 

Anjan Sundaram |

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Geek Squad

How behavioral scientists could make Obama's second term a success.

Richard Thaler |

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The Baby Menace

Are we too worried about falling fertility rates?

Joshua E. Keating |

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A New Law of Petropolitics

Sorry, Tom Friedman, higher oil prices don't always mean lower levels of democracy.

Joshua E. Keating |

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The Law Still Stands

Why I stand by my arguments about oil and dictatorship.

Thomas L. Friedman |

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The Things They Carried: The Third Amiga

What rising GOP star Kelly Ayotte takes with her to the Senate.

Benjamin Pauker |

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Fiscal Cliff: A Short History

How did the phrase become shorthand for Washington's embrace of budget brinkmanship?

Uri Friedman |

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Prisoners Rule

Welcome to the deadliest city in the deadliest country in the world.

James Verini |

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The Mayor of Mogadishu

What the politician known as "Tarzan" carries as he goes about transforming the Somali capital.

Mohamed Mubarak |

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The Changing Face of AIDS

The people most at risk today are not always who you'd expect.

Joshua E. Keating |

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Lean Times

Do people live longer during recessions?

Joshua E. Keating |

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Big Data: A Short History

How we arrived at a term to describe the potential and peril of today's data deluge.

Uri Friedman |

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Blame Game

Want to avert another global recession? Stop the finger-pointing.

Mohamed A. El-Erian |

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The Myth That Screwed Up 50 Years of U.S. Foreign Policy

It's time to set the record straight about John F. Kennedy's handling of the Cuban missile crisis.

Leslie H. Gelb |

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PTSDland

How do you heal an entire country suffering from shell shock?

Anna Badkhen |

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Targeted Killings: A Short History

How America came to embrace assassination.

Uri Friedman |

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The Generals' General

What Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno takes with him to the war zone.

Benjamin Pauker |

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Tomorrow, We Save

Language offers a clue to countries' economic behavior.

Joshua E. Keating |

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The Renminbi Blues

Why economic growth hasn't made the Chinese any happier.

Joshua E. Keating |

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Why Bad Politics = Even Worse Markets

Want to fix the economy? Stop the partisan brinkmanship.

Mohamed A. El-Erian |

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Liar, Liar

Are politicians really less honest than the rest of us?

Dan Ariely |

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Requiem for a Russian Spy

A CIA veteran remembers his Soviet counterpart.

Milton Bearden |

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The Science of Ballot-Box Stuffing

What's the best way to detect electoral fraud? You may want to follow the numbers.

Joshua E. Keating |

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Please, Don't Send Food

A new study suggests that food aid could actually prolong conflict rather than resolve it.

Joshua E. Keating |

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'American Exceptionalism': A Short History

How did a phrase initially used dismissively by Joseph Stalin become shorthand for who loves America more?

Uri Friedman |