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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 |

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Still the One

Muammar al-Qaddafi may be history in Libya, but in this remote African kingdom he reigns supreme.

Andrew Green |

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The Things They Carried: The War Reporter

ABC News senior foreign affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz reveals what's inside her carry-on bag.

Benjamin Pauker |

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Smart Sanctions: A Short History

How a blunt diplomatic tool morphed into the precision-guided measures we know today.

Uri Friedman |

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Work Hard, Pray Hard

Do Muslim Americans embody the Protestant work ethic better than their Protestant counterparts?

Joshua E. Keating |

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A Better Dictator

If you have to live under an authoritarian regime, which kind is best?

Joshua E. Keating |

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The Qatar Bubble

Can this tiny, rich emirate really solve the Middle East's thorniest political conflicts?

Blake Hounshell |

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How to Beat Obama

The president is far more vulnerable than he thinks on foreign policy.

Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie |

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Hotels for Hacks

Six of the world's most notable "war hotels," in the words of journalists who spent time cooped up in them.

Alessandra N Ram |

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The Ritz-Carlton of Failed States

Welcome to the Serena Hotels, outposts of multi-star luxury in countries with zero-star conditions.

Michael Z. Wise |

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Within Our Grasp

U.S. presidents try, try, try to make peace in the Middle East.

Alessandra N Ram |

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The 'Peace Process': A Short History

Chronicling Israel and Palestine's path to becoming a catchphrase.

Uri Friedman |

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Fear Factor

Why is distrust of immigrants so universal?

Joshua E. Keating |

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After America

How does the world look in an age of U.S. decline? Dangerously unstable.

ZBIGNIEW BRZEZINSKI |

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Epiphanies from Austan Goolsbee

President Obama's former economic advisor speaks out.

Benjamin Pauker |

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Energy Independence: A Short History

A century and a half of an idea whose time has never come.

Charles Homans |