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A Cluster Bomb Killed My Father

It's time to outlaw these dangerous weapons once and for all.

Nadim Matta |

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No Chickens or Cricket Bats

The strange list of Indian products you can't import in Pakistan.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

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5 Key U.S. Cables for Understanding Thailand's Turmoil

Obtained by Reuters and curated by Andrew MacGregor Marshall.

Edmund Downie |

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It's Not Just the Veil

Technology and globalization have reinvented other traditional Muslim practices in some surprising ways.

Joshua E. Keating |

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40 Years of Foreign Policy

A look back at the last four decades of world affairs.

Andrew Swift |

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Someday, Their Prince Will Come

Who's next in line to lead the House of Saud? King Abdullah, 87, is unwell, having recently traveled to the United States for medical treatment, and speculation is heating up about his replacement. Unfortunately, none of the potential candidates is getting any younger either.

Andrew Swift |

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Books Behind Bars

Countries worldwide have often sought to ban books they find politically inconvenient, religiously awkward, or just plain embarrassing. But for writers like Russia’s Vasily Grossman, who pleaded with the Soviet censors in 1961, "I am physically free, but the book to which I have dedicated my life is in jail," a book's ban means far more than just a dip in sales. Here are some books behind bars today.

Suzanne Merkelson |

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Gaming the Electric Car Chase

As the four front-runners sprint around the track, some favorites could end up in the dust.

Andrew Swift |

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The Internet Jihad

Zach Chesser's how-to guide.

JARRET BRACHMAN |

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Hamilton’s Disciples

A new generation of Obama’s senior officials learned at the feet of the legendary Democrat.

Andrew Swift |

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Global Cities Index Methodology

How we compiled the 2010 Index.

Christina Larson |

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Asia Rising

The world's new top ten cities.

Andrew Swift |

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Who's Got the Right Stuff?

How the world's space programs match up.

Andrew Swift |

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Land Grab

Redistribuiting wealth by force in Kyrgyzstan.

Philip Shishkin |

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Hacking in a Nutshell

Selections from a hacker's manifesto and how-to guide written by one of China's preeminent hackers, Peng Yinan.

Blaine Sheldon |

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Rings of Terror

Is that scary man with a gun a full-fledged member of al Qaeda -- or just a wannabe? Here's a guide to the people who make up the organization's core and its periphery.

Lydia Khalil |

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Mapping the Twilight Zone

Here's where Ghajar sits in relation to Lebanon, Israel, and Syria.

Andrew Tabler |

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All the Presidents' Men

Many politicians, public intellectuals, and political pundits have been greatly influenced by former U.S. presidents, be it Jefferson, Hamilton, Wilson, or Jackson.

Walter Russell Mead |

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Bill Clinton Interview (Audio)

Listen to extended answers from the interview.

Passport Administrator |

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The COINdinistas

Who knows everthing there is to know and more about counterinsurgency and its current role in U.S. military strategy? These guys.

Thomas E. Ricks |

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The Anti-God Squad

Why even some of the most zealous non-believers may abandon the crusade against religion.

Robert Wright |

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The Big Thinkers of Giving

How philanthrocapitalists are reshaping the world of charity.

Matthew Bishop |

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The List, 2020 Edition

Thought leaders for the Internet era.

Evgeny Morozov |

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Market Riot

How the crisis inspired an entirely new set of big ideas on big money.

NOAM SCHEIBER |

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No Will, No Way

Bueno de Mesquita's model projects a decline in global willingness to regulate greenhouse gases over the next 100 years and beyond.

Blaine Sheldon |