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Jobs for Billionaires

A few problems back here on Earth in need of some serious capital.

Joshua E. Keating |

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5 Things the Pentagon Isn't Telling Us About the Chinese Military

Here's what you won't find in the Defense Department’s latest report on China's military rise.

Trefor Moss |

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Sonnets for the Mujahideen

The militant movement has a little-examined sensitive side.

Hanna C. Trudo |

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Never Say Never

Remember when breaking up the eurozone was unthinkable? That was then.

Uri Friedman |

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Comrade Locke

Why is China so obsessed with America's backpack-wearing, coupon-clipping ambassador?

Anne Henochowicz |

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Dictators With Mommy Issues

Some of the world's most ruthless leaders have had surprisingly close -- if deeply troubled -- relationships with their mothers.

Uri Friedman |

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Say It Ain't So, Joe

Ten things Joe Biden really should apologize for.

Blake Hounshell |

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Where in the World Is Same-Sex Marriage Legal?

It's not just those liberal Northern Europeans who have embraced homosexual unions.

Uri Friedman |

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Grumpy Old Tycoons

Rupert Murdoch isn't the only titan of industry who may have stayed on the job a bit too long.

Joshua E. Keating |

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Après Moi, le Déluge

Five reasons that Europe will rue the loss of Nicolas Sarkozy.

James Poulos |

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Sex and the Single Mullah

Islamic scholars are prepared to answer questions and issue fatwas on almost any realm of modern life. Sometimes, it can get a little kinky.

Joshua E. Keating |

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The Heroines of the Arab World

Twelve women challenging their societies to change the status quo.

Allison Good |

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The World According to Glencore

"The biggest company you never heard of," as Reuters once put it, Glencore does business in dozens of countries on every continent except Antarctica. Here's a snapshot of this global empire -- and some of its murky local alliances.

Ken Silverstein |

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5 Secrets Anonymous Should Steal from China

Let’s get real, script kiddies: It's time to stop defacing websites and start going after the good stuff.

Adam Segal |

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5 Ways Jim Yong Kim Can Save the World Bank

If it really wants to reduce poverty, the bank will have to slaughter some of its sacred cows.

Vishnu Sridharan |

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How to Seize an Oil Company

Argentina's fiery president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, summarily took control of the country's biggest oil company. Here's a five-step guide for would-be dictators and leftists.

Joshua E. Keating |

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Artful Dodgers

The 6 countries where everyone runs the other way when the tax man comes knocking.

Joshua E. Keating |

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Not-So-Great Expectations

For 60 years, North Korean dictators have promised their people prosperity and progress. But even the best of what they can offer amounts to pretty slim pickings.

Adam Cathcart |

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Latin Leaders Behaving Badly

Summits in Latin America may not achieve many concrete results, but they sure do keep us entertained.

Uri Friedman |

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Mubarak's Enforcer

Omar Suleiman is running for president of Egypt -- but are voters really looking to elect a member of the former regime's inner circle?

David Kenner |

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The New Crossroads of History

Ten things you didn't know about Turkey.

Andrew Finkel |

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Seven Flip-Flops Romney Needs to Make

During the bruising Republican primary, front-runner Mitt Romney has talked himself into a corner on some key foreign-policy issues. He's going to have to shake the Etch-a-Sketch one more time if he's going to win the election and actually govern as president.

Joshua E. Keating |

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This Year in Political Food Fights

Mitt Romney claimed grits, David Cameron staked out meat pies, and now Rick Santorum's trying to turn the jelly belly red.

Uri Friedman |

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Trained in the U.S.A.

The United States has a long history of inadvertently (and sometimes not so inadvertently) training future coup plotters around the world.

Joshua E. Keating |

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Is This Thing On?

The 8 worst "hot mic" blunders of all time.

Uri Friedman |

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The Great Rumor Mill of China

Something strange is going on in Beijing. Here are the five most virulent conspiracy theories making the rounds -- and a stab at the likelihood of them panning out.

Isaac Stone Fish |

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Who Said It: Ron Paul or Ron Paul?

The Republican presidential candidate may be a party-switcher, but he's no flip-flopper.

Uri Friedman |

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Top 10 Lessons of the Iraq War

Now that the war is officially over and most U.S. forces have withdrawn, what are the most important takeaways?

Stephen M. Walt |