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COLUMN

The Kremlin’s $220 Million Man

Igor Shuvalov, Russia’s deputy prime minister, is supposed to have the cleanest hands in the Kremlin. So where’d he get a quarter of a billion dollars?

Michael Weiss |

Report

The Looming Gas Glut

Countries from Australia to Tanzania have scrambled to start exporting liquefied natural gas. Who's going to buy it all?

Keith Johnson |

Argument

You Should Still Be Scared of Pyongyang

Five reasons a quiet North Korea is still a deadly North Korea.

Joel S. Wit |

COLUMN

Obamacare May Hold the Key to Saving the U.S. from Ebola

The 43.3 million uninsured Americans are the country’s greatest vulnerability when it comes to stopping the world’s scariest virus.

Laurie Garrett |

Report

The Green Devil

From logging Tasmanian forests to dumping in the Great Barrier Reef, Prime Minister Tony Abbott is the Australian environment's worst nightmare.

Will Potter |

Dispatch

The False Front of the Gaza Invasion

Israel's late-night assault shows the past week's attempts at talks were a sham all along.

Gregg Carlstrom |

Report

How Not to Win Friends and Influence People

China's heavy-handed behavior is driving neighbors, especially Australia, farther away from its orbit.

Keith Johnson |

COLUMN

How to Lose Friends and Alienate Allies

Why America’s friends in Europe are wishing for the good old days of George W. Bush.

Kori Schake |

Argument

Why Australians Are Cool With Spying

Edward Snowden might have given international snooping a bad name in America and Europe -- but Aussies love it.

Michael Fullilove |

COLUMN

That’s a Mighty Nice Climate Change Plan, America

But now the question is: Will it survive 2016? 

Kate Galbraith |

In Box

Epiphanies from Kevin Rudd

Australia's former prime minister on tensions in the Pacific, China's leadership, and the language of diplomacy.

Isaac Stone Fish |

The List

The World’s Most Jaw-Dropping Reality TV Shows

Live sex, human Tetris, baby giveaways, and more.

Catherine A. Traywick |

Putinology

Not Exactly the Land of Smiles

As they gear up for the 2014 Winter Olympics, young Russians find themselves exercising some little-used facial muscles.

Anna Nemtsova |

The List

The World’s Best Post Offices

The much-maligned U.S. Postal Service stacks up surprisingly well in international rankings.

Joshua E. Keating |

Argument

Continental Drift

Is Australia breaking with the United States over the pivot to Asia?

Bates Gill |

Christian Caryl

The Big Bang Theory of Education

Authoritarian countries don't seem to be doing well at the knowledge business. That's probably no accident.

Christian Caryl |

Slide Show

The FP Survey: The Economy

If we're ever going to get out of this slump, what will it take? We asked more than 60 leading economists to tell us.

Slide Show |

Dispatch

Buildup Down Under

The American president insisted his historic visit to Australia was not about China. But, of course, that's exactly what it was about.

Rory Medcalf |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Patriot Act renewed just before deadline

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Andrew Lebovich |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Mumbai terror trial focuses on Pakistani intelligence role

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Andrew Lebovich |

Slide Show

Down Under … Water

Scenes of Australia's "Inland Tsunami."

Slide Show |

The LWOT

The LWOT: Terror arrests roil Europe; Obama considers indefinite detention review process

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Andrew Lebovich |

Argument

Check Matey

A woman is finally prime minister of Australia. But for how long?

Chloe Angyal |

In Box

Location, Location, Location

The curse of distance isn’t going anywhere.

Joshua E. Keating |

Argument

Nanjing by the Numbers

A new report on the 1937-1938 massacre doesn't settle the contested issue of how many people died -- but it points to a much more significant new consensus between Japan and China.

Kate Merkel-Hess |

Seven Questions

Seven Questions: José Ramos-Horta

East Timor's Nobel Prize-winning president asks, just who is the failed state here?

Simon Roughneen |