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Dispatch

The Mogul Takes Manhattan

China’s most eccentric tycoon just made New York’s homeless sing for their supper. Then he did magic tricks.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Dispatch

France Is Not Impressed with Thomas Piketty

In the English-speaking world, he's the economist du jour. But in his home country? Le shrug.

Clea Caulcutt |

Tea Leaf Nation

The Limits of Mandopop

With mainland money flooding into Taiwanese celebrity coffers, activism takes a back seat.

Chris Fuchs |

COLUMN

The Great and Magical Gabo

Fame, acclaim, and a notorious friendship with Fidel Castro: The life of writer Gabriel Garcia Márquez was as fantastical and politically charged as his reality-bending novels.

Amy Finnerty |

COLUMN

Sugarfree ScarJo to the Rescue

If Middle East peace were only this easy.

Matt Bors |

Feature

The Rocketeer

Forget Tesla. Forget the Hyperloop. Elon Musk is all about space.

Michael Belfiore |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's Favorite Villainess

Why Chinese TV viewers can't get enough of a fictitious, Qing-era concubine.

Jianyu Hou |

Feature

Bush League

How baseball fell apart in the land that gave us Mariano Rivera and Rod Carew.

Eric Soussanin |

Argument

Amateur Hour

Caroline Kennedy might have gotten softball questions at her Senate confirmation hearing, but don’t expect the Japanese to go as easy on her.

David Leheny |

Reality Check

Experts, Shmexperts

Let's not be so quick to prejudge Caroline Kennedy's appointment as U.S. ambassador to Japan.

Aaron David Miller |

Dispatch

It's a … Boy, Is This Insufferable

Why there's absolutely no reason you should care about the royal baby, unless you're British. And even then, probably not.

Alex Massie |

In Box

Epiphanies from Frank Gehry

The starchitect on his first project in the Arab world -- and why it's hard these days to find a benevolent dictator with taste.

Benjamin Pauker |

The List

Hey, Larry King: Have You Ever Watched Russia Today?

7 crazy clips the former CNN host should have checked out before joining Kremlin TV.

J. Dana Stuster |

Dispatch

Political Idol

A new reality television competition is booming in Beirut and Ramallah: democratic politics.

Fernande van Tets |

Feature

The Geopolitics of 'Girls'

How Lena Dunham explains the world.

Daniel W. Drezner |

Slide Show

Adiós, Presidente

The outsized life of Venezuela's celebrity president.

Slide Show |

In Other Words

'Homeland' in the Holy Land

A TV thriller taps into Israel's collective subconscious.

Debra Kamin |

In Other Words

Insecurity Camera

Homeland and the Israeli show that inspired it aren't the only thrillers that tackle their countries' deepest national security concerns. Here are five other programs that tap into national psyches.

Joshua E. Keating |

In Other Words

The KGB Oscars

In Putin's Russia, it's the spies that are handing out the awards for the year's best movies.

Simon Shuster |

Slide Show

Secretary of Schlep

Hillary Clinton traveled to 112 countries -- we made an awesome slide show.

Slide Show |

Christian Caryl

What I Learned from Gerard Depardieu

The French actor's case is the exception that proves the rule: Citizenship still matters.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Spoiler Alert

I know counterterrorism and the CIA -- and almost everything in Homeland is ridiculous. But I'm still watching.

Bruce Hoffman |

Argument

David and Paula

The Petraeus affair may be over, as far as the media circus is concerned. But its baleful aftereffects linger on.

Sarah Chayes |

Argument

What the Bloody Hell Is Wrong with You Americans?

Why you should be embarrassed by the fascination with Kate Middleton's womb.

Alex Massie |

Slide Show

The Cult

Afghanistan's national hero has started a craze on the streets of Kabul.

Slide Show |

Argument

Hollywood

How foreign audiences saved Tinseltown.

Stephen Galloway |

Slide Show

El Jefe

A brief history of Chavismo.

Slide Show |

Argument

The Gangnam Phenom

A South Korean video is making waves on the Web. But the West is actually late to the party.

Mark James Russell |

Argument

Sex and Scandal in the Holy Land

Washington went into crisis mode over news of a GOP congressman skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee. Israelis can barely stifle a yawn.

Ron Kampeas |

Argument

The Prince vs. the 'Paupers'

Liechtenstein's billionaire royal family is threatening to literally abandon its tiny, wealthy principality over a referendum to curtail its power. Is this the coming of the Liechtenspring?

Michael Z. Wise |