Culture

Argument

Away Game

Female soccer players are rewriting the rules for women's sports in the Middle East.

Chris Stephen |

Marc Lynch

Performance Enhancing Debate

How the Ryan Braun scandal explains Egyptian Revolution punditry.

Marc Lynch |

By Other Means

Uncle Sam Wants Who?

The real reasons people join the military.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

More Catholic than the Pope

Is Francis too radical for his flock?

Michael D’Antonio |

BOOK CLUB

A Frank Debate about Identity and Islam

A young Sudanese author explores his fraught relationship to religion.

Dalia Haj-Omar |

By Other Means

Heroes, Villains, and Victims

Three myths about the military.

Rosa Brooks |

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 |

Rational Security

History of the World, Part Z

What the undead can teach us about the fall of Rome -- and cyberwar.

John Arquilla |

Feature

Chairman of the Board

How Mao unintentionally created China’s capitalist revolution.

Orville Schell |

David Rothkopf

No Labels

Why Washington shouldn't wage foreign policy by dictionary.

David Rothkopf |

Putinology

The Government Ban on Just About Everything

Russia's officials are reverting to old instincts: When in doubt, forbid.

Anna Nemtsova |

Slide Show

Eat, Pray, Fast

Beautiful pictures of the start of Islam's holy month.

Lydia Tomkiw |

By Other Means

Is Sexual Assault Really an 'Epidemic'?

The U.S. military actually looks pretty good compared to, say, college.

Rosa Brooks |

By Other Means

America the Coupless

Just because our military won't take over doesn't mean civilians can ignore it.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

Hey, J.Lo, Thanks for Serenading that Dictator

The mainstream media have finally discovered human rights violations in Turkmenistan. And it's all thanks to Hollywood.

Sarah Kendzior |

Think Again

Think Again: Working Women

Why American women are better off than the lean-inners and have-it-allers realize.

Kay Hymowitz |

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 |

In Box

In Search of Mickey Li's

Why doesn't China have its own fast-food mega-chain?

Paul French |

In Box

Fast-Food Nations

Six regional chains that are learning to compete with U.S. fast-food giants.

Joshua E. Keating |

In Other Words

The Cookbook Theory of Economics

Why Chinese and Mexican dominate the market.

Tyler Cowen |

In Other Words

Recipe for Living: Add Rice. Stir.

The grain that sustains the war weary.

Anna Badkhen |

In Other Words

Austerity Lentils

What a country cooks when it's collapsing.

Joanna Kakissis |

In Other Words

Market Revolution

How Poland learned to love its own cuisine.

Anne Applebaum |

Argument

Star Trek Into Dumbness

The clumsy politics of Captain Kirk's latest adventure.

Michael Peck |

Argument

Brad Pitt and the Zombie Shark

How World War Z ruined the zombie apocalypse.

Daniel W. Drezner |

Dispatch

On Your Left, the Decline and Fall

Visiting Brussels soon? A new museum offers a peek into the future to see how the European dream died.

Gareth Harding |

Putinology

A Russian Artist's Snapshot of the National Psyche

Why Russia's entry at the world's toniest art fair speaks volumes about the country's predicament.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

How to Negotiate Like a Pashtun

A field guide to dealing with the Taliban.

Jonah Blank |

Feature

Introducing Yo! Yo! Honey Singh

Meet the foul-mouthed rapper who explains India’s real estate bubble -- and its rape crisis.

Amana Fontanella-Khan |

Argument

Erotic Republic

Iran is in the throes of an unprecedented sexual revolution. Could it eventually shake the regime?

Afshin Shahi |