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Why ancient kinship and tribal affiliation still matter in a world of global geopolitics.
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Inside Moscow's ridiculous plan to redevelop a massive Soviet-era exhibition space.
Photos of the Syrian cultural heritage sites now being used as battlefields and sniper hideouts.
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Striking photos of playgrounds -- sans children -- from around the globe.
When the sons of Yemen's most powerful tribal leaders tie the knot, it's not only a marriage -- it's a chance for a show of strength that nobody in Sanaa can ignore.
The head of the world's most global beverage company on climate change, power in the post-crisis era, and how Coke's secret formula stays safe from hackers.
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Why Walmart may have done more for the poor than any business in American history.
The big box behemoth might be a global force for good, but expansion doesn't make everyone happy.
How self-absorbed computer nerds became a powerful force for freedom.
The entrepreneur and technology theorist weighs in on drones, surveillance, and what's coming next.
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Dear Americans, stop patting yourselves on the back for 'not letting the terrorists win.'
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The only way to stop Pyongyang's cycle of brinkmanship and extortion is to address the real problem -- South Korea.
The most powerful lobby in Washington isn't the NRA. It's the Castro-hating right wing that has Obama's bureaucrats terrified and inert.
Exclusive photos of the bizarre and barren border between North Korea and its longtime ally.
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What does it say about Germany today that in order to see some Jews you’ve got to go to a museum?
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