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Russia's activists are battered and demoralized. But not everyone has given up.
The peculiar tale of the Russian town that draws its livelihood from a carcinogenic mineral.
Embroiled in a nasty legal fight over the South China Sea, Beijing is putting Manila on notice -- even in the midst of tragedy.
Snapshots of life in a Siberian town that's lost its livelihood.
Time has finally run out for the town of Baikalsk.
It's not just the United States. Democracies around the world are facing a crisis of faith.
Russia's decision to charge environmental activists with piracy sets an ominous precedent.
How hacking the climate came to be seen as our least worst option for averting a global climate catastrophe.
As if the murderous LRA leader Joseph Kony weren’t bad enough, now he’s poaching elephants.
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Russia is pushing ahead with its projects for the 2014 Winter Olympics. But not everyone is happy.
How the world’s nastiest and least-known outbreaks are afflicting some of the world’s wealthiest countries.
As the Arctic becomes an arena for conflict, the United States’ forgotten naval force will need to cowboy up.
How an ex-British prime minister’s sister-in-law, a headhunter’s grandson, dodgy PR firms, and a Malaysian kingpin are colliding in a fight over the future of democracy.
Ordinary Americans are about to find out why they call it the “resource curse.”
It's not just Obama -- the entire world is ready to get serious about climate change.
If Obama wants to make good on his inaugural promise, he’ll need to remember the lessons he learned as a community organizer.
Why walkable communities, sustainable economics, and multilateral diplomacy are the future of American power.
Indonesia has been coasting on its natural wealth for too long. Now it's time to start investing in the country's people.
America is on the verge of an energy boom. But will abundant shale gas create more problems than it fixes?
The oft-predicted "clash of civilizations" has not materialized. If anything, values are converging across cultures.