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Tehranimal Farm

How George Orwell explains Iran.

Roland Elliott Brown |

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The People's Republic of Hacking

China’s campaign of cyber attacks has reached epidemic proportions. Can anything be done to stop it?

Adam Segal |

Dispatch

Live, from Beirut...

Watching TV with Hezbollah.

Mitchell Prothero |

Christian Caryl

The First Lab Results Are In

Democracy Lab is celebrating its first anniversary. Here are some of the things we've learned over the past year -- and where we're headed in year two.

Christian Caryl |

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Covering the Syrian Catastrophe

The 22-month civil war is even worse than the headlines make it seem.

Lara Setrakian |

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 |

Christian Caryl

The Year in Unfreedom

An encouraging number of the world's people voted in 2012. But voting does not a democracy make.

Christian Caryl |

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The Year in Quotes

The 20 most puzzling, hypocritical, and revealing things said about U.S. foreign policy in 2012.

Micah Zenko |

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Feeling the Pain in Tehran

As sanctions bite, some of Iran's leaders are signaling a willingness to come back to the negotiating table.

Nazila Fathi |

Christian Caryl

Nothing Is Written

The triumph of democracy isn't inevitable. It has to be fought for.

Christian Caryl |

Case Studies

The Anti-Godfather

How a mayor set out to save a Sicilian city from neglect and Mafia influence.

Laura Bacon |

Christian Caryl

Barbarians at the Gate

Are Russia and China trying to take over the Internet? Probably. But so far they aren't having much luck.

Christian Caryl |

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Defending Free Speech in the Digital Age

Across the world, the battle for free speech is pitting governments and corporations against activists and average citizens.

Lee C. Bollinger |

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Turkey's Weakest Export

Turkey says it wants to be a model for democracy in the Middle East. But so far its actions lag behind its achievements.

Gamze Coşkun |

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Words Are Weapons of Mass Destruction

Why Hamas should watch its language.

David Keyes |

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Predicting the Future Is Easier Than It Looks

Nate Silver was just the beginning. Some of the same statistical techniques used by America's forecaster-in-chief are about to revolutionize world politics.

Michael D. Ward |

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Human Rights Now

Six ways China's new leader could be the reformer the Chinese have been waiting for.

Sophie Richardson |

Christian Caryl

Is Bashar al-Assad Syria’s Abraham Lincoln?

The Syrian president's fans are comparing him with the hero of America's Civil War. Here's why they're wrong.

Christian Caryl |

Christian Caryl

The Corruption Pandemic

Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.

Christian Caryl |

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Nightmare Squared

Longing for the days of Kim Jong Il? Maybe it's time to transfer your affections to the delusional dictator of Equatorial Guinea.

Pedro Pizano |

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It's the Brazilians, Stupid

Meet Brazil's James Carville -- and the other political consultants who are shaking up Latin America's electoral landscape.

Mac Margolis |

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Coming to America

China wants to buy its way onto your TV screen. Will it work? 

Alex Pasternack |

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The Collaborator's Song

We often ask why some people choose to resist authoritarian regimes. But the better question might be why so many decide to cooperate.

Anne Applebaum |

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Me and My Censor

A reporter's memoir of what it's like to tell the truth about today's China.

Eveline Chao |

Dispatch

Georgia Versus the Forces of Chaos

In the wake of this month’s watershed election in Georgia, a new prime minister and an incumbent president are figuring out how to keep their personal enmity from breaking into open warfare.

Molly Corso |

Amy Zegart

Interrogation Techniques

What Bob Schieffer can learn from the CIA.

Amy Zegart |

Christian Caryl

In Praise of Apathy

It's time to stop deriding the Americans who refuse to vote. They're trying to tell us something.

Christian Caryl |

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The Malaise in Ukraine

The business community is fed up with President Yanukovych's corruption and management. Is real change on the horizon?

Anders Åslund |

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The Glory Days

What it was like to work at Newsweek at its best.

Jonathan Alter |

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Hollywood

How foreign audiences saved Tinseltown.

Stephen Galloway |