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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 |

Argument

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 |

Argument

The Year in Quotes

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

Micah Zenko |

Argument

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 |

Argument

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 |

Argument

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 |

Argument

Words Are Weapons of Mass Destruction

Why Hamas should watch its language.

David Keyes |

Argument

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 |

Argument

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 |

Argument

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 |

Dispatch

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 |

Feature

Coming to America

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

Alex Pasternack |

Argument

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 |

Feature

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 |

Argument

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 |

Feature

The Glory Days

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

Jonathan Alter |

Argument

Hollywood

How foreign audiences saved Tinseltown.

Stephen Galloway |

Argument

No Exit

For the first time in many years, Venezuela’s presidential election is raising the possibility of an electoral defeat for Hugo Chávez. But if he loses, does that mean he’ll go?

Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez |

Just Kidding

Game Change: China Edition

What if American political reporters covered the Chinese horse race?

Isaac Stone Fish |