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Democracy is Contagious

What message does civil unrest in Hong Kong send to the rest of China?

Isaac Stone Fish |


Under New Management

The coast of Honduras could be the site of a radical experiment: one in which foreign 
investors bankroll a quasi-sovereign city. Backers say it will lift the region out of poverty -- but residents are anything but convinced.

Maya Kroth |

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Testing Ground

As Honduras considers establishing its first charter city near the Gulf of Fonseca, the farmers, fishermen, and shopkeepers of Amapala brace themselves for potential upheaval.

Juan Carlos |


Preparing for War with Ukraine’s Fascist Defenders of Freedom

On the frontlines of the new offensive in eastern Ukraine, the hardcore Azov Battalion is ready for battle with Russia. But they're not fighting for Europe, either.

Alec Luhn |


Sheikh It Up

The UAE's airstrikes in Libya represent a new and dangerous phase in its struggle with Qatar.

Andrew Hammond |


Playing Nostradamus

Big data show that history does indeed repeat itself. What does that mean for foreign policymaking -- and tackling crises from Ukraine to Syria?

Kalev Leetaru |


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The best stories from around the world.

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The Dead and the Living in Luhansk

Amid the shells and explosions, there’s little in the way of normal life left in Ukraine’s besieged eastern cities.

Ole Solvang |