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Mission Leap

5 signs your "limited" Iraq intervention is spiraling out of control.

Micah Zenko |

Tea Leaf Nation

Chinese People Are Also Horrified by the James Foley Video

Even on the country's raucous Internet, users are mourning the journalist's death and criticizing media outlets who do not.

Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian |

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High Times in Beijing's Bus Bar

Manic bartenders, midget bouncers, and snorting ketamine off tables: remembering Beijing when it was still cool.

Isaac Stone Fish |

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A White Shining Lie

Putin's 'humanitarian' convoy is simply a pretext for the war the Kremlin's been planning for months.

Michael Weiss |

Slide Show

The World This Week in Photos

Ferguson protests; Liberians face the spread of Ebola; and the pope visits South Korea.

FP Staff |

Dispatch

Strangers in the Homeland

Thousands of displaced eastern Ukrainians have headed to the western city of Lviv, where a spirit of generosity could give way to dangerous ethnic tensions.

Annabelle Chapman |

Tea Leaf Nation

China's 'Hormone Economy': Monetizing Male Loneliness

Online hostesses are making hundreds of thousands of dollars in hard cash as men buy virtual Ferraris, flowers, and even titles of nobility to impress them.

Rachel Lu |


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Longform's Picks of the Week

The best stories from around the world.

FP Staff |