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President Ban? U.N. Secretary-General Pivots Back to Asia.

Ban Ki-moon says he is not interested in running for the South Korean presidency. The polls say he is the front-runner.

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North Korea’s Real Life Hunger Games

What it's like to fight for your life in North Korea.

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The Ruins of Empire in the Middle East

Imperialism may have fallen out of fashion, but history shows that the only other option is the kind of chaos we see today.

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Top U.S. General: Many Iraqis Believe Washington Aiding Islamic State

The general in charge of U.S. special operations forces in Iraq for the past six months says Washington's information campaign in the Middle East is so inadequate that many Iraqi troops believe American forces are secretly supplying the Islamic State — potentially leaving U.S. forces vulnerable to reprisal attacks from their nominal allies in the fight against the militants.

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