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The Trump Administration Has Failed its First Test on Child Soldiers

The State Department’s latest Trafficking in Persons Report only enables serial abusers.

Dispatch

Vladimir Putin Is Trying to Get Down With the Cool Kids

After years of wooing the middle-aged and elderly, the Kremlin is attempting to court young voters. And it's extremely awkward.

Feature

Condemned to Life in Zikaland

In Recife, Brazil’s ground zero of the Zika virus, a community struggles to deal with the devastating spread of microcephaly.

Passport

Italy Wants More Babies, But Doesn’t Want to Pay for Them

Italy tried to launch a campaign to promote fertility. Instead, it offended the population it meant to target.

Dispatch

Can Cartoons Save Pakistan’s Children From Jihad?

A bold movement of progressive publishers and artists is bringing new comic book heroes to Pakistan’s at-risk children.

Argument

Afghan Forces Use Child Soldiers, and the U.S. Still Gives Them Money

The Afghan government swore to do away with the practice, and, under its own laws, the U.S. government is barred from funding countries that employ it. So why did the United States still fork over some $470 million?

The Cable

Riyadh Beats Back U.N. Accusations of Yemen Abuses

The United Nations had Saudi Arabia on a list of the world’s worst abusers of children. Riyadh just succeeded in getting itself taken off.

Passport

ISIS Is Training Indonesian ‘Cubs of the Caliphate’ to Kill for the Cause

A video shows children as young as eight burning their Indonesian passports and learning to shoot.

Argument

Central America’s Gangs Are All Grown Up

And more dangerous than ever.

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