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Dashed Hopes in Gay Ukraine

Ukrainians thought that, post-Maidan, their country would start to look more like Europe. But for members of the LGBT community, things may have even gotten worse.

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Wherefore Art Thou Luomiou?

Shakespeare is booming in China. But translating the Bard’s greatest works isn’t as clear as a summer’s day.

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The Last Country in the World Where Divorce Is Illegal

Welcome to the Philippines, home to philandering politicians, millions of “illegitimate” children, and marital laws that make Italy look liberal.

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This Culture Is Not Yet Rated

Chinese think they know why South Korea has a flourishing TV and film industry, and their country doesn't.

Best Defense

Yes, Marcus. They did die in vain.

The most popular post on Best Defense in 2014.

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How to Make a Skyscraper Invisible

How did the city that gave the world the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre Pyramid become so afraid of bold construction?

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L Is for Looting

Teaching Brazilians to read, one socially-charged flashcard at a time.

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Stay Scary, America

Stay Scary, America

Davos Diary: When it Comes to Human Rights in China, It’s Don’t Ask, Won’t Tell

Davos Diary: When it Comes to Human Rights in China, It’s Don’t Ask, Won’t Tell

Despite King’s Death, U.S.-Saudi Relationship Unlikely to Change

Despite King’s Death, U.S.-Saudi Relationship Unlikely to Change

With Obscure Treaties, Moscow Pulls Breakaway Regions Into Its Orbit

With Obscure Treaties, Moscow Pulls Breakaway Regions Into Its Orbit

The 1 Percent Solution

The 1 Percent Solution

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