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Apps for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social networks on a smartphone in the Indian capital New Delhi. (CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)

Tech Companies Are Ruining America’s Image

The United States has become identified with the global internet economy — for better and worse.

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The Right to Kill

Should Brazil keep its Amazon tribes from taking the lives of their children?

Men wave rainbow and 'black lives matter' flags while marching in the annual LGBTQI Pride Parade on June 25, 2017 in San Francisco. (Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

2017 Was the Year I Learned About My White Privilege

I used to be a smart-alecky conservative who scoffed at “political correctness.” The Trump era has opened my eyes.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly speaks during a White House briefing Oct. 19 in Washington, D.C. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

An Old Colonel Looks at General Kelly

After eight years at Foreign Policy, here are the ten most popular Best Defense posts.

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about taxes at the St. Charles, Missouri, Convention Center on Nov. 29.
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This Is How Every Genocide Begins

Why Trump’s most un-American moment can’t be overlooked.

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 19:  Singer and songwriter Lorde at a state luncheon for  Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovicon at Government House August 19, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic is on a four day visit to New Zealand.  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Oh, Lorde: New Zealand Singer Picks up Croatian Citizenship

The beloved popstar got the green light to become a Croat.

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Brexit’s Dunkirk Fantasyland

If the cultural roots of Brexit are reduced to one sentiment, it is that Britain did not win two world wars to be run by Germany via Brussels.

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Who Will Win the Battle for the Bolshoi?

The cancellation of a controversial ballet at Russia’s premiere theater holds dark clues as to where the country could be headed after Putin.

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The Elephant in the Comedy Club

A troupe of popular young comics avoids mixing humor and politics in Rwanda.

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For the Love of Welsh Rarebit

In a politically correct era, is it ever OK to crave colonialist cuisine?

CORAL GABLES, FL - APRIL 27:  Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee perform onstage at the Billboard Latin Music Awards at Watsco Center on April 27, 2017 in Coral Gables, Florida.  (Photo by Sergi Alexander/Getty Images)

‘Despacito’ Is Too Sexy for Malaysia, Says Minister

State-owned outlets are prohibited from broadcasting the steamy Latin hit.

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Screw Brad Pitt and the ‘War Machine’ He Rode in On

The Stanley McChrystal — and the war in Afghanistan — I knew is not at all like what you’ll see on Netflix.

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Don’t Call It Brexit Radio

Union JACK Radio was supposed to celebrate the quirks of British culture, from tea and scones to Mr. Bean. Then came Brexit. Then came the angry tweets.

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Elmo Joins the Forever War

"Sesame Street" is heading to Syrian refugee camps, a blessing for kids with little hope. Better yet, experts say, Elmo and friends can help fight extremism.

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