L Is for Looting

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


Why USAID Got Into Bed With Cuban Rappers

For evidence that the U.S. government really has run out of ideas in its policy toward Cuba, look no further than the U.S. Agency for ...


Dis Town

Americans have an uncomfortable relationship with smart. They are perfectly happy to celebrate genius, provided it doesn't make them uncomfortable or require too much of ...


Can Burma’s Civil Society Find Its Voice Again?

The Burmese military is staging a comeback. Since the government launched its tentative liberalization process four years ago, the armed forces, the notorious Tatmadaw, have ...


Watching Gogol as the Grad Rockets Fly

DONETSK, Ukraine — It was a cold, gray afternoon in late October. On the central square, teenagers handed out flags of the separatist Donetsk People's ...


The Costs of Exile

These days, the authorities in post-Soviet countries are making a habit of persecuting their opponents in order to maintain social control. In many cases, the ...

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The World This Week in Photos

Protesters clash with riot police in Mexico City following a march responding to the disappearance and likely massacre of 43 Mexican students, Nov. 20. "In ...


Iran’s Nuclear Chill

Over the past year, Iran's relations with the West have undergone a dramatic transformation. Last fall, the United States and Europe embarked on direct talks ...


Is Spain About to Embrace Chavismo?

When the late Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chávez came into power in 1998, he saw in his movement an answer to capitalism and a solution to ...

Baby Steps for AfPak Relations

Baby Steps for AfPak Relations

After Cuba Comes Iran

After Cuba Comes Iran

Shadows in a Silver Cloud

Shadows in a Silver Cloud

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The Security Council Intifada

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