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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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The Front Line Within

The 'Charlie Hebdo' attack reminds us that it’s our response to extremist violence that determines its success or failure.

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Yes, Marcus. They did die in vain.

The most popular post on Best Defense in 2014.

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When All Else Fails, Hack Hollywood

Kim Jong Un isn’t afraid of Seth Rogen and James Franco. He’s afraid of the world focusing its attention on his regime’s true crimes.

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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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Mediating Mass Murder

Mediating Mass Murder

Kerry’s Visit to Nigeria Coincides With Major Boko Haram Offensive

Kerry’s Visit to Nigeria Coincides With Major Boko Haram Offensive

White House Gaffe Outs American Held by the Islamic State

White House Gaffe Outs American Held by the Islamic State

Beheading of Japanese Citizen Leaves Tokyo With Agonizing Choice

Beheading of Japanese Citizen Leaves Tokyo With Agonizing Choice

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

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