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The New Face of Global White Nationalist Terror

The Charleston shooter, like Anders Breivik, shows how the radical white right has become ever more unhinged and dangerous.

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Sick Beats and Sykes-Picot

This Arabic-language, M.I.A.-inspired Israeli girl band from the Negev desert is looking to become the Arab world's next pop superstar. History isn't on its side.

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Erdogan’s Kurdish Chickens Are Coming Home to Roost

The president's peace process with his country's Kurds could be the very thing that prevents him from coming out on top in the coming elections.

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Why Is So Much of Modern Chinese Literature Terrible?

FP sits down with Chinese writers and a publisher to discuss how the hated apparatus actually works.

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Stopping the Illegal Antiquities Trade Could Be the Key to Defeating the Islamic State

Stopping the Islamic State’s destruction of the Middle East’s heritage and history must go hand in hand with defeating the extremist group.

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The Tricky Politics of the South Caucasus Come to Eurovision

Glitter, glam, and ethnic nationalism: The tricky politics of the South Caucasus come to Eurovision.

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The Islamic State Raises Its Flag Over Palmyra’s Ruins

The Islamic State released a photo Friday showing its black-and-white flag flying high above the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, which is home to ruins ...

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