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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 ...

ChinaFile

China’s Bizarre, Centuries-Old Tradition: Corpse-Snatching

Sometimes, even today, it's the only way to hold the bad guys accountable.

Tea Leaf Nation

Stephen Schwarzman Wants to Create a Global Network for Peace

The private equity mogul does not think of his eponymous China studies program as just a scholarship — he thinks of it as a way to avoid war.

Report

Footloose and Falun Gong

An evening with the dance performance trying to bring down the Chinese Communist Party.

Voice

Matt Bors’ Death Wish

At least I won't have to read your think pieces.

Tea Leaf Nation

Will China Ban Katy Perry?

The American pop singer just gave a concert in Taiwan — while wearing a Taiwanese flag and a sunflower dress.

Argument

‘I Am a Kwerekwere’

Life as a foreigner in xenophobic South Africa.

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