Mythmaking in the New Myanmar

The film was supposed to win Aung San Suu Kyi’s father a place among the 20th century’s great leaders. Instead, it’s a reminder that the country’s story is still being written.


The War to Save Syria’s History

Maamoun Abdulkarim works for Bashar al-Assad’s government, but he says he serves a much higher purpose — saving his country’s culture from anyone who threatens it.

Tea Leaf Nation

The Chinese Oscar Winner that Wasn’t

Wolf Totem is a spectacular film, but its soul is missing. That's just how Beijing wants it.


What It’s Like to Be Gay in the Ultra-Masculine NatSec Community

Even post-“don’t ask, don’t tell,” it’s still a world of homophobic slurs and awkward questions about my “wife.”


The Public Art Project Making the Case for Whistleblowers to Be Regarded as Heroes

By casting Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and Chelsea Manning in bronze, artist Davide Dormino argues the three activists should be regarded as monumental heroes.

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