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Senior Editors Leave Russia’s Top Independent Media Company Amid Crackdown

Three top editors left RBC after coming under pressure for running investigations into money and politics in Russia.

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Ben Rhodes and the decline of professionalism in foreign affairs

The arrogance and cynicism of White House deputy national security adviser for strategic communications Ben Rhodes is the subject of a recent, largely admiring profile by David Samuels in "New York Times Magazine." It has generated ample criticism, ranging from the subtle and eloquent to the admirably and justifiably brutal.

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A stunning profile of Ben Rhodes, the asshole who is the president’s foreign policy guru

"His lack of conventional real-world experience of the kind that normally precedes responsibility for the fate of nations — like military or diplomatic service, or even a master’s degree in international relations, rather than creative writing — is still startling."

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How I Became Another Victim of Erdogan’s Press Crackdown

I used to think I couldn’t be affected by Turkey’s shrinking press freedom. I just discovered how wrong I was.

The Cable

Joe Biden On Confessions, Cars, and Holy Wagers

In unscripted moment at the Vatican, the U.S. veep seeks absolution not for betting on cars, but for losing.

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How to Build a Media Industry from Scratch

From telenovelas to Sesame Street, 2013 Global Thinkers Noura al Kaabi and Saad Mohseni debate the importance of cultural imports in a localized entertainment industry.

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