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International mega-sporting events like the Olympics have become the playthings of authoritarian regimes

International mega-sporting events like the Olympics have become the playthings of authoritarian regimes. Is it too late to shine the spotlight on human rights abuses?

Passport

Anyone in Tokyo Missing a Radioactive Drone?

The curious case of a drone -- carrying a camera and traces of radioactive material -- that landed on the roof of the Japanese prime minister's office.

Passport

The Grim, Remote Future of the Winter Olympics

This winter, Moscow spent more than $50 billion to highlight Mother Russia at the Sochi Olympics but mostly got attention for poisoning stray dogs, mounting ...

Argument

When Terrorism (That Never Happened) Made Headlines in Sochi

If attacks were unlikely at the Olympic Games, why was it spun as inevitable?

Putinology

Kiev Envy

Pro-democracy protesters in Kiev are triumphant. In Moscow they're still taking it on the chin.

Dispatch

Green Fades to Black

The Sochi Olympic Games spell the end of the rope for Russia's wilderness vigilantes.

The Complex

Did A Former Auto Mechanic Keep Ukraine From Civil War?

This story has been corrected. The man who may be responsible for helping to keep the violence in Ukraine from escalating has reportedly left Kiev ...

Passport

Getting Whipped by Cossacks Makes for a Great Music Video

Pussy Riot are some of the most brilliant activists working today. On Wednesday, the feminist punk collective -- or at least some of them -- ...

Interview

The Russian Anti-Olympic Protest that Putin Doesn’t Want You to Know About

An activist explains why the authorities cracked down on a peaceful protest to commemorate the victims of tsarist-era genocide.

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