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Afrofuturism is primarily thought of as an aesthetic. But it’s also a new way of looking at both history and the future. (Marvel Studios)

Wakanda Shakes the World

What does it mean for an African nation to lead the global future?

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Ruritania Sets Off Along China’s Road

A once-steady U.S. ally in Eastern — or possibly Central — Europe moves toward Beijing’s grip.

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The Avengers at a Crossroads: Assessing Prospects for New Strategic Challenges and Opportunities

For the world’s premier superpowers to better confront new international threats, fresh strategic initiatives are needed in a challenging era.

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Giggling at the Gulag

"The Death of Stalin" turns tyranny into comedy.

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What Might Happen When Obama Meets Trump at the White House

Like an awkward run-in with your ex, but this time with global consequences.

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Around the World in 40 Books

Headed to Rio, Paris, or Cape Town this summer? We asked distinguished writers and thinkers to pick their favorite books about 20 of the world’s great cities.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Donald

What does the most fabulous GOP candidate need to know about national security?

A person reads on November 1, 2011 in Paris an issue of Satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo to be published on November 2, 2011, whose cover features prophet Mohammed. "In order fittingly to celebrate the Islamist Ennahda's win in Tunisia and the NTC (National Transitional Council) president's promise that sharia would be the main source of law in Libya, Charlie Hebdo asked Mohammed to be guest editor," said a statement.
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He Was Hiding From Charlie Hebdo Gunmen. Now He Wants French Media to Pay for Revealing His Location.

Lilian Lepère hid for eight hours from Said and Cherif Kouachi, the gunmen responsible for deadly attacks in January. But did French media compromise his safety during the ordeal?

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Drawing While the Hand Trembles

A view of "Charlie Hebdo" from the world of Arab cartoonists, where the risks loom large and the humor is black.

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French Satire Will Not Be Silenced

France’s long history of satire has proven a poor match for extremists’ sensitivity to the mockery of religious fundamentalism.

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North Korean Defectors Are Really Excited About ‘The Interview’

The fictionalized assassination of Kim Jong Un has some North Korean defectors dreaming of regime change.