February 10, 2016

An island of Stockholm Archipelago pictured on 15 January, 2010  During the winter, ferries continue sailing in the Baltic Sea, partly frozen between Sweden and Finland. AFP PHOTO/ OLIVIER MORIN (Photo credit should read OLIVIER MORIN/AFP/Getty Images)

The Death of the Most Generous Nation on Earth

Little Sweden has taken in far more refugees per capita than any country in Europe. But in doing so, it’s tearing itself apart.


Home for the Holidays, Chinese Hipsters Post Peasant Selfies

For stylish youth in China’s growing cities, the lunar new year means a return to family, village, and really tacky pants.

A Jewish settler (L unseen) places the Israeli flag on a road sign while Israeli troops encircle Palestinian villagers protesting after the Israeli army cut off branches of olive trees on a road leading to the Jewish settlement of Tekoa, in the occupied West Bank, southeast of the town of Bethlehem, on November 25, 2013. Israeli authorities have given the go-ahead for the construction of 829 new settler homes in the occupied West Bank, settlement watchdog Peace Now said. AFP PHOTO/MUSA AL-SHAER        (Photo credit should read MUSA AL-SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Lawmaker: There Can’t Be a Palestine Because Arabic Has No ‘P’

An Israeli lawmaker suggested that the etymology of the word Palestine affected land rights issues.


Make Pyongyang Pay

Stop North Korea by hitting it where it hurts: its wallet.

A picture taken on January 29, 2016 shows a sign post in the Ziika forest in Uganda, near Entebbe.
The Zika virus was first discovered in April 1947 after testing a macaque monkey in Ziika forest, Uganda by the scientists of the Yellow Fever Research Institute. The virus is spread by day time active mosquitos. The Zika virus is "spreading explosively" in the Americas and the region may see up to four million cases of the disease strongly suspected of causing microcephaly according to the World Health Organization. Microcephaly is a condition causes babies to be born with an abnormally small head and a neurological disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome. / AFP / ISAAC KASAMANI        (Photo credit should read ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Uganda Discovered the Zika Virus. And the Solution for It.

The African country has shown that not all crisis management is made the same.

DAEGU, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 21:  North Korean dancers and musicians wave North Korean flags during the opening ceremony of the 22nd Summer Universiade Games August 21, 2003 in Daegu, South Korea. North Korea had threatened to boycott the games because of anti-North Korea rallies, but decided to participate after an expression of regret from South Korea's President Roh Moo-hyun. The Summer University Games are to be held August 21-31.  (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

‘It’s Time for Another Nixon-in-China Moment’

Nothing the U.S. or China do seems to work with North Korea. Experts discuss how to reassess and reboot.

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Want to Avoid the Iranian Morality Police? There’s an App for That.

A group of Iranian programmers have come up with an ingenious way to dodge the country's morality police.


Johnny Depp as Donald Trump Is the Best Thing You’ll See All Day

Johnny Depp might have reversed a run of flops with <i>The Art of the Deal</i>.

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff speaks to journalists next to Health minister Marcelo Castro after visiting the National Center for Coordination and Control of Aedes aegypti mosquito, in Brasilia, Brazil on January 29, 2016. AFP PHOTO / ANDRESSA ANHOLETE / AFP / Andressa Anholete        (Photo credit should read ANDRESSA ANHOLETE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Rot at the Heart of the Brazilian Economy

Brazil is headed for catastrophe this year, unless it finally reckons with decades of failed economic policy.


U.S. Fed Chief Speaks Softly But Carries a Big Warning

U.S. Fed chief Janet Yellen rings the warning bell on the U.S. economy.

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A good idea for Army personnel policy?: Short post-assignment growth sabbaticals

Recently I was reading a bunch of Army War College papers. Most of them were nothing much to write home about, but a couple stood out.

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Remembering war, angrily: Australians ban British from battle commemoration

The Australians have banned British descendants from attending a ceremony for the dead at the Battle of Fromelles, of July 1916.

TOPSHOT - Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton speaks at her primary night party February 9, 2016 at Southern New Hampshire University in Hooksett, New Hampshire.
Clinton, who suffered a deflating if expected defeat to Bernie Sanders, put a brave face on the loss and admitted she had some work to do as the campaign moves south. / AFP / Don EMMERT        (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Massive Foreign-Policy Brain Trust

The campaign has enlisted several hundred experts to advise the former secretary of state. Is it too big to fail?


New era in air? He said it

Yep. It was Curtis LeMay, in a memo in September 1946.

A United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) supporter holdin a cap with an eurosceptic's slogan as he takes part in a demonstration outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on October 24, 2011, the day that Parliament votes on whether to hold a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union. David Cameron faced the biggest rebellion of his premiership today as eurosceptic backbenchers in his Conservative Party vowed to defy orders and vote for a referendum on Britain's EU membership.   AFP PHOTO/ CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)

Divided We Brexit

The infighting over who will be the official voice of the British campaign to leave Europe isn't just about the referendum. It's about what comes afterwards.

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