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The Cult of Modi

How India’s prime minister dismantled the world’s largest democratic experiment.

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Police detain protesters in Moscow.

Why Isn’t Russia a Democracy?

The country wasn’t preordained to despotism or a clash with the West.

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John Kennedy Talking with Adlai Stevenson

How JFK Sacrificed Adlai Stevenson and the Lessons of the Cuban Missile Crisis

The standoff 60 years ago has newfound relevance as Russian President Vladimir Putin threatens to deploy nukes in Ukraine.

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In this photograph taken on November 6, 2015, Indian Khasi tribal villagers collect herbs in a field in the village of Nongtraw in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya.   Nongtraw, a village in Meghalaya with stunning mountain views and only around 200 inhabitants, is on the front line of the battle to preserve regional food varieties.The campaign began five years ago when the villagers, who belong to the matrilineal Khasi tribe, became concerned that the cultivation of the nutritious local staple millet was dying out. AFP PHOTO/Biju BORO / AFP / BIJU BORO        (Photo credit should read BIJU BORO/AFP via Getty Images)
To go with 'India-Food-Organic-Lifestyle' FEATURE by Etienne Fontaine In this photograph taken on November 6, 2015, Indian Khasi tribal villagers collect herbs in a field in the village of Nongtraw in the north-eastern state of Meghalaya. Nongtraw, a village in Meghalaya with stunning mountain views and only around 200 inhabitants, is on the front line of the battle to preserve regional food varieties.The campaign began five years ago when the villagers, who belong to the matrilineal Khasi tribe, became concerned that the cultivation of the nutritious local staple millet was dying out. AFP PHOTO/Biju BORO / AFP / BIJU BORO (Photo credit should read BIJU BORO/AFP via Getty Images)

The Ancient Super Grain That Could Help Feed the World

Once headed for extinction, millet is now being recognized as a solution to global food problems.

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illustration of food and transportation

The Solution to the Global Food Crisis Isn’t More Food

There’s plenty to go around, but it’s going to the wrong places.

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The 1970s Weren’t What You Think

Yes, fiscal and monetary policy seemed stuck for too long in expansionary mode. But the era also saw the rebalancing of the world economy.

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Does Putin’s War Mark a New Period in History?

It has been only two years since the start of another world crisis thought to mark a new era.

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How Beijing Sees Biden

For decades, Chinese leaders thought they knew the man who would become America’s 46th president. But he was changing all along.

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The Dangers of China’s Decline

As China’s economic miracle fades, its leaders may become more inclined to take risks.

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What Exactly Is America’s China Policy?

The United States needs to right-size the China threat to know how to counter it.

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A destroyed building in Ukraine

Ukraine’s War Has Already Changed the World’s Economy

Global economics will never be the same—but not in the ways you might think.

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The Intellectual Catastrophe of Vladimir Putin

The meaning of Russia’s war in Ukraine is its own national weakness.

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A climate change protester in New York

The Way We Talk About Climate Change Is Wrong

The language of “sacrifice” reveals we’re stuck in a colonial mindset.

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Mario Mario Draghi speaks at a press conference in Frankfurt.

Mario Draghi Doesn’t Have ‘Whatever It Takes’ Anymore

Whether as Italy’s prime minister or its president, he may not have the solution to Italy’s problems.

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BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - JULY 15: EU Commissioner for European Green Deal - First Vice President and Executive Vice President Frans Timmermans talks to to media in the Berlaymont building, the EU Commission headquarter on July 15, 2021 in Brussels, Belgium. EU Commissioners talked about making transport greener. (Photo by Thierry Monasse/Getty Images)

Europe’s Top Climate Negotiator on the Road After COP27

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Reporters’ Notebook — Winter and the War

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