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Freelance imperialists in the 1800s left behind weak institutions and racist legacies.
The world’s newest security partnership is a window into how the world works—and the unpredictable places it’s heading.
Social scientists helped win World War II by judging enemy morale. But in Afghanistan, the U.S. kept getting it wrong.
Authoritarian regimes in Moscow and Minsk are aiding Iraqis and Afghans in order to sow chaos and domestic discord in Eastern European countries.
In countries around the world, progress defies the backlash.
Advocates for gender equality in Latin America are making gains, but an epidemic of violence overshadows their progress.
While Western activists defend the right of Muslims to wear the veil, Iranian women are fighting for a bigger cause: choice.