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Iran’s Deadly Puppet Master

Gen. Stanley McChrystal explains exactly why Qassem Suleimani is so dangerous.

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India’s Digital Dreamer

Mukesh Ambani is betting on a smartphone revolution—and spending big money to make it happen.

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Prevention Is the Best Medicine

From the United States to Africa, Mary-Claire King has revolutionized the fight against breast cancer—again and again.

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Love After an Apocalypse

Holocaust survivor Marceline Loridan-Ivens never stopped grappling with loss—or fighting to live.

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To Infinity and Beyond

Stephen Hawking’s insights about the universe were profound—but his insights into humanity were even more important.

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The Arms Control Believer

Lassina Zerbo isn’t letting the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty go.

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The Return of the Pentagon’s Yoda

Can Andrew Marshall, the U.S. military’s longtime oracle, still predict the future?

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Europe’s Donald Can Fight Dirty, Too

Donald Tusk is the mild-mannered president of a quiet EU institution—and the West’s loudest voice against populism.

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Those Who Dare to Bare Their Hair

Masih Alinejad is helping Iranian women challenge the regime — one hijab at a time.

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Trump’s Man in Moscow

Most of Washington is scared to meet with Russians. Jon Huntsman wants to meet as many as possible.

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Candidate Haley

The portrait that emerges is of a retail politician turning U.N. diplomacy into a ticket to the White House.


A Verdict on Change

This ambitious young judge wants to change Tunisia’s justice system. But he still has to type out his own verdicts.


The Storyteller

Shukrii Mabkhout is not just a novelist — he's the biographer of modern Tunisia.


Missing the Old Days

Tunisia is a democracy. Here’s a man who still mourns for the old regime.

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The World’s Most Famous Dissident Journalist Returns to the Fight

Azerbaijan’s authoritarian rulers defamed, threatened, and jailed their country’s most stubborn journalist. But Khadija Ismayilova doesn’t know when to quit.

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