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Signing Off

In August, 2007, I moved from Brooklyn to Washington for what was supposed to be a four-month internship at Foreign Policy. When I wrote my ...

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The Raghuram Rajan FP Reading List

Raghuram Rajan, a former IMF chief economist and former University of Chicago professor, has just been tapped to head the Reserve Bank of India. Rajan ...

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Globalization Leading to More Restrictions on Religion?

In a report last year, the Pew Research Center noted a marked increase in legal restrictions on the practice of religion around the world. The ...

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Is the Airport Transit Lounge Really a Geopolitical Black Hole?

Edward Snowden has now been granted temporary asylum in Russia for one year, ending his 39-day stay in the transit lounge Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport. The ...

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Living Without a Country

The philosopher Ernest Gellner once wrote that in modern society, "A man must have a nationality as he must have a nose and two years; ...

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Do Dictators Mellow With Age?

Tomorrow, Robert Mugabe will attempt to win reelection for yet another five-year term as president of Zimbabwe. Though he's seemed impressively spry on the campaign ...

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Cultural Assimilation Through Yellow Cards

Researchers from the Catholic Univeristy of Leuven in Belgium looked at data from the English Premier League -- the soccer league with the highest number ...

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What Can Medieval Irish Chronicles Tell us About Climate Change?

Medieval Irish scholars: What can't they do for us? Having already "saved civilization," they're now providing important insights into how geological activity can cause weather ...

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Technically, the Sun Still Never Sets Over the British Empire

Despite all the pageantry of the last two days, it is a truth universally acknowledged that the British Empire ain't what it used to be. ...

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The World’s Oldest Words?

If you could time travel back to the last Ice Age, would you be able to speak with any of your distant ancestors? Well you ...

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