This Debate Has Been Redacted

A new report details the awful civilian casualties inflicted by American drones, but the arguments over the weapons' use have begun to feel grimly familiar.

The Littlest Boy

Twenty years after Hiroshima, elite American troops trained to stop a Soviet invasion -- with nuclear weapons strapped to their backs.

Illustration by Matthew Hollister

The Longitude of Latitude

Could rising temperatures hurt democracy?

Illustration by Matthew Hollister

Leftists for Life

Why the Great Recession's "lost generation" may be lost to the right wing -- forever.

Photos, left to right: Courtesy of the Reagan Library; Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images

Course Correction

Dealing with dictators cost the U.S. its soul. Now it's time to atone.

Photo: Jonathan Bloom

Closing the Books

Should the world's "last Nazi hunter" give up the chase?


Lethal Autonomy: A Short History

How killer robots became more than just scary science fiction.

Illustration by Matthew Hollister

Stockholm’s Singles Syndrome

Why the unmarried and childless are singing the welfare state blues.

Our Man in Africa

America championed a bloodthirsty torturer to fight the original war on terror. Now, he is finally being brought to justice.

The Disappeared

Reporting and surviving a war with no rules.

Ted Alibe/AFP/Getty Images

Roiling the Waters

Why the United States needs to stop playing peacemaker and start making China feel uncomfortable.

Illustration by Robert Ball

Epiphanies from Kevin Rudd

Australia's former prime minister on tensions in the Pacific, China's leadership, and the language of diplomacy.

Illustration by David Plunkert

Marx Is Back

The global working class is starting to unite -- and that's a good thing.

Photos, top to bottom: VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images; MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images; MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images; VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images; World War II-era posters discouraging soldiers from purchasing sex; Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/GettyImages

Think Again: Prostitution

Why zero tolerance makes for bad policy on world's oldest profession.

Illustration by Jon Han

The Islamic Republic of Baby-Making

How the supreme leader's revolutionary acceptance of 
cutting-edge fertility treatments 
is changing lives in Iran -- and unsettling the deeply conservative 
Sunni Middle East.

Alex Wong/Getty Images

Trial by Fire

What crises lie in wait for Janet Yellen?

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