The Things They Carried: The Afghan Election Observer
What Afghanistan's international monitors pack for the most pivotal -- and dangerous -- political contest since 2001.
Puntland Is for Pirates
Why are convicted high-seas bandits being sent to the Somali region that profits from their crimes?
‘On Va Tuer Les Demons'(‘We Will Kill the Demons’)
Fear, faith, and the hunt for child sorcerers in Congo.
Al Qaeda Core: A Short History
How the franchise operations of the world's most infamous terrorist organization became more potent than the mothership.
As technological development shifts into hyperspeed, governments remain stuck in neutral.
Does the Academy Matter?
Do policymakers listen? Should you get a Ph.D.? And where are all the women?
Chinese rail is sprawling, modern, and elegant. It's also convoluted, corroding, and financially alarming. Wanna take a ride?
When No One’s Looking
Election monitors aren't stopping violence -- they're just making sure it happens before they get there.
The Slow Track to Happiness
Religion makes you poorer. It also makes you happier. If you think that's a contradiction, you're wrong.
Why more and more parents in poor countries are paying to send their kids to private school.