War

Putin's War in Crimea Could Soon Spread to Eastern Ukraine

And nobody—not the U.S., not NATO—can stop him

And nobody–not the U.S., not NATO–can stop him.

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Now is an excellent time to start a debate about whether the U.S. should be attacking and invading other countries at all.

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The War on Bread

How the Syrian regime is using starvation as a weapon

On June 16, 2012, a collection of videos from Syria were posted to YouTube. In them, a shaky cell phone camera pans across the inside of a bakery in Farhaniyeh, a village in the province of Homs. Plump white rolls of risen dough seem to glow in the dim interior. More dough sits in a mixer. Birds chirp outside.

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How many biscuits did it take to beat Napoleon? 83,428.

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What Can 1914 Tell Us About 2014?

The disturbing parallels between pre-WWI and today

Old world decline, rogue empires, killing for God—looking at 1914, we can discover that there are many uncomfortable parallels with our own time.

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The ethnic cleansing in Burma's northwest has followed a jerky rhythm, coming in fits and starts since the first Buddhist-on-Muslim attacks in the middle of 2012. I visited the area for an article in the current issue of the magazine, and found it in a dangerous lull, with many Burmese Buddhists thrilled by the prospect of driving out the remaining Muslims and killing those who resisted.

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A top middle east expert on just how much sway we have left

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An anthropologist studies Afghan hearts and minds, and finds something disturbing.

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As a security deal between the U.S. and Afghanistan stalls, this is what the future looks like.

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Sebastiano Tomada Piccolomini's photos of the men who will take over a war 

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