World

This Tiny Pacific Island Nation Just Gave Russia a Big Bruise
April 02, 2014

Tuvalu (pop. 10,782) has turned its back on big bad Vladimir Putin.

This Former Johns Hopkins Professor Could Be Afghanistan's Next President
And his running mate is a brutal warlord
March 27, 2014

And he's willing to do whatever it takes—starting with his warlord running mate.

The Next Arab-Israeli War Will Be Fought with Drones
Hezbollah, weaponized robots, and a future that's already here
March 26, 2014

Hezbollah, weaponized robots, DIY air forces: An unnerving look at the future of middle east conflicts

Chinese Citizens Are Fed Up With Flight 370 Censorship
And they're looking to the West for reliable information
March 20, 2014

And they're looking to the West for reliable information.

The Unwisdom of Crowds


Why people-powered revolutions are overrated
March 20, 2014

The crowd had its moment, and that moment has now passed.

'What Do I Do If I'm Ugly?'
Baidu's autofill reveals the soul of the average Chinese web surfer
March 13, 2014

"What do I do if I'm ugly?" and other press questions of the Chinese public. 

All the Immigrants in the World, in One Addictive Interactive Map
March 12, 2014

Can you guess which country has the most emigrants from America?

"Russia Is Repeating 1968"
A Pussy Riot founder on the occupation of Crimea—and the silence in Moscow
March 02, 2014

Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina on the occupation of Crimea—and the silence in Moscow

Russia's War in Crimea Could Have Happened 20 Years Ago, But Didn't. This Is What Changed
March 02, 2014

Western arrogance left Russia feeling humiliated—and led to the rise of Vladimir Putin.

Democracy in Venezuela Is a Myth
February 26, 2014

President Maduro is wrong. The country is closer to an autocracy.

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