World

Hell Is an Understatement
A report from the bloody, crumbling Central African Republic
April 30, 2014

We've seen this before: dead bodies on the side of the road. Stoned kids with huge guns. But damn us if we don't lift a finger for the Central African Republic.

Watch This Film About Belarus. It Shows Putin's Bleak Vision for Eastern Europe
April 20, 2014

“Belarus isn’t sexy. Sexy countries have oil, gas, diamonds, sea, mountains.” A woman named Yana is standing on a stage wearing a robe and a crown of flowers, surrounded by fellow actors and delivering a fiery speech in Russian.

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

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