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The Murder Capital of the World Won't Debate Gun Control
Honduras has a gun problem, but its presidential candidates won't discuss it
November 19, 2013

It's election season in the murder capital of the world. And presidential candidates won't even discuss guns.

The Reporters Covering Morsi's Trial Are Calling for His Death. Huh?
November 15, 2013

“Therefore we hope that ... the maximum penalty will be applied, death by hanging, in the hope that this judgment will be carried out on the walls of the Itahadeya presidential palace in the same place that al-Husseini Abu Deif was martyred.”

One Man, 1.7 Million Square Meters
My day in the world's biggest building—a Chinese mall you've never heard of
November 06, 2013

The slogan of the New Century Global Center, the recently completed largest building in the world by floor space, sounds at first like a Chinglish-y misfire: “The One of Everything.” But as I spent a day wandering around the structure, located in Che

The Betrayal of Angela Merkel
She loved America more than any other European leader. So why did the NSA target her?
November 02, 2013

Angela Merkel loved America from pretty much the day she was born. The NSA may have ended that.

"Israel Doesn’t Need America on D-Day"
A leading voice of restraint is starting to worry about Iran
October 23, 2013

"I supported [Netanyahu and Barak] on the notion that if we come to the fork in the road [on Iran], where we have to choose between very tough alternatives—the ‘bomb’ or the ‘bombing’—I’m with the prime minister, for the bombing,” former Israeli defe

The Story of an Israeli Paratrooper Who Reunited Jerusalem and Divided a Nation
October 21, 2013

Forty years ago this month, at the end of the Yom Kippur War, Israel found itself in a precarious position, confronting increasing Arab strength and hostilities from countries from afar.

The Yom Kippur War Was 40 Years Ago. Everything You Thought You Knew About It Is Wrong.
October 15, 2013

Egyptians marked the fortieth anniversary of their army's putative triumph over Israel by bloodying one another in Tahrir Square. Syrians, too, commemorated the date with internecine violence.

Infinite Delay: The Last Days of Nelson Mandela
October 11, 2013

This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com.

Syria Offline
These charts should give pause to any dictator considering an Internet blackout
October 10, 2013

The Syrian city of Aleppo briefly regained access to the Internet yesterday, ending an information blackout that lasted well over a month.

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