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Beauty and the Beast

A sex symbol takes on a mullah in Pakistan's national elections

A sex symbol takes on a mullah in Pakistan's national elections.

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Subu Must Die

How a nation of junkies went cold turkey

What Georgia can teach us about the war on drugs.

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Foreigners in Their Own Land

Will Monday's anti-Putin protest in Moscow revive the movement?

Will Monday's Anti-Putin Protest in Moscow Revive the Movement?

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Why Chemical Weapons Matter

The realist case for punishing Syria is just as strong as the moral one

The realist case for punishing Syria is just as strong as the moral one.

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A Brief History of 'Bags of Cash'

The CIA's Afghanistan bribes join a long and storied genre

The CIA's Afghanistan bribes join a long and storied genre.

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Obama's Strange Silence on Syria

Even before chemical weapons were used, there was a refugee crisis. Why won't the president act?

There's a refugee crisis. And now, chemical weapons have been used. When will the president act?

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The Brazen Bibliophiles of Timbuktu

How a team of sneaky librarians duped Al Qaeda

How a team of sneaky librarians duped Al Qaeda

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Let Them Eat Kebabs

Why Asma Al Assad is the perfect dictator’s wife for the twenty-first century

Why Asma Al Assad is the perfect dictator’s wife for the 21st century.

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The Murky Morality of the Magnitsky List

Should the U.S. ban Russians implicated in Sergei Magnitsky's death?

Should the U.S. ban the entry of Russians implicated in Sergei Magnitsky's death?

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CARACAS, Venezuela — The late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez always had superb political timing. His initial election in 1998 coincided with the lowest oil prices in decades, and he rode a steady rise in prices to a nearly impregnable, petrodollar-fueled reign of power. Although oil prices tumbled in the wake of the global financial crisis in 2008 and 2009, they reversed course in time for his October 2012 reelection.

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