A few too many years under the Deutsche Demokratische Republik can wreak havoc on a moral compass.
How the slave trade patterns of centuries ago are still shaping African marriages today.
The Nigerian-American novelist discusses the pitfalls of hashtag activism, the destructiveness of U.S. foreign policy, and that time he dreamed about meeting Obama at a Brooklyn house party.
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Haunting portraits of the victims of America’s drone war in Pakistan.
A new generation of architects is using rail lines, shopping centers, and football
fields to keep the peace from Belfast to Baghdad.
Only days ago the Pentagon was saying
that this small Syrian city might fall to the Islamic State. Now it's pulling out all the stops to save Kobani.
How long can Iraq’s besieged forces hold out against the Islamic State?
This might be the golden age of vice, but people are getting richer, freer, and more connected every day.
A smaller atomic arsenal isn't just wishful thinking -- it's bad strategy.
A Syrian-American writer finds her voice, with help from Libya's most famous novelist.
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