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Smack Down

This year, Western troops will withdraw from Afghanistan after 13 years of war. Here’s what they leave behind
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The End of Putinomics

A dozen years of prosperity and stability have kept Russia’s leader wildly popular. Now his whole world is about to collapse.
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10 Wonders of Istanbul

Enjoy cocktails by one of history’s most important waterways and take in the magnificent sunsets of Turkey’s ancient metropolis.
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Holy Middle Class!

Moscow’s Gorky Park used to be a place to avoid. Now it’s a magnet for the Russian bourgeoisie.
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A Civil War Revived

Turkey’s prime minister promised peace with the country’s Kurdish separatists. A year later, violence between the two sides is worse than ever.

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