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A Moral Tipping Point
Bernard-Henri Lévy on the unsettling implications of Gaddafi’s gory end.
Black and White in Libya
What will happen when the honeymoon ends?
France's Bitter Family Feud
The scandals of L’Oréal heiress Liliane Bettencourt have shaken the French state and its president to the core.
For King or for Country?
As opposition groups in Jordan ask for more reforms, the country’s prime minister–designate will need to walk a careful line.
Libya: Gaddafi's Reign of Terror
A journalist's account of life in Libya, a land haunted by the ghosts of Gaddafi's reign of terror.
South Korea is the most-wired country in the world—and online games are the new drug of choice for its youth.
Iran’s Shadowy Assassins
The Revolutionary Guard unit behind Iran’s alleged plot to snuff the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S.
Pirates In Paradise
Somalia’s deadly chaos is spreading across the border into Kenya. Margot Kiser reports.
Why is Europe Greener Than the U.S.?
What makes European companies care about sustainability? Regulation, says Heather Lang
What's a Prisoner Worth?
Last week, Israel agreed to trade 1,000 Palestinian prisoners to recover one captured soldier. Here’s how that rates among other famous exchanges.
Intolerant Arab Spring
Will the Copts, and other religious minorities, be safe in the new Middle East?
Argentina’s Teflon Lady
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is set to sweep the polls for four more years as president.
Their Man in Washington
Pakistan’s Ambassador Husain Haqqani is the diplomat who must get America and Pakistan to see eye-to-eye.
To Be, or Not To Be, Leftist
As the continent’s governments drift to the center-right, Denmark is a liberal holdout—on paper, at least.
The Clasp of Civilizations
A subversive reimagining of three European masterpieces.
Life After Zero Hour
In the wake of Japan’s nuclear meltdown, Newsweek traveled to the country’s most radioactive village.
Amid institutional failure and economic stagnation, a once-proud Italy finds itself almost prostrate.
The Waste Land
Thousands have died, and many thousands more may perish, as famine and drought devastate Africa’s horn.
Shades of Stalin
The trial of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko evokes the dark days of the Soviet Union, writes Khrushchev’s great-granddaughter.
Oz the Wizard
A consummate Sabra’s latest work explores small-town life—with a distinctly Israeli backdrop.
The City: Gjirokastër
Ismail Kadare is haunted by the medieval Albanian city of his youth.
Twenty years after the Clarence Thomas hearings, Anita Hill isn't giving an inch.
Jon Stewart, Live at the USO
How America's most scathing liberal war critic ended up at the bedside of wounded warriors—and as outraged as ever.
Colin Thubron on Istanbul
Colin Thubron reflects on a place where empires flourish and crumble.
Chile’s youthful revolutionary leader is rattling a nation—and a continent—as she champions education reform.
Come On in, the Water’s Fine
Never mind the beheadings, the kidnappings, the mass graves. Mexico wants its tourists back.
A Dream For My Daughter
Where the explosions she hears are fireworks, not gunfire. By Nadia Al Sakkaf
Interview: Steve Inskeep
The NPR 'Morning Edition' host talks about Pakistan and why some people might find him annoying.
10 Years of Afghan War: How the Taliban Go On
Afghanistan: Ten years of war in a land where your enemy will fight you forever.