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French Foreign Minister
Undiplomatic top diplomat.
The Taliban’s New Strategy
The guerrillas use teams of young techies to attack Afghan cities.
Turn On The Lights—Please
A message from Bjørn Lomborg to organizers of the Rio+20 environmental summit: poverty pollutes.
Life After A Warlord
As Charles Taylor awaits sentencing, his ex-wife and Liberia are quietly moving on.
Tel Aviv's Dynamic Life Cycle
Etgar Keret on a beguiling bubble in Israel.
Meet Igor the Tank Engineer
Who needs the urban elites when you have Russia’s heartland?
The cofounder of PayPal shoots for the stars.
London’s Last Waltz
With Europe on the brink, the U.K. faces its own crises.
Will the Euro Zone Go Up in Smoke?
A new French president and Greek drama are fanning the flames of crisis.
Banana Wars and Chaste Cheerleaders
A Villain Worthy of Shakespeare
Russia’s underground theater takes on Putin.
The Flame-Haired Martyr
Rebekah Brooks’s strategy of victimhood.
The French Connection
Their teacher tried to tell them they were headed for trouble, but high on risk and volatility, the Quants of France didn’t listen.
Let the Games Begone
Sochi, the site for the 2014 winter Olympics, just happens to be where the Russians dispossessed an entire nation exactly 150 years earlier. the survivors’ descendants say it was genocide—and now they’re demanding justice.
The absence of Venezuela’s leader spawns cannibalistic power grabs in Caracas. Kansas it ain’t.
The Irresistible Islamist
Dan Ephron on Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, who may be Egypt’s next president.
Yousaf Raza Gilani
The Supreme Court calls for an “Arab Spring” uprising.
The Lost Children of Nuba
A refugee camp in South Sudan overflows with orphans fleeing bombs and starvation.
Brothers In Arms
Meet the family leading Russia’s opposition.
The Body Bomb Menace
Forget underpants. Al Qaeda’s diabolical new plan.
The European Farce
Will the continent act to avert an economic cataclysm?
Innumerate Indians, Irreverent Thais
The true story of a dissident’s life–and daring escape.
Bolshie Bolivia, Truculent Turkey
The City: Bangalore
Girish Karnad on an Indian city that has traded coherence for wealth.
Bradley Manning for President?
The accused Wikileaker’s political plans.
America's Next Most Wanted
A year after the Abbottabad raid, al Qaeda's mastermind is still loose. Bin Laden's death has only made the hunt harder.
African Game Change
A continent primed for economic takeoff.
Boris Johnson: Beyond London
The mayor has big ambitions. That’s what worries Tory leaders.