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The Decline of Violence
The world is becoming safer. But why?
The Battle for Syria’s Hearts and Minds—and Ears
Can radio turn the tide in Syria? Meet the intrepid reporters who are betting their lives on it.
The Puny Superpower
America’s role in the world is steadily shrinking—and that’s nothing to celebrate.
From Professor to Savior
Can Raghuram Rajan rescue India’s economy?
A British parliamentarian accuses Moscow of diplomatic shenanigans and bigotry.
The Italian Idol
Forget about age, baldness, or any lines on his face—actor Toni Servillo is adored, admired, and desired.
Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest.
The Content of Its Character
Europe must embrace multiculturalism if it wants to be strong.
Eternal Sunshine of a Mouse’s Mind
Now that memories can be manipulated, we must remember to stop and think first.
Trees of Life
Landscape architecture on a grand scale is essential for our survival.
Paranoids Have Enemies, Too
How our delusions change with new technologies.
Go Big or Stay Home
On Syria, there aren’t many good options. But the president has chosen the worst of them all.
Too Radical for the Taliban
A high-level fighter accuses his fellow militants of going soft—and engineers a schism that could have major consequences for Afghanistan.
A Living Soviet Museum
Welcome to Transnistria, the place that time forgot.
The Unknown Nazi Hunter
Even his closest relatives didn’t know that Hanns Alexander tracked down some of history’s most notorious war criminals.
In a remote corner of the world, an American lieutenant colonel is helping with the construction of a high-tech laboratory to study and prevent the spread of anthrax and the plague.
Sinking New Roots
How refugees dig into life in a foreign land.
Tzipi Livni still thinks peace is possible in Israel and Palestine. She’s about to get her chance to prove it.
Zanzibar, once famed for its palm trees and attractive beaches, is becoming known for radicalism, religious violence, and, most recently, a shocking acid attack.
A Peace Plan With Peril
In Colombia, the president lost his popularity after he sought to end a 50-year insurgency.
When the Eggheads Went to War
An innovative program sought to transform the Army from within. Then reality intervened.
Trading Modernist for McMansion
Los Angeles’s architectural gems are being endangered by a hot real estate market—and a decidedly Beverly Hills aesthetic.
The Quiet General
What does Egypt's ruler want?
The Candidate of Change
Will the Middle East’s gayest city elect a gay mayor?
When Child Soldiers Grow Up
A generation of girls fought in Liberia’s brutal wars. What they tell their own children about the past will inform the country’s future.
An ingenious proposal from the archbishop of Canterbury.
Like father ...
Will Silvio Berlusconi’s daughter take up his mantle?
Baghdad’s Man Inside the Beltway
Iraq’s new ambassador to the U.S. has a tough task ahead: persuading Americans that what his country needs is more weapons.
The Big Melt
Prepare now for the great thaw.
How soccer can light the world.