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    The 27 Hugs You Meet in Rio
    Aug12

    The 27 Hugs You Meet in Rio

    There are many complaints you could make about the Olympics. The cost. The nationalism. The sometimes sexist media coverage. In the end, though, those objections tend to dissolve when met with one simple thing: the humanity the Olympics encourage.The Games, despite the world stage they are played on, are an intensely personal event for the...

    A Wild-Polio Outbreak in Nigeria
    Aug11

    A Wild-Polio Outbreak in Nigeria

    August 11, 2016, was supposed to be a historic day for the global effort to eradicate the polio virus. This Thursday would have marked two years since someone on the African continent last contracted the wild-polio virus.If the continent made it without a case for a third year, the World Health Organization could have certified it as polio-free,...

    The Atlantic Daily: Baltimore Police, Trump and Guns, the Meaning of War
    Aug11

    The Atlantic Daily: Baltimore Police, Trump and Guns, the Meaning of War

    What We’re FollowingBaltimore’s Abuses: The U.S. Department of Justice released a troubling report on the city’s police department, detailing widespread constitutional violations, routine use of excessive force, and arrests made for no reason at all—all of which show a pattern of discrimination against black citizens. Here are...

    The Time Is Ripe for Détente 2.0, Cont’d
    Aug10

    The Time Is Ripe for Détente 2.0, Cont’d

    In a letter to hello@theatlantic.com, Oana Lungescu, a spokesperson for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, responds to my essay advocating a “Detente 2.0” between the NATO alliance and Russia. Spokesperson Lungescu begins by countering a figure I cited: The United States does not “cover 72.2 percent of NATO’s budget.” This is a very...

    The Rio Olympics: A Crib Sheet
    Aug10

    The Rio Olympics: A Crib Sheet

    The most decorated athlete in Olympics history took home his 20th gold medal on Tuesday night. For America’s Michael Phelps, this isn’t just the latest victory in an extraordinary run, it’s also sweet, sweet payback for his silver-medal finish to South Africa’s Chad le Clos at the 2012 Games, and a possibly definitive...

    ‘We Have No Idea What War Is’
    Aug10

    ‘We Have No Idea What War Is’

    Just days after I interviewed the legal scholar Rosa Brooks about her book on her time as a civilian advisor in President Barack Obama’s Pentagon, the United States bombed Libya again. This was the third such strike in the U.S. campaign against ISIS there, but this time, Reuters reported, U.S. officials said it “marked the start of a...

    The Audacious Plan to Save This Man’s Life by Transplanting His Head
    Aug09

    The Audacious Plan to Save This Man’s Life by Transplanting His Head

    Like a little white Lazarus with red eyes, the paralyzed mouse was walking again.A few days earlier, the mouse had been sprawled on an operating table while two Chinese graduate students peered through a microscope and operated on its spine. With a tiny pair of scissors, they removed the top half of a fingernail-thin vertebra, exposing a gleaming...

    The Time is Ripe for Détente, 2.0
    Aug08

    The Time is Ripe for Détente, 2.0

    On July 20, Donald Trump shocked the Western politico-military establishment when he told The New York Times that the United States would protect Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, the three formerly Soviet Baltic countries that joined NATO in 2004, from a Russian attack only if they have “fulfilled their obligations to us.” In one fell stroke,...

    Trump Time Capsule #71: Someone’s Lying About the GOP Platform on Ukraine
    Aug06

    Trump Time Capsule #71: Someone’s Lying About the GOP Platform on Ukraine

    Let’s take this in sequence, because each step matters.1. Two weeks ago at the GOP convention in Cleveland, the Republican platform was altered to remove any reference to arming Ukraine in its struggles against Russia (which seized Crimea from Ukraine two years ago).2. This was notable in its own right, as a departure from a bipartisan...

    Trump Time Capsule #70: ‘An Unwitting Agent of the Russian Federation’
    Aug05

    Trump Time Capsule #70: ‘An Unwitting Agent of the Russian Federation’

    I first met Michael Morell more than 25 years ago, when he was a young economic analyst for the CIA and I had returned from several years in Japan. It was at an unclassified meeting about economic trends in Asia. (As a reporter working overseas, you routinely meet or interview analysts from various countries’ intelligence services. Usually...

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