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    An Ambiguous Victory for Gay Rights in Europe
    Jul24

    An Ambiguous Victory for Gay Rights in Europe

    The scene in front of Rome’s Colosseum at the city’s gay-pride parade in 2013 (Max Rossi / Reuters) L’amore vince. Sort of. This week, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled in the case of Oliari and Others v. Italy that Italy is obligated to legally recognize and protect same-sex unions. The judgment is an exciting...

    How to Disappear a Country
    Jul21

    How to Disappear a Country

    A flag of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic flies behind a statue of Lenin. (Maxim Zmeyev / Reuters) DONETSK, Ukraine—Deep in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on Ukraine’s eastern fringe, crumbling statues of Lenin were guarding a century-old coal mine, testifying to a former master who had begun...

    The Confused Person’s Guide to the Iran Deal
    Jul20

    The Confused Person’s Guide to the Iran Deal

    The 12 steps should be self-evident, but please consult the Arab Street for further information. (Karl Sharro / Institute of Internet Diagrams) In recent days, some Arab leaders have warned darkly about the consequences of the new nuclear agreement with Iran. But how controversial is the deal in Arab countries, really? How do Arabs feel? As ever...

    Denying Genocide in the Face of Science
    Jul17

    Denying Genocide in the Face of Science

    Women mourn at the gravesite of a relative killed in the Srebrenica massacre. (Dado Ruvic / Reuters) SREBRENICA, Bosnia—Scientific advances in DNA identification over the past 15 years have helped war-crimes investigators document, to an unprecedented extent, the massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys around this town in 1995. Yet even as...

    What Anger Over the Iran Deal Is Really About
    Jul14

    What Anger Over the Iran Deal Is Really About

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna, Austria (Carlos Barria / AP) “Mankind faces a crossroads,” declared Woody Allen. “One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.” The point is simple: In life, what matters most...

    Haiti’s Unstoppable Outbreak
    Jul12

    Haiti’s Unstoppable Outbreak

    Parkin Parkin / Mosaic In early February, when Jenniflore Abelard arrived at her parents’ house high in the hills of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, her father Johnson was home. (Some names have been changed to protect the privacy of patients and family members.) He was lying in the yard, under a tree, vomiting. When Jenniflore spoke to him, his...

    How Greece Became European
    Jul07

    How Greece Became European

    The School of Athens (Raphael / Public domain) Greece is the cradle of European civilization, but is it even in Europe? The answer might seem obvious: The country is on the European landmass, of course, and it’s part of the European Union—for now at least. But the question has been fraught, and the answers have been unstable, contingent,...

    The Best Way to Day-Drink Is With Low-Alcohol Brews
    Jul02

    The Best Way to Day-Drink Is With Low-Alcohol Brews

    Nguyen Huy Kham / Reuters “Beer,” writes the Egyptologist Wolfgang Helck, “could easily have been discovered by chance.” The Babylonians and ancient Egyptians didn’t have microbrewing supplies, but they had grains—grains that would, from time to time, get wet, interact with airborne yeasts, and voila, a brewski was born. That’s...

    How to Write About World War III
    Jun30

    How to Write About World War III

    A Chinese ship steams through the southern Indian Ocean. (Greg Wood / Reuters) One of us first fought World War III from the backseat of a station wagon headed toward Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. For the other, it was at an island cabin on the Puget Sound waters of Washington state. We wouldn’t meet for another couple decades, but like...

    Forgetting Afghanistan
    Jun24

    Forgetting Afghanistan

    Carlos Barria / Reuters Since publishing a book on America’s age of unwinnable conflicts a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been asked hundreds of questions about topics ranging from ISIS to Ukraine, from the military-industrial complex to reinstating the draft. But I can’t recall a single person asking me about the war in Afghanistan....

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