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Section: The Atlantic (USA)

    The Real Story of How America Became an Economic Superpower
    Dec24

    The Real Story of How America Became an Economic Superpower

    Very rarely, you read a book that inspires you to see a familiar story in an entirely different way. So it was with Adam Tooze’s astonishing economic history of World War II, The Wages of Destruction. And so it is again with his economic history of the First World War and its aftermath, The Deluge. They amount together to a new history of...

    Canada’s Foreign Minister: American Influence Will Make Cuba a Better Place
    Dec21

    Canada’s Foreign Minister: American Influence Will Make Cuba a Better Place

    President Obama is receiving sustained criticism from Republican senators, from conservative media and from many Cuban-Americans, for his efforts to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, and to bring about the eventual end of the U.S. economic embargo. But he has strong allies in Canada’s Conservative government, which has otherwise...

    How the World Changed in 2014
    Dec20

    How the World Changed in 2014

    This year shattered records from the number of billionaires to the number of refugees. It also happened to be the warmest year recorded and featured the highest-ever levels of wheat production and sales of industrial robots. The statistics below show how the world changed this year, in ways both big and small. 100-2oo percent: Increase in the...

    America’s $28-Billion Failure in Pakistan
    Dec19

    America’s $28-Billion Failure in Pakistan

    Since 2001, the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan’s army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed. First, the Bush administration heaped praise on former Pakistani President Pervez...

    Putin’s Popularity Is Stronger Than the Ruble
    Dec16

    Putin’s Popularity Is Stronger Than the Ruble

    There’s an old Russian proverb that goes, “The economy is a good servant, but a bad master.” Apparently, the saying doesn’t apply to Vladimir Putin. The Russian ruble is currently in the midst of an historic landslide; Russia’s central bank jacked interest rates up nearly seven points on Tuesday to counter the...

    The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2015
    Dec16

    The Global Conflicts to Watch in 2015

    Foreign policy often involves making difficult and debatable choices about which parts of the world matter more to a given country—and which, by extension, matter less. It’s about defining national interests and determining where those interests are most evident and endangered. This is why the United States has done far more to stop ISIS in...

    The Year in Drone Videos
    Dec08

    The Year in Drone Videos

    Drone photography came into its own this year. Quadcopters with cameras got better and cheaper, turning more people into drone hobbyists and professional aerial videographers. Drones were used for cityscapes, nature walks, concerts, real-estate listings, disaster surveys, Olympic sports—even self-portraiture, as selfies taken from the air became...

    ISIS, Ebola, and Putin: Old News?
    Dec06

    ISIS, Ebola, and Putin: Old News?

    The Ebola epidemic, ISIS’s ascent, and Vladimir Putin’s belligerence may be three of the most disruptive developments of 2014, but in 2015 they could all lose their potency. It’s hard to imagine such an outcome at the moment, of course, but then again most big news stories are devilishly difficult to predict. It is always...

    The AK-47 Softens Its Image
    Dec03

    The AK-47 Softens Its Image

    One of the most recognizable instruments of war is getting a makeover. Kalashnikov Concern, the company behind the ubiquitous AK-47 assault rife, unveiled a new corporate identity at a high-profile event in Moscow yesterday. A more stylized logo for the parent company was revealed, along with a somewhat Orwellian new marketing...

    The Skype Psychologist
    Dec03

    The Skype Psychologist

    As I prepare for my first session of the day, I settle down at my computer, log onto my Skype account, and review the completed questionnaire emailed to me by a prospective client. The hour ahead will be an initial consultation. It’s early morning in my time zone, late in the evening for him: Because of the time difference between Sydney,...

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