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A Korean Hallyu Threatens American Cultural Dominance
The Korean wave has only picked up momentum since the late 1990s, and its influence is impressive.
An American in Paris: Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attack
Caught in Paris during the Charlie Hebdo tragedy, an American searches for free speech in France.
Breaking Down the New Xenophobic Movement in Germany
Thousands of Germans are now backing an anti-immigration movement. What was the straw that broke the quintessentially tolerant country’s back?
They Steal Babies, Don't They? Adoption Investigation
Ethiopia, the Hague, and the rise and fall of international adoption. An exclusive investigation of internal U.S. State Department documents describing how humanitarian adoptions metastasized into a mini-industry shot through with fraud, becoming a source of income for unscrupulous orphanages, government officials, and shady operators—and was then reined back in through diplomacy, regulation, and a brand-new federal law.
As the Russian Hercules, Vladimir Putin Tames the Cretan Bull
We can better understand Russia’s president, including his foreign policy in Crimea, by looking at how he uses art, opera, and holiday pageantry to assert his connection to the Tsars.
What a Violence Expert Can Tell Us About Ebola
An infectious disease expert who specializes in violence reduction explains why the Ebola outbreak is not unlike gun violence. With the right tactics, both can be stopped—but without intervention, they can feed off each other.
Understanding ISIL Messaging Through Behavioral Science
By generating propaganda that taps into individuals’ emotional and cognitive states, ISIL is better able motivate people to join their jihad.
What Americans Can Learn From a Vial of Tibetan Spit
Living high in the mountains for thousands of years, Tibetans have developed distinct biological traits that could benefit all of us, but translating medical science across cultures is always a tricky business.
Ending the Sale of All Ivory Is the Only Way to Save Elephants
Populations of Africa’s forest and savannah elephants continue to decline precipitously, leading conservationists to call for more extreme measures.