How the dream of the Euro became a nightmare.
Wednesday, January 12
Friday, January 7
Thursday, January 6
Last year, an Mossad hit squad traveled to Dubai to assassinate a Hamas leader. They completed their mission, but were later humiliated when a twenty-seven minute video of their movements was posted online. How their cover got blown.
Wednesday, January 5
A profile of Mitch Landrieu, the first white mayor of New Orleans in nearly 30 years–part of a larger post-Katrina trend in the city’s politics. “The elected leadership looks almost like a photo negative of the pre-Katrina government.”
Tuesday, January 4
Thursday, December 30
Inside Office 39, a state-run counterfeiting operation designed to keep Kim Jong-il flush.
Wednesday, December 29
Monday, December 27
Anatomy of an international incident; how three idealistic young American hikers wandered across the Kurdistan-Iran border and ended up in Iranian prison charged with spying.
Thursday, December 23
Putin, Medvedev, and how the Russian security agency FSB became the “new nobility.”
Tuesday, December 14
On a desolate, six-mile stretch of Indian beachfront, the bulk of the world’s big ships are dismantled for scrap. Though a ship is usually worth over $1 million in steel, the margins are low, the leftovers are toxic, and the labor—which employs huge numbers of India’s poor—is wildly dangerous.
Monday, November 29
The unedited transcript of an interview with Julian Assange for the cover story of Forbes’ December issue. His next target? A major U.S. bank.