Foreign Policy

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Steamrolled

One of Europe’s poorest countries wanted a road, so U.S. mega-contractor Bechtel sold it a $1.3 billion highway, with the backing of a powerful American ambassador. Funny thing is, the highway is barely being used—and the ambassador is now working for Bechtel.

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The Social Laboratory

On Singapore’s attempt to create a more harmonious society using mass surveillance and data analysis.

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'On Va Tuer Les Demons' ('We Will Kill the Demons')

On children accused of sorcery in Congo.

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The Disappeared

On the increasingly dangerous situation for journalists in Syria.

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Our Man in Africa

Decades later, U.S.-backed dictator Hissène Habré faces justice.

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Vanished

Seventeen-year-old Israel Arenas Durán disappeared after being arrested near his home in Nuevo León. He is one of more than 25,000 who have gone missing in Mexico since 2006.

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Stuxnet's Secret Twin

A technical explanation of the real program to sabotage Iran’s nuclear facilities.

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The Seduction of George W. Bush

President Bush’s strange friendship with Vladimir Putin.

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The Inside Story of Russia's Fight to Keep the U.N. Corrupt

How Russia consistently undermines the U.N. in order to keep a multi-billion dollar monopoly on the sales of helicopters and airplanes.

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The Driver

On Hezbollah leader Imad Mughniyeh, “the world’s most wanted terrorist not named Osama bin Laden,” whose death five years ago remains a mystery.

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In the Time of Cholera

The U.N.’s role in creating an epidemic in Haiti.

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