Friday, August 8

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How Libya Blew Billions and Its Best Chance at Democracy

Following Muammar Qaddafi’s death in 2011, Libya had hundreds of billions of dollars. This is the story of how it was erased.

Previously: David Samuels on the Longform Podcast.

Thursday, August 7

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While The World Watched

The World Cup and Argentina’s “Dirty War.”

Friday, July 25

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"Then I Saw Them Everywhere. Children’s Belongings Were Everywhere.”

How the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 rippled around the world, from the the battlefield of Ukraine to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to the White House.

Thursday, July 17

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The Forgotten Internment

During World War II, the indigenous Aleut people were forced into camps. 10% died.

Wednesday, July 16

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Interview: I Was A Separatist Fighter In Ukraine

A conversation with one of Russia’s “little green men”: a 24-year-old recruited to fight in Eastern Ukraine.

Sunday, July 6

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In NSA Net, Ordinary Web Users Eclipse Legal Targets

In the latest revelation from Edward Snowden, the U.S. government is shown to collect and retain massive amounts of data on nearly 900,000 people with the most minimal of connections to official NSA targets. The collected information tells our “stories of love and heartbreak, illicit sexual liaisons, mental-health crises, political and religious conversions, financial anxieties and disappointed hopes.”

Tuesday, July 1

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How Did Michael Strange Really Die in Afghanistan?

A grieving father looks for answers.

Saturday, June 14

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Can General Linder’s Special Operations Forces Stop the Next Terrorist Threat?

How America is trying to fight terrorism in Africa without doing any of the actual fighting.

Saturday, May 31

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The Killer Elite

Published across three consecutive issues and later adapted into the book (and mini-series) Generation Kill, the story of bullets, bombs and a Marine platoon at war in Iraq.

Previously: Evan Wright on the Longform Podcast.

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The Killer Elite

Published across three consecutive issues and later adapted into the book (and mini-series) Generation Kill, the story of bullets, bombs and a Marine platoon at war in Iraq.

Previously: Evan Wright on the Longform Podcast.

Friday, May 30

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Life in the Valley of Death

The Srebrenica massacre, almost 20 years later.

Thursday, May 22

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