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The Mystery of ISIS

How a tattooed video store clerk with a history of drinking and drug use ended up at an Islamic self-help class leading to the birth of ISIS.


Interview with US Defense Attorney Turned Tijuana Narcojunior

An interview with a Mexican-born American attorney who defended and eventually smuggled for the cartels in the ’90s.


Me & My Monkey

Confessions of a white-collar dope fiend.


Crushing Debt Drove Me to Kosovo — And Then to Iraq

On working in a war zone to pay the bills.


The war in Chechnya: Diary of a Spetsnaz

The excerpts from a diary of an anonymous Russian special-forces officer who served twenty tours of duty in Chechnya during the Second Chechen War (1999-2009). He tells of torture, civilian killings, female suicide bombers and becoming desensitized to it all.


The Defeated

Inside the lives of Sri Lanka’s Tamils as they emerge from a multi-decade war that defined and nearly destroyed them.