Obama rolls the dice with killing of Taliban chief

That dynamic cor­re­lates with research done by ter­rorism ana­lyst Max Abrahms of North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, who has not found a sig­nif­i­cant reduc­tion in vio­lence fol­lowing the tar­geting of mil­i­tant chiefs in […]

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The historian whitewashing Ukraine’s past

Even more wor­ri­some for the future integrity of Ukraine’s archives under Via­tro­vych is his noto­riety among Western his­to­rians for his will­ing­ness to allegedly ignore or even fal­sify his­tor­ical doc­u­ments. “Scholars […]

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The age of infection

Kim Lewis col­lects dirt. For the past decade, he and his colleagues—all sci­en­tists in Massachusetts—have asked friends and family around the United States to send them 1-​​​​gallon Ziploc bags of […]

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Can social media help contain Ebola?

Patrick Sawyer, Nigeria’s first Ebola patient, col­lapsed at the inter­na­tional air­port in Lagos on July 20. This Wednesday, more than six weeks later, the World Health Orga­ni­za­tion (WHO) said that […]

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