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California Dreaming

Opposition to the president in Orange County has boosted hopes of a wave election this fall. But Democrats need more than anti-Trump anger to win.

After the Strongman

A coup in Zimbabwe brought down Robert Mugabe, a liberation hero who became a corrupt dictator. But can this mean the start of a real democratic era?

How a Democracy Dies

Donald Trump’s contempt for American political institutions is only the latest chapter in a history of opportunistic attacks against them. This has been happening for decades.

Compromised

A group of small-town environmentalists wanted to stop a potentially toxic Costco chicken plant. How did they end up fighting alongside anti-Muslim xenophobes?

Myanmar’s Imagined Jihadis

Why the Burmese military has used the rhetoric of the global war on terror as a pretext for its ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya Muslims

Only Human

How an American ex-jihadi struggled to rebuild his life in the country he’d once vowed to destroy

After the NAACP

Ben Jealous is running for governor in Maryland. What does his campaign say about the iconic civil rights organization he used to lead?

Weaken From Within

Moscow has been honing an information age art of war—through fake news, disinformation, leaks, and trolling—for more than a decade. How can free societies protect themselves?