Politics

The Peruvian Corruption-Buster Bigger Than Mueller

With his implacable pursuit of the presidential trio, the corruption-busting prosecutor José Domingo Pérez has established an international template for how to prosecute former heads of state on graft charges.

The Peruvian Corruption-Buster Bigger Than Mueller

Who Killed Sweden’s Prime Minister?

Three decades ago, Olof Palme was assassinated on Stockholm’s busiest street. The killer has never been found. Could the discovery of new evidence finally close the case?

Who Killed Sweden’s Prime Minister?

How Our Definition Of Middle Class Has–And Hasn’t–Changed In 100 Years

Some of the cultural markers associated with the middle class–like education–have shifted. But its aspirations? Not so much.

How Our Definition Of Middle Class Has–And Hasn’t–Changed In 100 Years

The ‘3.5% Rule’: How A Small Minority Can Change The World

Nonviolent protests are twice as likely to succeed as armed conflicts – and those engaging a threshold of 3.5% of the population have never failed to bring about change.

The ‘3.5% Rule’: How A Small Minority Can Change The World

Inside China’s Massive Surveillance Operation

Xinjiang, northwest China, is in a state of surveillance lockdown. Every message, word and movement is monitored for its extremist potential. A million Uyghur muslims are being held in concentration camps.

Inside China’s Massive Surveillance Operation

Vision And Reality In San Francisco’s Tech Corridor

When the ‘Twitter tax break’ took effect eight years ago, it was intended to draw tech companies to rundown Mid-Market Street and lead to a neighborhood revitalization. Did it succeed?

Vision And Reality In San Francisco’s Tech Corridor
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Nakamura Hiroshi

Who Owns South Africa?

The Glen Grey Act was the first piece of legislation to enshrine in law the residential separation of the races. It was also the basis for the notorious Natives Land Act of 1913, which in its final form allocated a mere thirteen percent of all arable land to the black majority. 

Who Owns South Africa?

The Quickest Way To Fix Presidential Elections

Abolishing the Electoral College and creating a national popular vote are far-fetched ideas for now. But there’s a more targeted way to reform American elections by 2020—starting with the swing states.

The Quickest Way To Fix Presidential Elections

The Mystery Of The Millionaire Hermit

He spent years scrimping and saving. But without a will, where’s his money going? When someone dies without a will, family trees dictate where the money goes. Each state has its own method to determine the line of succession.

The Mystery Of The Millionaire Hermit

Inside The West’s Plans For Arctic War Against Russia

Moscow is growing belligerent in its quest to pry open the icy route to the Atlantic. The U.S. and Britain are racing to catch up, but is it too late?

Inside The West’s Plans For Arctic War Against Russia
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