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- Feb 16 201710 minutes
Atheism, the Computer Model: Big data meets history to forecast the rise and fall of religion.
In the United States, the nones have it. The nones being people with no organized religion and increasingly no belief in God or a universal spiritual power. They have the momentum, attention, and an expectation that in the future they will become a m
- Jan 26 20174 minutes
How One NATO Country Is Preparing for Trump
A dispatch from Norway's military buildup
- Jan 6 20178 minutes
Putin And The Populists
The roots of Russia's political appeal in Europe and the United States
- Jan 8 20163 minutes
Can We Trace the History of Human Migration Through Our Guts?
In 1991, two German tourists walking an Alpine ridge, between Austria and Italy, stumbled across something shocking: a yellowed but well preserved human body, partially frozen embedded in a glacier. Initially, they believed it to be the remains of a
- Feb 2 20174 minutes
How Trump Wants to Make America Exceptional Again
For his predecessors, American exceptionalism was rooted in the nation’s values and ideas. For this president, it means something very different.
- Feb 3 20178 minutes
The Curious Case of the Neanderthal Campfire
New evidence from two caves in Western France deepens an old mystery about our fellow hominins.
- Jan 31 20172 minutes
European Leaders Are Now Describing Trump as a Threat
The new administration has called into question "the last 70 years of American foreign policy,” one says.
- Jun 27 20167 minutes
The Hollow Alliance
The historic concord between the U.S. and Europe made the West safe and rich. Now it’s in danger of collapse
- Feb 20 20175 minutes
When The Call Comes
A Syrian family makes one more risky journey, this time to learn their fate
- Feb 16 20176 minutes
Can Europe Go On Like This?
Under pressure from Brexit and Trump, EU leaders reconsider the meaning of "union."
- Jan 7 20173 minutes
‘Europa’, a Guidebook to Help Migrants and Refugees Understand Europe
"Europa: An Illustrated Introduction to Europe for Migrants and Refugees" tries to explain the continent's history and politics through the lens of conflict and migration.
- Oct 16 20161 minute
Brexit As Breaking Point
BEFORE THE SHOCKS of 2008, Europe was intoxicated with self-satisfaction. Historians and politicians spoke of the “European Dream” and of a “New European Century.” European values would spread south and east, replacing American hegemony with contagio