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“They Were Catalan Boys”

What drove a group of ordinary, small-town young men to commit a brutal act of terrorism?

Aug. 24 2017 12:28 PMThe True Meaning of Australia DayHow another country grapples with commemorating the ugly parts of its history.
Aug. 22 2017 10:49 AMDon’t Give Corbyn a PassThe British Labour leader’s fondness for dictators and extremists should disqualify from heading a major party, much less a country.
June 5 2017 5:57 PMQatar LossesOur Middle East foreign policy depends on strong, smooth relations among our Gulf allies. Now all cooperation is at risk.
May 23 2017 12:32 PMUninspiring TerrorismGroups like ISIS have gotten dangerously good at encouraging their followers to carry out attacks. There are things we can do to stop them.
May 12 2017 7:18 AMSyria’s Great ExpectationsTrump’s airstrike on Assad raised hopes that the U.S. was finally coming to the aid of Syrian civilians. A month later, there’s confusion and disappointment on the ground.
May 4 2017 8:03 PMThe Left BehindWe know who votes for Brexit, Trump, and Le Pen. What do we call them?
April 24 2017 12:09 PMThe Republic Will StandWhy there won’t be a Trump- or Brexit-style surprise in the French election.
April 17 2017 5:53 AMJustin Trudeau Is Not the Leader of the Free WorldSorry Americans, Canada’s prime minister isn’t really standing up to Trump.
April 5 2017 10:15 AMWhy Trump Should Play the Human Rights Card With XiIgnoring the Chinese government’s abuses isn’t just immoral: It’s a bad negotiating tactic.
March 30 2017 5:53 AMWhat They Knew, and When They Knew ItNew emails reveal just how soon American officials realized the U.N. had brought cholera to Haiti. What they did next helped pave the way for Trump.
Jan. 31 2017 4:59 AMFrance’s FergusonThe death of a black man in police custody has touched off a cultural crisis over race, immigration, and what it means to be French.
Jan. 30 2017 4:27 PMConfronting Chairman TrumpWith the United States embracing revolutionary chaos, China is positioning itself as the adult in the room.
Jan. 2 2017 8:00 PMRussia ResurgentOur old rival was supposed to be a power of the past. How Vladimir Putin engineered his nation’s return to the world stage—and what he’ll do next.
Dec. 7 2016 9:15 AMRevolution InterruptedBetween Fidel’s departure and Trump’s arrival, everything is up for grabs in Cuba.
Nov. 18 2016 5:54 AMCan El Chapo Escape Again?The world’s most notorious drug lord has one last chance to save his empire, and his life.
Aug. 23 2017 3:59 PMWhat Works in AfghanistanThe country is not always a graveyard of empires.
June 20 2017 5:52 PMTrump Could Get Us Into a War by AccidentThe president’s lack of a coherent Syria strategy is incredibly dangerous.
May 29 2017 7:53 AMThe Return of GringophobiaThere’s a long tradition of anti-Americanism in Mexican politics. It’s making a comeback in the era of Trump.
May 15 2017 2:05 PMErdogan’s PrisonerHow an American pastor, improbably accused of terrorism, became a pawn in U.S.-Turkey relations.
May 9 2017 11:45 AMMacron CountryBrittany: Why this region of progressive, lapsed Catholics was a Macron stronghold.
May 4 2017 1:38 PMThe Kremlin’s California DreamWhy the Russian government cultivates foreign contacts on the far-right and far-left.
April 21 2017 4:23 PMJe Ne Sais Quoi?An ignorant American’s guide to the French election.
April 10 2017 5:35 PMHow Are Assad and Kim Still in Power?The two men control a very small amount of the world but command a very large amount of its attention.
April 3 2017 1:09 PMBunga Bunga, American StyleDonald Trump and Silvio Berlusconi have a lot more in common than fake tans and lechery.
Feb. 27 2017 12:16 PMWhen the Magic Is GoneFrance’s directly-elected president is the most powerful head of state in Europe. In the age of Le Pen, is that still a good idea?
Jan. 30 2017 6:13 PMThe Refugees I Met in Kurdistan Were Not ThreatsThey were victims.
Jan. 20 2017 2:08 PM“We Are Evidently Aryans”Why Italian fascists embraced Hitler’s anti-Semitism.
Dec. 22 2016 5:01 PMTrump’s China-Bashing IdDoes the president-elect’s newly appointed trade czar have a plan other than blaming China for everything?
Nov. 18 2016 4:59 PMRepublic of DisappointmentWhy South Koreans are let down again and again by their leaders.
Nov. 16 2016 8:13 AMWhy America Needs MexicoWant to make America great again? It can’t happen without help from south of the border.

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