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Foreign Policy

Timbuktu: Mali's Fabled City, Occupied

Mali's fabled Timbuktu is no stranger to siege and ruin but has also been the focus of a recent rebirth in music and arts. The Islamist rebels occupying the city put all of that at risk - and more.

The Great Caspian Arms Race

The naval buildup in the Caspian Sea is amplifying regional tensions. It's Russia versus Iran, with three post-Soviet states—and trillions of dollars in oil—in the middle.

Putin's Secret War

With thousands of active fighters, the insurgency in Dagestan is now reportedly the largest in the Caucasus.

Liberia: Labor Pains

As the public health community shifts its focus to family planning, Mae Azango reminds us of the ongoing need for quality maternal care.