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How ISIS’s ‘Attack America’ Plan Is Working

The terrorist group’s sophisticated social-media campaign is reaching its audience in the United States. What it does next has law enforcement …

Terrorism

21 dads who are still adjusting to parenthood

You can take all the classes and read all the books in the world, but most parenting lessons come from trial and error.<p>So this Father's Day, we …

The Boy Named Jihad: From the Ashes of the Arab Spring to the Battlefields of Syria

When pro-democracy protests failed, one Jordanian teen made a fateful decision: to fight for al-Qaeda.<p>AMMAN, Jordan—Umm Jihad’s desktop background is a photo of her son Jihad smiling over his shoulder in a forest, superimposed on a sparkly pastel backdrop. “This was in Syria right before he died,” …

Middle East

Latest World News, Videos & Photos

A vote in Ecuador on Sunday has turned into a heated showdown between popular President Lenin Moreno and his one-time political mentor, Rafael …

Islamic State (ISIS)

NYC rent laws are insanely confusing — we figured them out

An NYC apartment. Flickr/Stacie<p>Rent regulations are up for grabs, but experts say not to panic.<p>At least not yet.<p>Two days after the laws protecting rent-controlled and rent-stabilized apartments expired, the New York State Legislature is still trying to figure out what to do.<p>If nothing happens and …

Housing

How a Suspected War Criminal Got Away

Omar al-Bashir’s escape from South Africa and the dilemma of the International Criminal Court<p>The conviction of Charles Taylor seems like a signal triumph for international courts. The former Liberian president was caught after fleeing justice, tried in the Hague, convicted of war crimes and crimes …

Africa

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

The inside story of the coup that has brought the world’s most feared terrorist network to the brink of collapse<p>On 5 February, Jordanian officials confirmed that the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, had been released from prison. Though he is little known in the west, …

The Try-Hard Generation

Though Baby Boomers may criticize Millennials for being self-centered, careerist, and politically dispassionate, they are really just adapting to the world they live in today.<p>Graduation season is almost done, and it has brought the usual spate of commencement speeches that urge graduates to follow …

Political Science