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The Geopolitics of Russia-Egypt Relations

Donate<p>Loading the player...<p><i>Written and produced by SF Team: J.Hawk, Daniel Deiss, Edwin Watson</i><p><i>If you’re able, and if you like our content and</i> …

Modern Diplomacy - Modern Diplomacy

Middle East11 hours agoWhither Wahhabism? Middle East13 hours agoTurkey’s future after recent elections<p>Trending<p>Economy2 days agoDubai’s Economy is …

Diplomacy

The fatal expense of American imperialism

<i>Part of a weekly series on the economic choices facing the United States and its relations with the rest of the world. For previous entries, click</i> …

Geopolitics

This Is No ‘New Cold War’; It’s Far Worse Than That

Here is the reason why we are currently even closer to a civilization-ending nuclear war than was the case during the Cuban Missile Crisis of …

Central Banks Have Robbed Us Of the Benefits of Free Trade

The term “globalization” — in the sphere of economics — describes an increase in trade, and greater movement of capital and labor across national and …

Economics

These 7 maps explain US strategy

What's striking about American strategy is its paradoxical nature, that each solution to a threat poses a new threat.<p>Since its birth, the US has sought to defend itself. It approaches each threat with a constant outward movement of attention and resources, and now it straddles the world.<p>This means …

Why smart people are better off with fewer friends

Hell might actually be other people — at least if you're really smart.<p>That's the implication of fascinating new research published last month in the British Journal of Psychology. Evolutionary psychologists Satoshi Kanazawa of the London School of Economics and Norman Li of Singapore Management …

Psychology

Talking Ten Years of 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' with Two of Its Stars

Catching up with Glenn Howerton and Charlie Day ahead of the show's eleventh season.<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p><i>It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia</i> started ten years ago as a pet project between a few friends who didn't know dick about making a TV show. As it enters its eleventh season …

She Kills People From 7,850 Miles Away

Her name is ‘Sparkle.’ She operates a drone. She is sick of whiny boys. And she is perfectly OK with dealing out death.<p>Anne crawled out of bed in her …

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

examines

It’s Time to Rethink Voiceless Video Game Protagonists

Having a mute main protagonist is boring, hurts storytelling, and just reminds me I'm playing a game.<p>Mute protagonists are supposed to make video games and video game stories more engrossing—since your character doesn't have a voice or a personality, you can more easily map yourself onto them and …

‘Altis Life’ Is the Game ‘Grand Theft Auto Online’ Should Have Been

The criminals of "Altis Life" are all real people, likewise the citizens. Absolutely anything could happen, making it the best game that hardly anyone is playing.<p>I'm standing outside of the local market in Kavala, a large Grecian town recreated by Bohemia Interactive for <i>Arma 3</i>. I just grabbed …

A Notorious Harlem Drug Lord Turned Witness Is Supposedly Out of Prison

Word of Alberto 'Alpo' Martinez's apparent release from a little-known federal prison witness protection program is resonating on the street.<p>The name Alberto "Alpo" Martinez tends to elicit strong reactions. He's been celebrated as a street legend of epic proportions—an iconic figure out of hip-hop …

Where Will 70% Of The Population Live In 2050?

<i>A Conversation with Brookings’ Bruce Katz</i><p>Metropolitan areas are home to large-scale innovation, quality jobs and global economic opportunities — and, now, the majority of the world’s population. By 2050, 70% of the global population will call urban areas home.1 Despite their scale, metropolitan …

Urbanization

America is on the wrong side of history

The US has become an obstacle to reshaping international laws for tax, debt and finance, writes Joseph Stiglitz<p>The Third International Conference on Financing for Development recently convened in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. The conference came at a time when developing countries and emerging …

These maps show what ISIS has achieved in the last year

This week's advances by the Islamic State (aka ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh) in Iraq and Syria are some of the most successful campaigns for the extremist group since it rampaged into Iraq last summer.<p>A year ago, violent ISIS militants were attempting to expand their caliphate in Iraq and Syria and …

Student comes up with an idea for an International Flag of Earth

A student has come up with an international flag of earth and we think it’s pretty cool.<p>Made up of seven white rings in an interlocking pattern on a …

T E Lawrence naivete lives on | Middle East

Today marks 80 years since the death of T E Lawrence, the wartime hero, renegade diplomat and reputable scholar. Lawrence had spent much of his life in motion, coursing across the Arab world, and it was in motion that he died - indulging his passion for motorbikes on an English country …

Hatton Garden heist gang were inside building when police dismissed alarm

The gang that raided a safe deposit vault in the heart of London’s jewellery district were inside the building when police decided not to respond to an alarm that could have led them to interrupt the multimillion-pound heist.<p>Cops and ex-robbers on Hatton Garden heist: 'This is no bunch of mugs'<p>Read …

Crime

We Called a California Inmate to Talk About Illegal Smartphones in Prisons

He broke down how much the devices cost, their availability, how they get in, what they're being used for, and the consequences of getting caught with one.<p>Contraband smartphones are readily available inside America's vast prison system. Price and availability vary widely, but they've been making …

Social Media

A New Universe Of Geospatial Space And Time Data

The definition and notion of so-called spatial data is not new. Commonly also called geospatial data, the term denotes the location of an object on planet Earth expressed as geographic coordinates. We can now also enrich this location value by also describing the size and shape of an object — and …

The Internet Has Changed the Way We Remember War

I spoke to Tate Modern curator Simon Baker about <em>Conflict, Time, Photography</em>, a new exhibition featuring the work of Don McCullin, Simon Norfolk, and Chloe Dewe Mathews.<p><i>This post originally appeared in VICE UK​</i><p>Contemplation and a thorough interrogation of what it is to actually remember …

War

Prescription Drugs Are Quietly Killing My Generation

They're cheap, they're legal, and they're easy to get a hold of. But how dangerous are drugs like Valium, Xanax, and Tramadol?<p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>Prescription drugs are easy to get a hold of, whether they come from a doctor or not. The other week I bought three Valium from my …

BBC ON THIS DAY | 9 | 1967: Che Guevara 'shot dead'

<b>1967: Che Guevara 'shot dead'</b><p>Marxist revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara has reportedly been killed during a battle between army troops and guerillas in the Bolivian jungle.<p>A statement issued by the commander of the Eighth Bolivian Army Division, Colonel Joaquin Zenteno Anaya, said the 39-year-old …

10 Badass Travelers Throughout History

These trailblazers staged epic journeys across new lands, broke cultural barriers, and revealed the radical diversity of the world around us.

Star Wars Supercut Shows Every On-Screen Death from the Original Trilogy

A comprehensive supercut.<p><b>How many people do you think</b> died in the original <i>Star Wars</i> trilogy? Whatever number you have in your head, it's more than that. A new supercut from Digg—set, oddly, to Girl Talk's "Play Your Part Pt. 1"—impressively catalogs every onscreen death from <i>A New Hope</i>, <i>The Empire</i> …

Exclusive video shows ISIL battle in Iraq

<b>Baghdad, Iraq</b> - Since the start of the week, fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) make gains in Anbar province as Iraqi army forces have retreated, most notably from the town of Hit, which ISIL now fully controls.<p>This means that ISIL is now in parts of Ramadi and Fallujah, …

What Happens When an International Mining Company Comes to Town?

We interviewed director Mark Grieco about his film <I>MARMATO</I>, which examines how mining companies descended on a town in Colombia.<p>Five years ago, Mark Grieco was a 24-year-old independent photographer traveling through Latin America. Like many, Grieco was struck by the continent's vast …

OK, So I Have a Drinking Problem

I drink until there is nothing left to drink, and then I often drink some more. I can go for days without food in my apartment, but I can't stand the thought of existing in a dry household.<p>I drink too much. <i>How do I know I drink too much</i>, you ask? Because I’m drinking as I type this. One hand on the …

On the Ground at Hong Kong’s Occupy Central Protests

Following a full week of student strikes, an estimated 200,000 protestors poured into the city’s financial district surrounding government buildings to demand democracy.<p><i>Photos by Jeff Cheng</i><p>Whatever happens next, last night is going down in Hong Kong history. Following a full week of student …