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The Beautiful Game
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Soccer Is Politics

Why Egypt’s repressive regime considers soccer fans one of its biggest threats.

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FIFA, the United States, and Global Order

The FIFA indictments tell us something about the way in which the United States exerts its power on the global stage, and how that power is experienced by the rest of the world, particularly by many countries outside the West.

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Punting for Political Points: Argentina and the World Cup

Argentina isn’t the only country using free-viewing of the World Cup as a way to soften people’s political disgust.

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Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

Fear the Airpocalypse

Companies are defying orders to cut back on air pollution.

Asia's Game of Thrones

Philippine officials sought to clarify Duterte’s comments on separating from the U.S., but the situation is still murky.

Reefer Madness

Is it Gary Johnson’s world? Not necessarily.


Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin thinks Moscow can add 4 million barrels per day in the coming years.

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