Eliza Griswold

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  • The Truth About the Somali Pirates

    Eliza Griswold considers who the pirates really are—and why it may require a reassertion of Islamic leadership to keep them in check

  • Somalia Revisited

    As Somalia continues to devolve into chaos, it has become a breeding ground for terrorists and a human-rights nightmare. Journalist Eliza Griswold visited the country and spoke with Somali leaders and ordinary Somalis alike, seeking insight into the nation's problems and a possible way forward

  • God’s Country

    Using militias and marketing strategies, Christianity and Islam are competing for believers by promising Nigerians prosperity in this world as well as salvation in the next. A report from the front lines

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The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

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What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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