The View from There

What living in England, Japan, and China has taught one American about the character of his own country

Beyond Belief

Some economists are beginning to doubt the benefits of free trade. What’s wrong with them?

Running Dry

The world’s most essential oil field may be in decline.

Hidden Kingdom

Bhutan may be modernizing rapidly, but it’s still one of the most unspoiled places on Earth.

After Musharraf

What the future holds for Pakistan—and for America

“This Is Not Charity”

How Bill Clinton, Ira Magaziner, and a team of management consultants are creating new markets, reinventing philanthropy—and trying to save the world

Guantanamo's Shadow

The Atlantic recently asked a group of foreign policy authorities about the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

The Pakistan Question

Joshua Hammer, author of "After Musharraf," talks with Atlantic senior editor Joy de Menil about Pakistan's future and its implications for the United States

Fatah and Hamas

The Atlantic recently asked a group of foreign-policy authorities about the struggle in the Palestinian territories.


What to watch for in the weeks ahead

The Grateful Living

Old hippies and New Agers commune along the shores of Guatemala’s Lake Atitlán.

Macau’s Big Gamble

Even as foreign investors pour billions into ever-glitzier casinos, the tiny peninsula’s bid to become the Vegas of the Orient depends on China’s larger willingness to embrace transparency and the rule of law.

The Plane That Would Bomb Iran

Inside the cockpit and culture of the B-2, whose pilots may carry the greatest responsibility in the U.S. military today


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Snow Fall

Attacking cocaine at its source was meant to drive up prices, yet U.S. street dealers are selling it for less than ever.

Saudi Arabia’s Rise?

The Atlantic recently asked a group of foreign-policy authorities about Saudi Arabia and how it could shape the future of the Middle East.

South of the Clouds

Laid-back and beautiful, Kunming is China’s “City of Eternal Spring.”

A Cultural Revolution

A portfolio of significant works from China's contemporary-art boom

China Makes, The World Takes

A look inside the world’s manufacturing center shows that America should welcome China’s rise—for now.

Superiority Complex

Why America’s growing nuclear supremacy may make war with China more likely

Keeping Faith

Jin Luxian’s 50-year struggle to keep Catholicism alive in China, balance Rome and Beijing, and build a Church for “100 million Catholics”

The Cross and the Star

Articles from The Atlantic's archives illuminate the history of China's complex relationship with Christianity.

A Church for China

Adam Minter, author of "Keeping Faith," discusses his article about Bishop Jin Luxian, the future of Catholicism in China, and life as a writer in Shanghai

Get Out of Jihad Free

The Saudi government is betting that instead of just locking terrorists away, it can reform them.

Return of the Taliban?

The Atlantic recently asked a group of foreign-policy authorities about the future of Afghanistan.


Where Time Comes From

The clocks that coordinate your cellphone, GPS, and more


Computer Vision Syndrome and You

Save your eyes. Take breaks.


What Happens in 60 Seconds

Quantifying human activity around the world



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