William McCants

William McCants is an analyst at CNN's Center for Strategic Studies and an adjunct faculty member at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of the forthcoming book Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: Conquest and Culture Myths From Antiquity to Islam.

  • The Man Who Runs Al-Qaeda

    Recovered documents portray Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden's replacement, as diligent and more involved than we might have thought

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Where the Wild Things Go

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.

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Adults Need Playtime Too

When was the last time you played your favorite childhood game?

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Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.

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The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air

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