Grandest Opera

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From Giuseppe Verdi's darkest year came a work of sublime power: Nabucco.

The King and Us

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Cyrus II did protect his subjects' rights -- but not for the reason you may think.

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Dreams of Justice

An Interview with F.W. de Klerk

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The visionary leader talks about what we need to do to safeguard peace and liberal -- in the best sense -- politics.

  Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: Colonade and Reflecting Pool

New Voice

An Interview with Ambassador Omar Saif Ghobash

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The UAE's ambassador to Russia takes on the most crucial challenges facing the Muslim world in a provocative new book.

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The Cauldron

An Interview with Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

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Though conflict in Syria and Iraq currently dominates headlines, the Islamist militants of North Africa still present a huge global risk.

Facing the Future

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Two entrepreneurs have developed a revolutionary diagnostic technology -- and it works from your phone.

Bad Bet

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Eisenhower may have been one of the most brilliant generals in modern history, but when it came to the Middle East -- graveyard of many a reputation -- his foresight failed him.

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Legal Eagle

An Interview with Judge Michael Mukaskey

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Michael Mukasey had an up-close-and-personal view of the U.S. national security apparatus during some of its most difficult years.

  Juan Zarate on financial security, sanctions, and terror

Where the Money Is

An Interview with Juan Zarate

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Illicit finance is the lifeblood of many groups and organizations acting directly to the interests of global security.

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Aftermath

An Interview with Emma Sky

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Iraq post-U.S. invasion is still a hotly debated topic. An expert with on-the-ground experience tells you what you need to know.