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Global Briefing, June 1, 2011: The Thrill is Gone

Nuclear Fallout — In an essay for Rafia Zakaria mulls the meaning of ‘the bomb’ in Pakistan’s collective consciousness. “The bomb that was supposed to deter and defeat has been unable to frighten anyone into leaving us alone,” she writes. “It has revealed, instead, the flimsy remains of our national pride and a confused, …

Global Briefing, May 2, 2011: Bin Laden is Dead

Osama’s Obituary — “I am a person who loves death,” the inspiration of the 9/11 attacks one said. “If I am to die, I would like to be killed by the bullet.” The U.S. obliged him on Sunday. Read TIME’s account of his life and death. His life in pictures, here.

Symbolic Victories — “The killing of Osama bin Laden is more of a …

Global Briefing, April 21, 2011: Gimme Shelter

Troublemakers — Damascus claims subversives out of Lebanon are inciting unrest in Syria, says Nicholas Blanford in a dispatch from Wadi Khaled. But his visit to the border seems to provide evidence that the traffic is the other way around.

Killed in Action — Two photojournalists were killed in Libya yesterday. The New York Times‘ …

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