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The women of ISIS are more than just brides

Iranian American journalist and writer Azadeh Moaveni spoke with Marco Werman about why the term "ISIS brides" is problematic and shares her perspective on the much bigger role that women have had in militant Islamic groups.

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The sci-fi of another language

In the West, we are used to sci-fi written by English-speakers who dream up English-speaking utopias and dystopias. Often in the final reel, humanity is saved by English-speaking heroes. So what should we expect from China's newly-thriving sci-fi scene?

Where's the 'swagger' at the US State Department?

When Mike Pompeo took over at the State Department last year, he said he would bring the "swagger" back to American diplomacy. How do you square that with the Trump administration's call to slash funding at the State Department by almost a quarter?