Katie Engelhart

tech

Who Has the Right to Be Forgotten on the Internet?

Five months after a European court decision that required Google (and other search engines) to "forget" certain information about people, the mechanics of that forgetting is still a complicated muddle.
Katie Engelhart
10.21.14
News

Here’s What the British Government Has Been Hiding

We spoke to a specialist about the crimes committed in British colonies.
Katie Engelhart
9.1.14
Travel

Is Slum Tourism Really All That Bad?

Going to Rio and drinking beer while ignoring the favelas doesn't make you a paragon of virtue. I guess the debate will continue, but it's safe to say it's more complicated than knee jerk cynicism will allow for.
Katie Engelhart
8.29.14
News

The UK Government Has Opened Up Thousands of Secret Files to the Public

According to a 1958 law, secret state records in the UK must become public 30 years after their creation. But in a sprawling manor estate just west of London, hundreds of thousands of Foreign Office records dating back to the 17th century are still...
Katie Engelhart
5.14.14
News

The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Is Another Unknown Country with an Uncertain Future

Will events in Ukraine cause another war between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
Katie Engelhart
5.12.14
News

People Actually Gave a Shit About This Year's Kiev Security Forum

It seems that a country with a Russian troop build-up along its border, armed insurrection, and a government-backed anti-terrorism campaign is the perfect backdrop for a security conference. Last week, the 2014 Kiev Security Forum, held in the swanky...
Katie Engelhart
4.17.14
Stuff

Nobody Knows How Many Unexploded Bombs Are Hidden Under Berlin

In the thick of WWII, Allied pilots dropped some 2 million tons of bombs on German soil. Most of the bombs exploded, but up to 15 percent were duds and failed to detonate on impact. Today, these unexploded relics lie waiting.
Katie Engelhart
4.14.14
Stuff

How to 'Cure' a Nazi

It’s a good time to be a former radical in the de-radicalization biz. Over the last two years, an international network of "formers"—industry speak for former violent extremists who have renounced their views and now work to rein in others who hold...
Katie Engelhart
2.18.14
News

Will Western Europe Pay Out to Slave Descendants?

An alliance of Caribbean states is seeking reparations from their former colonial overlords.
Katie Engelhart
12.12.13
News

Ukraine Is Key to Putin's Dreams of a New Eurasian Super-Bloc

Two weeks after they first took to the streets, protesters in Kiev have upped the ante. Those gathered at the city's Independence Square have enclosed themselves behind a barricade. Some hold signs and chant slogans: “Out with the gang!” or “Ukraine is...
Katie Engelhart
12.4.13
Stuff

The PR Guru Behind the Pope Who Is Charming the World

Every modern-day media darling needs a PR machine, and Pope Francis is no exception. Enter Greg Burke: the 53-year-old Fox News correspondent turned Holy See handler.
Katie Engelhart
11.21.13