Uri Friedman

Uri Friedman

Uri Friedman is a staff writer at The Atlantic, where he covers global affairs.

The Saddest Olympic Celebration

What do you do when you’re competing for a country that might disappear? You dance.

What If the Olympics Stayed Put?

A few radical ideas to reform the games.

Rio de Janeiro, in Fantastically High Definition

The Brazilian city like you've never seen it. Really.

Crowdsourcing Crime Reporting in the World's Murder Capitals

On the problem-solving power of cell phones in Central America.

Do the Winter Olympics Have a Future in a Warming World?

 Russia's balmy weather could be a sign of things to come, a new study says. We're running out of places cold enough to host the Games.

What You Get When 30 People Draw a World Map From Memory

Brits and Indonesians may not be happy with the results.

The Quest to Create the Perfect Map

12 cartographic experiments that changed cartography.