Foreign Policy has published an extremely cool overview of highly advanced military technologies currently under development — technologies that will soon be at the disposal of the U.S. military. It's written with tongue firmly in cheek, but there's still a hint of seriousness to the article as the FP reviewers…
I don't know about you, but I could never get into the ending of Harry Potter. Once Voldemort kicks it, we're whisked ahead 19 years into the future and everyone's married to the first person they dated for more than 10 minutes. We don't see how wizarding society recovers or if Gregory Goyle is tried for war crimes.
Every year, Foreign Policy magazine and the Fund for Peace do a survey of "failed states," nations whose citizens they judge to be in the most dire circumstances in the world — largely because of government mismanagement and outright abuse.