Can talks with the Taliban end the war in Afghanistan? If Obama wants to find out, then he must halt combat operations, night raids and drone attacks.
The French Parliament has passed President Sarkozy's controversial law raising the retirement age, and nationwide protests against the measure have eased. But the struggle against austerity measures is far from over.
Ryan Devereaux on what WikiLeaks tell us about war crimes, Jeff Biggers on coalfield justice and Kate Murphy on discrimination against women in the workplace
Traveling in South Africa, you learn that one great thing about the country is that no one engages in small talk.
Ginni Thomas's insistence that Anita Hill apologize is an apt metaphor for the long history of blaming black women for social ills.
How brutal raids are sabotaging the political strategy the US claims to support in Afghanistan.
Is the cultural commons a viable alternative to the copyright regime, or does it risk turning culture into a consumerist slum?
Jonathan Franzen's Freedom, Robert Darnton's Poetry and the Police, Jeremy Harding's Mother Country
The Black Minutes, a nuanced neo-noir, conveys how narco-violence has leached the Mexican justice system of meaning.