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Supporters of Hassan Rouhani

In a clear challenge to hardliners, President-elect Hassan Rouhani vowed, ‘I have come to destroy extremism.’

Guatemala's ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt

The reputations of Reagan-era officials who enabled the Guatemalan genocide have not been tarnished.

Nelson Mandela

South Africans of all races have reason to celebrate the life of the country’s first post-apartheid president.

Congolese soldier

The US military's involvement in the unraveling of a continent.

Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey

Western media are characterizing the demonstrations as a clash between Islamism and secularism—but it’s government abuse of power that Turks are protesting.

Hezbollah supporters in Syria

The Lebanese militia is now deeply embroiled in the Syrian civil war, which has become part of a regional struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran. 

The historic genocide trial of Efraín Ríos Montt was a huge step. But his conviction has been overturned—and many others have blood on their hands, including current president Otto Pérez Molina.

The Obamas

As fashion's first couple, the Obamas can take a leading role in making sure US companies comply with global standards.

The recent victories of the right-wing, anti-immigrant United Kingdom Independence Party says more about our scapegoats than about its long-term prospects.

Mohamed Morsi

Egypt’s reconciliation process has been lauded as restoring confidence to outside investors. But others say it amounts to impunity for the rich.

Blogs

The US tried to block Venezuela from the United Nations Security Council, and failed. 

October 20, 2014

Beijing is experimenting with "soft power" approaches, but brute force remains an omnipresent threat.

October 9, 2014

In the face of Europe's reinforced borders and continued neglect, thousands of refugees are drowning at sea.

October 3, 2014

Migrant domestic workers from Bangladesh enjoy little protection from their government, but they’re not alone.

October 1, 2014

Few would oppose a robust US response to Ebola, but the Obama administration's deployment of 3,000 troops to Liberia comes amid a broader US-led militarization in West Africa.

September 25, 2014

Hundreds of protesters recently gathered at the World Bank to shame a gold-mining firm’s shakedown of one of Central America’s poorest countries.

September 23, 2014

Bolivia has found a way to cut coca production without sacrificing the leaf's cultural importance or cracking down on small growers. But Washington's not having it.

September 22, 2014

The failure to protect workers is worsening an already dire public health crisis.

September 19, 2014

If Scotland wakes up on Friday still bound to England, it will not be because solidarity or shared vision prevailed but rather fears of job loss, higher prices and higher taxes.

September 18, 2014

Amid rising anti-government sentiment and a series of natural disasters, Bosnia-Herzegovina's fractured ethnic communities are drawing strength from an unlikely source: each other.

September 17, 2014