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Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen’s party has emerged as a formidable political force not just nationally, but locally. 

Libya airstrike

Almost every move Washington has made in the region has helped spread conflict and chaos, while contributing to African destabilization.

Pro-Russia protesters

Russian nationalism would not have become as influential without the Ukrainian revolution and the Western support for it. 

Yaoundé Prison

Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.

Ukraine protest

Unless the country embraces the ideal of cultural pluralism within one nation, crises like this one will continue to erupt.

Israeli soldier and tank

The story of contemporary Israel as written by Max Blumenthal is not easy to read.

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