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Nelson Mandela

Although most black South Africans revere Mandela and his party for defeating apartheid, many are realizing that fighting inequality and achieving full citizenship will mean taking on the ANC.

Chinese and American flags

How Washington’s and Beijing’s visions for the future may turn into a nightmare.

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.

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She tells CNN that she might favor “no enrichment for Iran” nuclear program.

July 28, 2014

Only Putin knows. But he also knows he doesn’t have to fear a US or NATO military response.

July 25, 2014

The American media and government are up in arms over the downing of MH17, but they don’t take into account the violence that led up to the tragedy, or the power diplomacy could have to end it. 

July 24, 2014

In southeast Ukraine and in Russia, conspiracy theories abound.

July 24, 2014

People associated with groups taking a hard line on Iran sanctions accounted for twenty-two of the thirty-six testimonies solicited by House and Senate committees.

July 24, 2014

Migrant workers subject to the kafala system have little recourse against exploitation and abuse.

July 23, 2014

Billionaires Bernard Marcus, Paul Singer and Sheldon Adelson are making big investments in opposing diplomacy with Iran.

July 18, 2014

It’s pretty obvious that the pro-Russian rebels did it, though it’s not certain yet. Yet Putin refuses to look in the mirror.

July 18, 2014

For too long, Hamas has served as Israel’s useful bogeyman.

July 15, 2014

The Saudis, who back the Sunni side in the region’s Sunni-Shiite proxy war, have no use for ISIS.

July 14, 2014