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Iraq flag-burning protest

Four months into Iraq War 3.0, the cracks are showing—on the battlefield and in Washington.

Ukraine elections

Some reform-minded leaders in the Donetsk People's Republic want to create a socially oriented alternative to the oligarch-led government in Kiev—but will the Kremlin let them?

Catalonia Independence Rally

Barcelona and Madrid, which once made common cause against Franco, have ceased to understand each other.

Ukraine elections

The terms “pro-European” and “anti-European” no longer serve as useful reference points in Ukrainian politics—the real issue in this election was war or peace.

Catalans are fed up with Madrid’s austerity and corruption—making November’s referendum nonbinding has only postponed the confrontation.

health worker

Countering Ebola will require a whole new set of protections and priorities, which should emerge from the medical and public health communities—not the national security state.

After two decades of sham negotiations, it’s the best way to put pressure on Israel to end the occupation.

oil refinery

How the US is using trade sanctions and other means to curb the oil exports of its foes.

Hong Kong

Though the territory’s street protests have largely died down, the pro-democracy movement proved it was in for the long haul.

Blogs

Some Tunisians fear that the government’s proposed solution to deal with violent radicals will undo the victories of the 2011 revolution.

June 29, 2015

We may very well see the faux caliph chased from his capital by feminist socialists.

June 25, 2015

With mass deportations looming, Dominicans of Haitian descent live in constant fear of detainment.

June 15, 2015

On June 17, hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent will be stateless.

June 12, 2015

A constitutional ruling in the Dominican Republic has delegitimized the existence of hundreds of thousands of Haitians.

June 5, 2015

While Bangladesh prosecutes culprits of the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster, victims’ families and other factory workers continue to suffer at the bottom of the industrial production chain.

June 3, 2015

Obstacles to détente in the Ukraine crisis and predictions for the country's uncertain economic future.

May 28, 2015

The fatal fire at a Philippines shoe factory exposes the ills of global free trade.

May 26, 2015

The refugees are fleeing abduction, torture, and assault—that’s why they’ll continue trying to reach Europe any way they can. 

May 20, 2015

Stateless refugees from Burma are risking death, rape, and drowning by the thousands on a perilous escape to Malaysia.

May 15, 2015