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Gay rights activist arrested

In Russia, activists struggle against rising homophobia and a government crack down on LGBT rights.

President of Taiwan Ma Ying-jeou

The right-wing think tank received big money from Taiwan’s government at the same time that it was churning out policy papers and articles urging US military aid to Taipei.

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. 

Blogs

A revolutionary young Afghan woman against the Taliban, the warlords and NATO.

April 14, 2011

Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen responds to The Nation's editorial stance on Libya by referencing the Holocaust.

March 29, 2011

Obama should tell Americans: "I have come before you tonight to admit that I have erred in intervening in Libya."

March 28, 2011

The uprisings in the Arab world are too complex to be reduced to a one-size-fits-all doctrine.

March 24, 2011

Obama, in Chile, celebrates Latin American democracy while telling Chileans to not cling to the past.

March 22, 2011

NPR's Pravda-like headline tells the story before it actually happened.

March 19, 2011

Is Earth becoming Easter Island?

March 15, 2011

Enormous resources are required to construct a safety net for the country's millions of citizens already mired in poverty.

March 14, 2011

Both Robert Gates and Hillary Clinton are emphasizing diplomacy over defense.

March 10, 2011

An anti-Qaddafi government takes shape.

March 10, 2011