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Can a region betrayed once by the USSR and again by Ukraine find stability in autonomy?

Salva Kiir and Hu Jintao

Is the conflict in South Sudan the opening salvo in the battle for a continent? 

At least six shelters have been hit since the conflict began, killing dozens of civilians.

Sex work protest

The so-called “Swedish model” banning the purchase but not the sale of sex is catching on in Europe. But does it work? And for whom?

As world leaders fail to end the bloodletting in Gaza, it is up to civil society to demand justice for Palestinians.

Kiev’s siege of the Donbass, supported by the Obama administration, is escalating an already perilous crisis. 

Alessandro Spina

“Darling, this is Alessandro Spina, who is trying to make Italians feel guilty about their colonial crimes.”

Robert Ames in his trademark tinted aviators

In The Good Spy, Kai Bird documents the life of CIA agent Robert Ames, a sincere and unlikely mediator in the Middle East.

Shifa Hospital

“I saw a massacre,” says one survivor, “There were heads off bodies, shoulders half torn, hands gone, chests opened.”

Israel claims that it is merely exercising its right to self-defense and that Gaza is no longer occupied. Here’s what you need to know about these talking points and more.

Blogs

The army and the Muslim Brotherhood are in control.

August 3, 2011

A look back at the leadup to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

August 2, 2011

Syria is not Libya, say the French, and the US can’t (and shouldn’t) do anything militarily.

August 2, 2011

 A look back at the lead up to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

August 2, 2011

As violence breaks out among different factions of the Libyan rebels, it’s time to broker a deal to end the war in Libya. 

August 1, 2011

A look back the lead up to the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. 

August 1, 2011

A look back at the lead up to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

July 30, 2011

A look back at the lead up to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

July 29, 2011

 A look back at the lead up to bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

July 28, 2011

On Capitol Hill, Muslim students confront Islamophobia.

 

July 27, 2011