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Gandhi

His first mention in the US media occurred well before he became a leader of the Indian national movement—in The Nation magazine, in 1897.

Benghazi Consulate

Each crisis, from Benghazi to the Boko Haram kidnappings, has provided further US justification for a military expansion that’s been underway for years. 

We don’t know where sexualized violence falls in the terrible hierarchy of damage from this conflict, but we know it’s happening—and it’s important to gather evidence now.

ANC

Despite major dissatisfaction amongst voters and opposition from fledgling alternative parties, the ruling African National Congress won by a landslide.

Narendra Modi’s role in the horrific 2002 anti-Muslim pogrom in Gujarat has never been properly investigated, but now a timely new study is raising the right questions.

Edward Snowden

The NSA leaker indisputably proved all that the US government had done to destroy the privacy of Americans and people around the world.

Drone strike

Imagine if drone wars had a human face all the time so that we could understand what it was like to live constantly with the specter of death.

For months, strikes and other protests have crippled a number of industries. But the new militancy is fragmented and has confined itself to economic grievances.

Kerry Fulbright

Long advertised as a flaship program for American cultural diplomacy, the Fulbright Program is now facing devastating budget cuts.

Blogs

Christian Parenti and MSNBC's Martin Bashir discuss whether or not the US is prepared for future earthquakes.

August 25, 2011

Following the liberation of Libya from the reign of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, how does the future look for the country, and how does the fall of Qaddafi reflect on President Obama’s foreign policy in the region?

August 24, 2011

Some Republican presidential candidates are pretending Qaddafi's ouster isn't happening. Others are pretending Obama had nothing to do with it. And then there's Mitt Romney. 

August 24, 2011

Don’t believe for one moment that the US backing for Libya’s opposition was about freedom.

August 23, 2011

Chilean students fasting for the cause of free and public education released a statement saying they will hold President Sebastián Piñera responsible for any physical damage they suffer.

August 22, 2011

Examining the nuclear entrapment that is with us to this day.

August 22, 2011

Right on schedule, the multinationals follow the rebels into Tripoli.

August 22, 2011

Not exactly an earthshaking event, and no great victory for NATO.

August 22, 2011

With promised reforms still not materializing, protests from Islamists, Leftists and others are demanding a redistribution of wealth in the economically stratified country.

August 20, 2011

Social media may not play as pivotal a role in Egypt's electoral process as it did in the initial phases of the revolution; rather, grassroots, in-person campaigning will sustain the revolutionary momentum moving forward.

August 20, 2011