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Why was former president and climate-justice hero Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to prison on terrorism charges?

Benjamin Netanyahu

That’s the common rallying cry for Tuesday’s elections in Israel, but few opponents are offering real alternatives. Only the Joint List is directly addressing the crisis in Arab-Jewish relations.

Saola

How the $20 billion illegal animal trade has pushed the saola—and countless other species—to the brink of extinction.

GOP senators at press conference

Through a half-century of foreign policy hardball, there’s a line I’ve never crossed.

Oil fields in Bahrain

It’s not overproduction in shale fields, and it’s not global economic stagnation. It’s something far more threatening to Big Oil’s business model.

Ashton Carter in Afghanistan

These well-dressed Washington think-tankers love nothing more than an invasion.

With growing food, fuel and power shortages, civilians struggle to survive in a country torn apart by warring militias.

Blogs

John Kerry’s Sochi visit was a turning point in the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

May 22, 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

There’s still time for President Obama to order the Justice Department to prosecute the perpetrators.

May 20, 2015

The veteran journalist tracked down the one man who could link the Nixon White House to the illegal bombing of Cambodia. 

May 20, 2015

The fear-mongering senator from South Carolina is expected to announce his bid for the GOP nomination in June. 

May 19, 2015

For many 2016 GOP hopefuls, when it comes to Iraq, time does not equal wisdom. 

May 19, 2015

Especially when their cartoons are so dreadfully unpleasant.

May 19, 2015

A new movie from Andrew Niccol stars Ethan Hawke as a pilot fighting terrorists from the ’burbs of Las Vegas.

May 15, 2015

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

May 15, 2015