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As Turkey ramps up its outrage against a House committee vote to affirm the Armenian genocide, is anyone applauding our lawmakers' act of moral courage?

The House Foreign Affairs Committee bravely declares the 1915 slaughter of Armenians in Turkey genocide. Why not put the same label on themselves, for their role in the Iraq catastrophe?

A painter explores love and loss in the iconic settings of postwar Paris.

The International Criminal Court has taken a crucial step in naming two perpetrators of the violence in Darfur. But for survivors and victims of the ongoing catastrophe, much more must be done.

The Bastard of Istanbul, a saga of two interwoven families, bravely violates Turkish taboo with its description of the Armenian genocide.

Any solution to the slaughter in Darfur will need to address Sudan's crumbling North-South peace agreement.

As conditions worsen in Darfur, the nascent International Criminal Court, whose mandate is to bring genocidaires to justice in a chaotic environment hostile to the rule of law, is facing a daunting challenge.

Confronting the forces of war, genocide and lawlessness begins with the
belief that individual citizens have the power--and the
responsibility--to focus our government's mind, change its priorities
and save lives.

A recent surge of novels and memoirs reveals for the
first time the ways in which Germans suffered from Allied "total war"
strategy during World War II.

Long-awaited reform efforts at the United Nations have
fallen far short of Kofi Annan's original vision. But despite John
Bolton's antagonism, there has been progress.


Though it scarcely makes headlines, the Central African Republic’s vicious civil war has created a sickening humanitarian crisis.

September 11, 2014

Yazidi refugees now sleep in classrooms, hallways and the courtyards of facilities intended for children’s education. What happens when school starts?

September 10, 2014

Ukraine’s ultra-right-wing Svoboda party is no fringe organization.

March 6, 2014

“Sochi is the land of Circassians. They can’t hide this anymore.”

February 17, 2014

Many participants say they peddle militaristic values and obedience to the state.

January 24, 2014

Arendt's life and work have been debated in our pages possibly more than those of any other twentieth-century philosopher.

November 16, 2013

The lowest country on the planet needs action at the UN world conference on climate change in Durban. But “Occupy COP17” is expecting much from governments.

December 1, 2011

In the wake of three women being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a new PBS documentary series celebrates women’s roles as peacemakers--but oversimplifies complex conflicts like the one in Afghanistan. 

October 17, 2011

Let's keep Washington Bullets in mind thinking about Egypt.

February 12, 2011