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Thomas Lubanga

ICC judges found the Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Dyilo guilty of conscripting children. Will this conviction make a difference?

A new report has found the Assad regime responsible for crimes against humanity. Will it do anything to stop the bloodshed?

Syrian rebel

It would intensify the civil conflict and provoke a dangerous proxy war with Russia.

The newest UN agency, once hailed as the best hope for action on women’s rights, fell short of money and power this year.

China usually manages to quash UN calls for action on its human rights violations. Not this time.

A machine counts and sorts out euro notes

The crisis was caused by weak governance, excessive speculation and lax regulation. Austerity will only make the disease worse.

Riots in Athens, Greece

Returning to Athens after three months away, I found the state close to dissolution and people in despair.

UN soldiers in Haiti

As the renewal date for the UN mission in Haiti nears, WikiLeaks cables reveal a litany of MINUSTAH’s failures.

While the US funds democratic reform projects in the post-Mubarak age, Egyptians are mistrustful of American meddling in their domestic affairs.

Christian Parenti joins BBC to explain the debate at the UN over the relationship between political violence and global climate change. 

Blogs

The Obama administration decides to “position” heavy military equipment on Russia’s borders.

June 24, 2015

Will the scandals roiling FIFA put a stop to the deadly construction projects?

June 15, 2015

While the US and Iraqi response is in disarray, the Islamic State is containable.

June 11, 2015

Apart from widespread fear of Iran, this year’s Al Jazeera Forum in Doha was mostly a display of the Arab world’s many deep fissures.

May 12, 2015

In Europe, Russia was the major victor—and it paid a heavy price in casualties.

May 6, 2015

You can’t squeeze clean water out of dirty business.

April 27, 2015

What are the Kremlin's true intentions in Ukraine?

April 6, 2015

A climate of impunity for employers, coupled with the threat of deportation, is forcing undocumented workers to bear the costs of injury and abuse.

March 17, 2015

Stephen Cohen discusses this month's negotiations over the conflict in Ukraine and the current proposal for a Ukrainian federation.

February 27, 2015