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Georgian soldier in a tank

Political tensions, exacerbated by Western regional expansion, are raising the risk of violence.

maritime operation

Despite US military efforts, maritime insecurity has been markedly on the rise in the waters off West Africa. 

Gaza

The latest cease-fire has been lauded as a noble effort to pursue peace, but the reality is quite different. 

US Special Operations Command Africa

A new internal investigation reveals just how poorly US African Command has handled its humanitarian missions.

The 2014 NATO Summit closed on Friday with one main accomplishment: the increased militarization and institutionalization of a new Cold War.

Scottish Independence Supporter

Fed up with Thatcherite and New Labour politics, Scots have grown farther apart from their southern neighbors.

The country’s troubles will not end even if fighting ceases in its southeastern regions.

Islamic State Militants in Raqqa

The calls for escalating military action against Islamic State (IS) ignore thirteen years of evidence that US intervention usually accomplishes the opposite of what Washington intends.

Blogs

It’s the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce of WWI.

December 23, 2014

The president's announcement this week was a long overdue step into the twenty-first century.

December 23, 2014

An estimated half-million to 1.5 million children are involved in the cocoa trade. 

December 22, 2014

Only Congress can lift the embargo, and prominent Senators have threatened to block any ambassador to Cuba.

December 17, 2014

Graduating from protesters to politicians, Chile’s student leaders achieved the legislative wins that have eluded their Occupy counterparts.

December 10, 2014

A hunger strike touches on the the things all human beings share: the way pain and deprivation are written on the body.

December 5, 2014

Walmart, Dickies, Disney, Sean John Apparel, Sears: Two years after the Tazreen factory fire, these companies and others have still not compensated the victims who died making their clothes.

November 26, 2014

With forty-three disappeared student teachers presumed dead, Mexican popular resistance is creating new alternatives to the militarized narco-state.

November 20, 2014

Can global solidarity between fast-food workers help raise the bar for all of them?

November 19, 2014

Religious tensions, remnants of the police state and a broken-down neoliberal economic model imperil Tunisia’s otherwise impressive democratic transition.

November 17, 2014