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US Special Forces in Sudan

What do you know about the special forces carrying out a secret war in more than half the nations on the planet?

Tidy stories reducing the atrocity to a clash of civilizations or a problem with integration are neither enlightening nor satisfying.

The weakness of the petrostate economy could jolt Russia’s political elites—or its ordinary citizens—to take action.

In this uncommon book by Emma Williams, Jean Stein and Ibrahim Quraishi, a donkey tries to cheer Gaza’s traumatized children—by becoming a zebra.

Ukrainian soldiers

Just after jettisoning one Cold War relic, President Obama gave renewed credence to another.

Operation Just Cause

From 1989 to 1990, thousands of civilians died and were buried in mass graves in President George H.W. Bush's search for one suspected drug trafficker.

Vladamir Putin and Xi Jinping

The new route could be China’s first breakthrough in a trans-continental trade revolution.

Arundhati Roy

Arundhati Roy's new book, Capitalism: A Ghost Story, reveals the contours of power in India today.

Blogs

Some Tunisians fear that the government’s proposed solution to deal with violent radicals will undo the victories of the 2011 revolution.

June 29, 2015

We may very well see the faux caliph chased from his capital by feminist socialists.

June 25, 2015

With mass deportations looming, Dominicans of Haitian descent live in constant fear of detainment.

June 15, 2015

On June 17, hundreds of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian descent will be stateless.

June 12, 2015

A constitutional ruling in the Dominican Republic has delegitimized the existence of hundreds of thousands of Haitians.

June 5, 2015

While Bangladesh prosecutes culprits of the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster, victims’ families and other factory workers continue to suffer at the bottom of the industrial production chain.

June 3, 2015

Obstacles to détente in the Ukraine crisis and predictions for the country's uncertain economic future.

May 28, 2015

The fatal fire at a Philippines shoe factory exposes the ills of global free trade.

May 26, 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

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

May 15, 2015