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John Kerry and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi

By supporting Sisi’s iron-fisted regime, Obama is playing into the hands of ISIS and Al Qaeda.

Alexis Tsipras

Greece’s anti-austerity party continues to struggle to resolve the country’s fiscal crisis.

Child soldiers in South Sudan

The US provided aid and assistance to Sudanese rebels—even as they employed child soldiers.

Rafael Correa

He played hardball with foreign creditors and stood up to Big Oil, using increased earnings to transform education and health.

Podemos supporters

Spain’s newest left party is building on local victories.

(Illustration by Allie Whitehead)

For more than two decades, impoverished indigenous people have been seeking restitution from the oil giant for polluting their region.


Critics call him timid, but the president’s foreign policy has often been too aggressive—even at the risk of our long-term national interests.

Anthony Russo

Anthony Russo, the “other conspirator” of the Pentagon Papers, shouldn't be left in history’s trash bin. 

The refugee crisis is growing as civilians flee a war that is drawing ethnic and religious borders in blood.

American soldier and flag

The first step is to accept the fact that American power is limited and global rule is an impossible fantasy.


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

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

June 26, 2015

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

June 25, 2015

A former Israeli diplomat lashes out against American liberals, the latest demonstration that the Israeli right—not BDS—is liberal Zionism’s real enemy.

June 25, 2015

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

June 24, 2015

The Big Box retailer is offshoring more than jobs. 

June 22, 2015

How the “Twin Ocean Railroad” pits people against profit.

June 19, 2015

The theme of alternative foreign policy and national security possibilities is what animates an ambitious new project from our friends at Brave New Films.

June 18, 2015

Support for the Muslim Brotherhood has fallen, but they still command a sizable minority.

June 17, 2015