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Why was former president and climate-justice hero Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to prison on terrorism charges?

Benjamin Netanyahu

That’s the common rallying cry for Tuesday’s elections in Israel, but few opponents are offering real alternatives. Only the Joint List is directly addressing the crisis in Arab-Jewish relations.

Saola

How the $20 billion illegal animal trade has pushed the saola—and countless other species—to the brink of extinction.

GOP senators at press conference

Through a half-century of foreign policy hardball, there’s a line I’ve never crossed.

Oil fields in Bahrain

It’s not overproduction in shale fields, and it’s not global economic stagnation. It’s something far more threatening to Big Oil’s business model.

Ashton Carter in Afghanistan

These well-dressed Washington think-tankers love nothing more than an invasion.

With growing food, fuel and power shortages, civilians struggle to survive in a country torn apart by warring militias.

Drone in Afghanistan

An internal Air Force memo reveals that the US military’s drone wars are in major trouble.

Blogs

"These are really historic times, and the epicenter is Ukraine."

May 1, 2015

The French satirical publication takes aim at fundamentalism—in all its forms.

April 30, 2015

How Bolivian protesters and global activists exposed the dark side of global trade pacts and paved the way for the battles to come.

April 29, 2015

No matter if it’s classified, it’s clear that the TPP is not what the American people need.

April 28, 2015

A controversial exiled Iranian opposition figure’s testimony shows how wacky the MEK is—and why Congress loves them so much.

April 28, 2015

But hey, we’re sure someone will be held accountable for the thousands of civilian deaths at some point...right?

April 28, 2015

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

April 27, 2015

Neocons will lose the Iran fight because their bankrupt ideology is too partisan, but they’re winning the war of ideas in the GOP.

April 24, 2015

The devastating migrant boat wreck in the Mediterranean reveals the failure of the EU's refugee policy.  

April 24, 2015

Moderate political commentators are finally admitting what some have been saying for months—that war with Russia is a real possibility.

April 24, 2015