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October 24, 2018
Nobel Peace Prize Winner Denis Mukwege Has Treated Congo’s Rape Victims for 2 Decades
The doctor faced an assassination attempt and government retribution after speaking out against violence and government abuses.
October 22, 2018
In the Valley of Death: Somaliland’s Forgotten Genocide
Thirty years ago, the US-backed Somali government slaughtered an estimated 200,000 people. Now survivors want US help uncovering the crimes.
October 11, 2018
‘Those Kids Are No Longer Yours’: An Investigation into Uganda’s Adoption Market
How parents lose their children to families in the United States.
September 25, 2018
Progressives Must Seize Their Momentum to Articulate a Saner Foreign Policy
A clear message is needed: Enough with endless wars and the global oligarchy.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 30, 2018
Can Bobi Wine Unite Uganda and Bring Down a Dictator?
The Ugandan regime has good reason to fear the 36-year-old musician and parliamentarian.
Helen C. Epstein
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August 14, 2018
Europe Hardens Its Borders and Deepens the Migrant Crisis at Sea
A new proposal would do little to alleviate the suffering on Europe’s borders.
July 27, 2018
How Israeli Tech Firms Act as Global Agents of Repression
Two private intelligence companies hack political enemies in Africa, Europe, the Mideast, and the United States, for a price.
July 20, 2018
The US Turns a Blind Eye to Uganda’s Assault on Democracy
For decades, dictator Yoweri Museveni has been a stalwart ally of the US military, while oppressing his own people.
Helen C. Epstein
July 17, 2018
Special Operations Forces Continue to Expand Across the World—Without Congressional Oversight
Even Congress doesn’t know the extent of American military reach.
July 13, 2018
I Was Robert Mueller’s Undergraduate Thesis Adviser—and What He Wrote Gives Some Hints About What He’ll Do as Special Counsel
What makes Mueller’s thesis relevant for today is that the core of his inquiry is how a judge should interpret a legal document.