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September 28, 2015
How One Man Laid the Groundwork for Today’s Crisis in the Middle East
We’re still paying the price of Henry Kissinger’s “grand strategies.”
September 28, 2015
Cycling Redefined: Rwanda’s Joan of Arc
Rwandan cyclist Jeanne D’Arc Girubuntu made history over the weekend by becoming the first Rwandan woman to ever race in a world competition. But that was perhaps the easiest of her many battles.
September 25, 2015
September 25, 1962: Algeria Declares Independence From France
“If there is trouble ahead, it can hardly be as bad as the trouble that has been left behind.”
September 24, 2015
How Many Wars Is the US Really Fighting?
Hint: the answer is way more than you think.
September 18, 2015
September 18, 1961: UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld Dies in a Plane Crash
“There are those in the U.N. who think that the late Secretary General—exceptional man though he was—tried to carry the world ahead on his shoulders too fast, and too single-handedly.”
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September 10, 2015
The United States Is Training Militaries With Dubious Human Rights Records—Again
American special forces are still conducting training for some of Africa’s most notorious paramilitaries.
September 1, 2015
The Global Fight Over Our Drinking Water Is Just Getting Started
And already, people are figuring out successful ways of pushing back against privatization.
August 20, 2015
August 20, 1998: The US Bombs a Suspected Qaeda-Run Chemical Plant in Sudan
“It’s not the cigar, stupid. It’s the cruise missiles launched to cover the shame.”
August 7, 2015
South Sudan’s War on Women
Survivors say rape has become “just a normal thing” for women caught up in the country’s civil war.
July 27, 2015
Ethiopia Claims a US Precedent for Its Crackdown on Journalists
Now that he’s in Addis Ababa, President Obama should call for the release of those locked up by Washington's “war on terror” ally.