North America

Partially melting glaciers

Can Russian-US Scientific Cooperation Be Restored as Arctic Warming and the Ukraine War Intensify? Can Russian-US Scientific Cooperation Be Restored as Arctic Warming and the Ukraine War Intensify?

US and Russia have a long history of polar science cooperation.

Apr 16, 2024 / Pavel Devyatkin

TikTok supporters

Loath as I Am to Agree With Marjorie Taylor Greene… Loath as I Am to Agree With Marjorie Taylor Greene…

How the effort to bank TikTok is a fascinating case study in transpartisan politics.

Mar 28, 2024 / Katrina vanden Heuvel

Former US president Donald Trump stands on stage during a campaign event on January 27, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nev., ahead of the state's Republican presidential caucuses.

The True Threat of Donald Trump’s “Bloodbath” Speech The True Threat of Donald Trump’s “Bloodbath” Speech

Deplatforming the former president hasn’t worked, so America needs to rediscover his depravity.

Mar 18, 2024 / Jeet Heer

People walk by the tribunal set on fire the previous day by armed gangs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on March 6, 2024. Haiti’s capital was largely shut down on March 4, as authorities imposed a state of emergency after an attack on a prison freed thousands of inmates.

Haiti’s Hour of Deliverance or Despair Haiti’s Hour of Deliverance or Despair

Gangs assert their patriotism while the latest international rescue plan teeters between failure and a possible way forward.

Mar 14, 2024 / Amy Wilentz

A model of a Soviet nuclear bomb sits at an exhibition in Moscow's All-Russia Exhibition Centre

Surviving an Era of Pervasive Nuclear Instability Surviving an Era of Pervasive Nuclear Instability

A call for grassroots activism.

Feb 12, 2024 / Michael T. Klare

A messy empty hospital dormitory room after an armed attack forced the closure of Fontaine Hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Why Is the US Paying Kenya to Clean Up the Mess We Made in Haiti? Why Is the US Paying Kenya to Clean Up the Mess We Made in Haiti?

The Biden administration likes to talk about democracy, but when it comes to the disaster unfolding a few hundred miles from Miami, democracy is apparently far too dangerous.

Feb 6, 2024 / Amy Wilentz

The Blue-Blood Families That Made Fortunes in the Opium Trade

The Blue-Blood Families That Made Fortunes in the Opium Trade The Blue-Blood Families That Made Fortunes in the Opium Trade

Long before the Sacklers appeared on the scene, families like the Astors, the Peabodys, and the Delanos cemented their upper-crust status through the global trade in opium.

Jan 23, 2024 / Feature / Amitav Ghosh

Trump smirking in front of flag

A Second Trump Term Will Bring an End to the American Century A Second Trump Term Will Bring an End to the American Century

Another four years of Trump's "America first" diplomacy will destroy the country's already declining global power.

Jan 18, 2024 / Alfred McCoy

Chairman of the Yabloko political party Nikolai Rybakov (right) and founder of the Yabloko party and head of the party's political committee Grigory Yavlinsky (left) during the congress.

This Russian Opposition Leader Met With Putin to Discuss a Cease-Fire to Stop the Killing This Russian Opposition Leader Met With Putin to Discuss a Cease-Fire to Stop the Killing

An interview with Russian opposition leader Grigory Yavlinsky.

Jan 17, 2024 / Nadezhda Azhgikhina

South African delegation members John Dugard, Tembeka Ngcukaitobi, and Adila Hassimon prepare for today’s hearings of Israel’s point of view as South Africa has requested the International Court of Justice to indicate measures concerning alleged violations of human rights by Israel in the Gaza Strip on January 12, 2024, in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Gaza: South Africa Calls In the Law Gaza: South Africa Calls In the Law

A ruling from the International Court of Justice could save Palestinian lives.

Jan 17, 2024 / Reed Brody

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