Issues / Human Rights
A tribute to Nelson Mandela from San Francisco's East Bay, birthplace of the U.S. anti-apartheid movement.
The Seleka militia in the Central African Republic seem to be following the Rwanda model for genocide.
Criminal indictments for defamation have more than doubled in South Korea, chilling free speech and giving pause to critics of President Park Geun-hye and her party.
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a look at the grim prospects for disabled North Koreans.
With support from Moscow, Washington, and the former imperial capitals no longer assured, armed groups in Africa now compete for riches in diamond mines, gold pits, oil wells, and rare earth deposits.
Palestinians should not lend their name to a charade of endless negotiations while historic Palestine disappears.
Democratic and political reforms in Burma have been uneven and halting.
As unrest simmers in the Middle East and the United States edges toward detente with Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia are trying to ride out the storm together.
Zombies speak to our perennial anxieties about war, pandemics, and globalization.
Iranian-American author Hooman Majd says that Americans are starting to see Iran as more than "just a bunch of crazy mullahs shouting 'Death to America' all the time."