Issues / Human Rights
Rather than continuing to fixate on a grand agreement, a more incremental approach should be considered.
Syrian President Assad can’t be happy about the images and documents of systematic torture and killing smuggled out on the eve of peace talks.
Blind to the political and economic sources of their troubles, many Europeans are lashing out at gays, Jews, migrants, and the European project itself.
What is there to say to a man who has traversed such a world, whose hands and eyes have betrayed him?
There are two tests of social change movements: endurance and regeneration. After two decades, Mexico's Zapatista movement can now say it passed both.
Pope Francis trending up, nuke-activist priest down.
From nuclear weapons to rising oceans, Israel to Kiribiati.
Chuck Hagel's paeans to "political reform" in the Gulf must have sounded strange to political prisoners in repressive Bahrain, where he delivered his remarks.
Before we get cynical about 2014, let's recount the good news from 2013: declining U.S. militarism, a resurgence of diplomacy, and a more forceful global discussion about inequality.
If Sunnis had been attacking Western targets in large numbers instead of Shia Muslims, it might be a different story.