Issues / Human Rights
Is political Islam poised to "hijack" the Arab Spring, and why does that scare so many people?
Despite limited evidence, the United States painted Anwar al-Awlaki as a terrorist mastermind and executed him without the trial to which he was entitled as a U.S. native.
A new book shows the struggle of Mexico's indigenous communities to preserve and celebrate their way of life in the face of predatory development.
The past week has seen the United States effectively relinquish its role as the key negotiator of Middle East peace as the Palestinians, ignoring President Barack Obama's entreaties, announced their decision to pursue UN membership and be recognized as an independent state.
This article examines why, in the midst of an unprecedented cascade of disasters, natural and nuclear, the Kan problem trumped all others.
'With her death on 30 August 2011, Wambui Otieno-Mbugua joins the pantheon of African women activists who devoted their lives to struggles against colonial and post-independence political regimes and against systems that favoured and still do favour men over women,' writes Elsie Cloete.
Iran's need for uranium to treat its cancer patients with radiation provides a diplomatic opening in its nuclear program.
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann attributes President Obama with "laying the table" for the Arab Spring.
Earlier this month, Rep. Joe Walsh and 30 co-sponsors issued a resolution supporting Israeli annexation of the West Bank.
Both the United States and Israeli believed their wildernesses -- and those that inhabited them -- needed to be tamed.