For too long Moscow and Washington have tried to out-muscle each other by escalating the Syrian war. Now, for once, they've got a chance to escalate their efforts to end it.
Washington just made a $500 million down payment on climate resilience in the developing world. But the fund's choice of financial partners is raising some eyebrows.
These mega-projects expropriate land, spoil environments, and pollute democracies. Berta Cáceres gave her life resisting them.
The legendary activist dedicated her struggles to martyrs in the fights against exploitation and imperialism. Now she's become one herself.
Washington wants to loosen its human rights aid restrictions even as Egyptian security forces killed 500 people in their custody last year.