Regions / Africa
A studied refusal to pay attention to South Sudan's colonial history helped ignite the current crisis.
Former law professor Barack Obama went into surprising depth on issues of war and peace during his fifth State of the Union address. Here's how he should grade himself.
Are Rwanda's post-genocide youth programs paving the way for future unrest?
Sepulchre of repeated images / Won't someone shatter the pure reflection of glass?
“Countdown” by Alan Weisman: required reading for earthlings.
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.
2013 had its fair share of bad news, but it was also a year of extraordinary activism.
A meditation on history and the long arc of justice.
Our top pieces from 2013 touch on nearly corner of the world.
Sudan might have been better off undivided.