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Thousands of Eritreans are marooned in this desolate corner of the Horn of Africa.
Gross National Happiness, which had its origins in Bhutan, has caught on with political scientists.
Time to cull the herd: America's sprawling global footprint encourages military confrontation, makes host countries into targets, and costs taxpayers a fortune.
When it comes to what should be a fundamental goal of foreign policy — world peace — the elites aren't even trying.
Were it not for Republicans, developments to mitigate global warming would be cause for celebration.
Denying global warming can leave one open to legitimate comparisons with Hitler.
Every democracy in the world has an elected legislature. Why not the United Nations?
Two young women reflect on their decision to flee Eritrea, a small state that produces one of the highest rates of asylum seekers in the world.
Survivors say rape has become "just a normal thing" for women caught up in South Sudan's civil war.
The BRICS were well poised to rival the West's control of the global economy. But while they grapple with economic slowdowns and rising social tensions, other blocs of developing economies are rising to the fore.