Regions / North America
“Countdown” by Alan Weisman: required reading for earthlings.
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.
While feigning outrage at worker abuse in Bangladesh, the U.S. government has been quietly supporting the same sweatshop factories used by Wal-Mart and the Gap.
Both U.S. members of Congress calling for new Iran sanctions and hard-liners in Iran assault President Rouhani from each side.
2013 had its fair share of bad news, but it was also a year of extraordinary activism.
Recep Tayyio Erdogan’s political instincts seem to have deserted him.
A meditation on history and the long arc of justice.
Civilians are the innocent victims of U.S. use of an unproven technology ― drones.
Our top pieces from 2013 touch on nearly corner of the world.