As the global media obsessed over the royal succession, one-third of Pakistan, a former British colony, was underwater.
Extreme Events Are the New Normal, and Not Just in the Weather
From the war in Ukraine to the rise of far-right autocrats worldwide, extremism has become a part of everyday life.
Exceptionalism Goes Global
Can the heroine of this story, true internationalism, survive the onslaught of lawless maniacs bent on reviving a world of unaccountable sovereigns and promoting a war of all against all?
Why Are American Samoans not American Citizens?
In a recently published brief, the Justice Department claimed that residents of U.S. territories do not have a right to U.S. citizenship under the Constitution.
Learning from Gorbachev’s Failures
As we address the climate emergency, what lessons can we extract from Gorbachev’s efforts to transform the Soviet Union?
Gorbachev Rode the Tiger and Ended Up Inside It
The late Soviet leader ended the Cold War, but his botched reforms opened the way to Russia’s modern crony capitalism.
A Proposed Wealth Tax on Colombia’s 4,700+ Richest Would Raise $1 Billion
The progressive tax proposed by Colombian President Gustavo Petro would impact a small percentage of the nation’s wealthiest while raising significant sums to address inequality.
‘Regrets’ Aren’t Enough: Congo Deserves an Apology and Reparations for War Crimes
Belgium has yet to make any reparations for exploitation that killed 10 million Congolese. The U.S. must also make amends for its complicity.
Is Afghanistan Balkanizing under the Taliban Rule?
On the one-year anniversary of their seizure of power, the Taliban now face a wholly different threat.
Ecuador’s Recurrent Cycle of Violence Over Indigenous Rights
Ecuador needs to address the root causes that brought so many protesters onto the streets.