International slow-walking — and threatened cuts to aid from the Trump administration — could exacerbate a burgeoning ebola outbreak in the Congo.
Trump Is Expanding America’s Wars, Not Ending Them
He’s failed to deliver his promised withdrawals from Afghanistan and Syria, vetoed an order to get out of Yemen, and expanded the U.S. bombing of Somalia, all while eyeing Iran.
The Dictator and the Nihilist
Whistleblowers and protesters play a key role in ensuring accountability. But ultimately, democratic systems should be built to ensure institutional accountability.
Diego Garcia: The “Unsinkable Carrier” Springs a Leak
A court ruling against colonial exploitation could threaten a strategic U.S. military base in the Indian Ocean. Indigenous advocates say it’s about time.
In the Wake of Cyclone Idai, the North Has a Climate Debt to Pay
Civil society groups are doing the hard work of recovery, but it’s fossil fuel companies and rich countries that need to step up.
Why Free Trade is Bad for You (or Most of You at Any Rate)
Free trade is simply a euphemism for the corporate capture of international trade.
Remembering Harris Wofford, Who Dreamed of a ‘United States of the World’
The late U.S. senator from Pennsylvania may have achieved his most visionary legacy as a teenager, when he founded a student movement for world federalism.
John Bolton Says He Wants to Protect Africa from ‘Predatory’ Chinese Behavior. What About Washington’s?
Chinese investment may come with strings attached, but Africa deserves an alternative to U.S.-led neoliberalism and militarization.
Trump and Syria: Even a Broken Clock Is Right Twice a Day
To keep U.S. troops in Syria now implies a forever war, with no realistic ending imaginable, and no authorization from Congress.
Don’t Turn Foreign Aid Over to the Heritage Foundation
A “Trumpified” USAID will now rate countries’s suitability for aid based on criteria developed by a far-right think tank… that wants to end development aid.