Regions / North America
Austere “shock therapy” after the Cold War only shocked the East into reaction. In the West, the corporate political center ultimately did the same.
Can the written word bridge our aching divides? Experiments are underway in some of the world’s most combustible conflict zones.
But the bipartisan condemnation of his sporadic complaints betrays a fear that a more competent leader could finally wind them down.
When it comes to Ukraine, Trump has been manipulated as deftly as a mindless marionette. It’s going to cost him.
As Saudi Arabia slowly backpedals, we could see an end to the Yemen war, an easing of Iran’s isolation, and a reduced role for the U.S.
America's drone wars have gotten deadlier under Trump, but the Trump-first news cycle makes highlighting the human cost extremely difficult.
Lower courts are slowly but steadily eroding the legal basis for some of the most reactionary war on terror policies.
Companies willingly censor or condemn free speech to retain market share in authoritarian countries. Just ask Daryl Morey.
From the U.S. to the U.K. to Turkey, it is a hallmark of right-wing populists to make a preposterous policy and then be forced to retreat.
In countries like Peru, extractive industries contract police to suppress Indigenous protesters and detain international observers — including me.