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The Climate Wars Are Already Here

The Climate Wars Are Already Here

In the Niger River Basin, climate change, an exploding population, and paltry infrastructure have formed a perfect storm for a new era of conflict.

Doctors Without Scruples

Doctors Without Scruples

Why did the medical professionals of the CIA torture program betray their oath to heal, and concoct a brutal, methodical project to break men’s bodies and spirits?

How to Save South Sudan

How to Save South Sudan

The United Nations has risked much to bring an end to South Sudan's conflict. Now it's up to the South Sudanese.

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Meet Turkey's "Deep Throat"

This Mysterious Twitter User Predicts Turkish Government Crackdowns

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Why Tourists Shouldn't Ignore the Dark Side of the World's Hottest New Vacation Spot: Myanmar

Myanmar is being billed as the world's hottest new vacation spot -- but this "destination of the year" has a horrible dark side that tourists shouldn't ignore.

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What Do We Really Know About Wartime Rape?

There's more will than ever before to fight sex as a weapon of war, but you can't stop what you don't understand.

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Pledges on Syrian Refugees Fall Short

The exodus of more than 3 million Syrians from their home country has been called the worst humanitarian disaster since the Rwandan genocide. On Tuesday, ...

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Can Nigeria's government use vigilantes to its advantage battling Boko Haram?

This past May, the Nigerian city of Jos, which lies along the country's "middle belt," where the majority-Muslim north meets the largely Christian south, was ...

30437889 Argument

A Good ‘Freeze’ in Aleppo Is Not Enough

As the Obama administration searches for a Syria policy, some officials have become intrigued by an old idea that the United Nations now hopes could ...

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The Murder of Innocents

KABUL — Dr. Hannelie Groenewald was supposed to see patients on Sunday, Nov. 30, but at the last minute her medical clinic asked her to work ...

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Nigeria to Washington: Take Your Military Aid and Shove It

Just weeks after the Nigerian ambassador to Washington blasted the U.S. military for not offering enough assistance to weaken Boko Haram, the Nigerian government canceled ...

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It’s Time to Rethink How We Do Development

As the latest version of Band Aid heads to Number 1 in the U.K. charts again, it's starting to feel like Groundhog Day in development ...

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Pentagon in Denial About Civilian Casualties of U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq and Syria

U.S. and allied forces may have killed dozens of civilians in airstrikes while bombing the Islamic State. But the defense department refuses to take responsibility.

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Saudi Arabia Has a Shiite Problem

The first thing I noticed when I visited al-Awamiya, a Shiite town in oil-rich eastern Saudi Arabia, was its utter isolation and stark poverty. Ringed ...

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Taiwan’s Political Déjà Vu

By early December, local election results in Taiwan had mostly been decided. The opposition party and its allies had won 16 of the 23 counties ...

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Leaders in Glass Countries Shouldn’t Throw Stones

Ferguson, Eric Garner, and why the United States isn't fit to be the world's moral authority.

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Better Off With Bibi?

Despite all the petty politics and infighting, there are still reasons we shouldn't be so quick to assume that elections -- and (possibly) a new prime minister -- will solve Israel's problems.

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Teenage Wasteland

In early 2010, I visited the Swat Valley in Pakistan's mountainous north, shortly after the Pakistani army retook control of the district from Taliban fighters. ...

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The Myth of the Indispensable Nation

In 1996, political journalist Sidney Blumenthal and foreign policy historian James Chace struggled to come up with a memorable phrase to describe America's post-Cold War ...

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Law and Disorder in Mexico

Mexico's attorney general, Jesús Murillo Karam, says his office has finally solved the crime that has riveted his country for more than a month: the ...

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It’s 2014, and Global Slavery Still Exists on a Huge Scale

In 1981, Mauritania became the last country on earth to abolish slavery. It took until 2007 for it to finally become illegal in that country ...

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The Firestarter of Berlin

BERLIN — On an unseasonably warm day in early October, off a busy artery that cuts through the heart of Berlin's Wedding neighborhood, the voice ...

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Why America Is to Blame for Mexico’s Carnage and Corruption

Mexican protesters are not burning American flags, but they may be soon if the United States doesn't change its approach to its southern neighbor. Whether ...

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Who Has Contributed What in the Coalition Against the Islamic State?

This post was updated on Nov. 12. As the Obama administration has ramped up its campaign against the so-called Islamic State, also known as ISIS ...

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Is Inequality a Bigger Threat than the Islamic State?

One of the hallmarks of the Age of Fear in which we live is that everywhere we turn there are not only new threats, but ...

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See No Evil, Speak No Evil: U.N. Covers Up Sudan’s Bad Behavior in Darfur

Late last month, a senior U.N. investigator scolded officials with the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, UNAMID, for repeatedly withholding evidence of alleged ...

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Ebola Was Here

MONROVIA, Liberia — Promised by U.S. President Barack Obama in early September, the Monrovia Medical Unit (MMU), built by the United States Army 101st Airborne ...

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#BringBackOurJournalists

There was never any cease-fire. War in Nigeria will not end anytime soon and the hundreds of schoolgirls from the northeastern town of Chibok kidnapped ...

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Pen-Palling With the Ayatollah

If wearing a tan suit at a press conference is enough to bring on a deluge of criticism, President Barack Obama probably shouldn't be surprised ...

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How the Hong Kong Protesters Can Win

"Don't think that this will be over soon. This is fundamentally a war of patience and a test of our endurance," 17-year-old Joshua Wong, student ...

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