After American Killed in Ethiopia Unrest, Ambassador Says Protests Should Never Have Happened

Ethiopia has been experiencing social unrest for nearly a year. And after a weekend stampede, the protests have grown in size.


Obama’s Syria Strategy Is the Definition of Insanity

Another ceasefire is in tatters. But America keeps reaching out to Russia while expecting a different result.


Obama to Lift Myanmar Sanctions, Including Those on Dirty Jade, Sooner Than Human Rights Organizations Wanted

Some experts fear that the decision will hurt America's ability to influence Myanmar's most troubled sectors.


Turkey’s ‘Deep State’ Has a Secret Back Channel to Assad

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has recently patched up ties with Russia and Israel. Are a couple of nationalist politicians laying the groundwork for a deal with Syria’s strongman?


Relative of American Jailed in Iran Pleads for U.S. Help

Cousin urges Washington to cut a deal with Tehran to secure release of Iranian-American businessman and his elderly father.

Observation Deck

The Exchange: When Do African Problems Need African Solutions?

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Ory Okolloh discuss the continent's brain drain and debate the best ways to keep talent at home.

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