The Central American country has become a transit zone for drug traffickers and the center of a biofuel boom. Dispossessed indigenous groups are paying the price.
Breaking up monopolies was the first step in fighting Hitler.
The imperiled birth—and slow decline—of Golden Rice.
U.S. strategy in Syria has long been plagued by short-term thinking, while Russia, Turkey, and Iran played a long game. Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds is just the latest chapter in Washington’s bungled approach to the region.
Defining “us” and “them” is crucial for the success of far-right parties, and the boundaries are constantly shifting.
Putin’s propaganda portrayed Ukraine as a fascist state filled with anti-Semites. Despite Ukrainians’ election of a Jewish president, the image has stuck.
South Sudan was born amid great hope but has since descended into war. It will take a new generation of leaders to make it a successful state.
Cyril Ramaphosa has pledged a new dawn as president, but the secretary-general of his own party has built a web of corruption that thrives on darkness.
In the world’s biggest democracy, good politics often have nothing to do with good economics.
Saudi Arabia is fighting for a dangerous monopoly on Islamic thought.