Bob Gersony was a mostly anonymous U.S. diplomat—and his country’s best model for creating change in the world.
The United States’ human rights story started less than 50 years ago with the extraordinary efforts of one president—and could end this November with the re-election of another.
The case of fracking in Pennsylvania shows that if experts and fossil fuel industry leaders can cooperate, innovation is possible.
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.
In the middle of World War II, Tehran became a haven for both Jewish and Catholic Polish refugees who were welcomed as they arrived from Soviet Central Asia.
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.