Politics

Members of the Ethiopian army carry a coffin at the national funeral service of Gen. Seare Mekonnen, the chief of staff of the Ethiopian defense forces, and Maj. Gen. Gezae Abera in Addis Ababa on June 25, 2019.

Political Violence Could Derail Ethiopia’s Democratic Transition

A string of assassinations has spawned conspiracy theories and intercommunal suspicion, threatening the country’s stability.

A migrant mother walks in front of a wall outside the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece, on Aug. 11, a month before the devastating September fire.

Europe’s Failed Migration Policy Caused Greece’s Latest Refugee Crisis

The burning of the Moria refugee camp in Lesbos has exposed the EU’s short-sighted, inhumane, and ineffective approach to asylum.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is surrounded by supporters while visiting  Brasilia on Aug. 23, 2020.

Tackling Disinformation in Brazil

Journalist Patrícia Campos Mello has faced some of the worst disinformation campaigns in Brazil. Now she’s raising awareness to fight back.

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump, and Foreign Affairs Minister of the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan participate in the signing ceremony of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House on Sept. 15.

Palestinians Can’t Stand In the Way of Israel’s Regional Integration

Deals with the UAE and Bahrain demonstrate the Palestinian issue is no longer a barrier to Israeli-Arab cooperation.

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The Biden-FDR Connection Runs Deeper Than You Think

One was a patrician governor; the other a middle-class Joe steeped in the Senate. But their fates may be intertwined.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson’s Plan to Get Brexit Done and ‘Hang the Consequences’

The United Kingdom is going back on the terms of its divorce with Europe, threatening any future trade deals and even the integrity of the U.K. itself.

People walk past graffiti calling for peace in Nairobi

Kenya’s 2022 Elections Have Already Begun

The president doesn’t have a clear chosen successor, and the unsolved killing of an election official shows that the country could be caught in another cycle of violence.

Then-Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn arrives at Trafalgar Square to speak at an anti-war rally in London on Jan. 11.

How to Lose an Election on Foreign Policy

Jeremy Corbyn’s blunders over Russian poisoning were critical to his polling collapse.

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