world affairs

Mexico

Why Mexico's López Obrador Is Playing With Fire

The new president is uniquely positioned to fix the country's long-ignored economic shortcomings....

Italy

How Brexit Nightmare Is Cooling Italy's Anti-EU Fever

Italy's political leaders who rejoiced with Brexit referendum are now silent.

Colombia

How Big Agriculture Runs Colombia's Rivers Dry

In northern Colombia, large-scale banana and palm oil estates have long used their clout to contr...

South Sudan

In South Sudan, Peace Does Not Make Hunger Disappear

The survival of more than 7 million people, 60% of the population, depends on international human...

Egypt

In Egypt, A Push To Give The Military Even More Domestic Muscle

Proposed changes to the Constitution could reshape the role of the Armed Forces, even giving them...

Turkey

Gezi Case: Turkey Must Reject Conspiracy Theory As Justice

The indictments filed against prominent liberal figures after the 2013 Gezi park protests show th...

United Kingdom

Europe On Brexit: Pick Your Metaphor

-Analysis- "It's almost like Shakespeare: Brexit or no Brexit? That was the question." German state broadcaster Deutsche Welle resorted to a passing twist on Hamlet after the British Parliament ...

Mexico

100 Days: AMLO's Presidency Has Not Crashed Mexico's Economy

Fears of an economic meltdown in Mexico provoked by the new socialist president have not materia...

Venezuela

Venezuelan Crisis Deepens Troubles Along Colombia's Border

-Editorial- BOGOTÁ — As the world recently watched humanitarian supply trucks burn on a bridge between the Colombian town of Cúcuta and the Venezuelan border, locals anxiously wondered if ...

United States

Facebook For Felons? New Apps Are A Digital Lifeline For Inmates

Pigeonly is one of several applications that were designed by ex-cons and are transforming the wa...

Argentina

Puerto Madero Postcard: How A Buenos Aires Neighborhood Came To Life

The former docks in Buenos Aires have become a model of how to turn an area in the doldrums into ...

India

Why Trump Is Taking His Trade War To India

-Analysis- NEW DELHI — U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to end preferential trade treatment for India, will end benefits under a nearly 50-year-old program for up to $5.6 billion ...

France

Voices From Baghouz: Fleeing Final ISIS Stronghold In Syria

The evacuation of civilians — especially women and children — continues in Baghouz, the I...

United States

How A U.S.-China Trade Deal Could Backfire On The Whole World

As the two superpowers get closer to an agreement, the global trade regime could suffer. History ...

Venezuela

Venezuela's Fate Now Rests In The Hands Of The Generals

-Editorial- SANTIAGO - Ten days ago, on Feb. 23, our continent and the whole world were watching what would happen at Venezuela's borders with Colombia and Brazil . In an attempted show of ...

North Korea

No Free Lunch: What Trump Must Face On North Korean Nukes

The U.S. may need to accept that Pyongyang doesn't give up its nuclear program.

China

Traits Of A Nation? Blind Spots Of The Old China Hands

How is it that analysis of the rising world power is reduced to an abstract notion from the field...

Egypt

Egypt, Where Colonialism Meets Military-Industrial Complex

CAIRO — On Oct. 1, 2017, the submarine S-42 set sail from the ThyssenKrupp shipyard in Kiel, northern Germany. The fourth of four submarines ordered by the Egyptian government since the start ...

India

In India-Pakistan Showdown, The China Factor Raises Stakes

-Analysis- NEW DELHI — The Kashmir Valley has been gripped by fear and confusion created by a slew of unexplained government orders, which in turn have led to speculation that something ...

Colombia

As Venezuelans Arrive, 'Brexit Mentality' Spreads In Bogota

In the Colombian capital, residents are starting to balk at the arrival of so many desperate Vene...

Japan

Watch: OneShot — Raising The Flag On Iwo Jima, A Look Back

Six men, one flag: it is the defining image of the Greatest Generation. No bodies, no planes or tanks, and yet it has become one of the most recognizable images of that worldwide conflict that ...

Mexico

Heirs To El Chapo: Who Will Be Sinaloa Drug Cartel's Next Boss?

Its long-time leader awaits sentencing in the U.S, but the international drug empire Mexico's Joa...