world affairs

India

Kashmir Is Quietly Feeding India-Pakistan Nuclear Tensions

As the showdown deepens over the contested region with Pakistan, India is now weighing whether to...

Italy

Why Matteo Salvini Risks Winding Up Like Marine Le Pen

The far-right League party in Italy, rising in popularity, now faces the prospect of being margin...

Colombia

The Gangs That Rule Along Colombia-Venezuela Border

The border of Colombia and Venezuela has become a lawless land where people are kidnaped and kill...

Djibouti

Gauging China's Military Intentions In Latin America

China is setting up a naval base in Djibouti. Could it do the same in Latin America? Depends on t...

Colombia

The Case For Legalizing Colombian Cocaine Production

The war on drugs continues to feed the flames of violence in Colombia, even in this so-called "po...

France

Ecofascism: When Far-Right Ideology Fuses With Ecology

Some of the recent racist mass killers were also worried about the degradation of the environment...

Turkey

On Erdogan's Ambitions: A Short History Of Nuclear Weapons In Turkey

ISTANBUL — One of the more prestigious duties for the pilots of the Turkish Air Forces during the Cold War years was the "nuclear watch." The four main air bases in Turkey had been housing ...

India

How World War II Helped Shape Modern India

Indian wartime experience not only contributed to making the country and her institutions what th...

United States

Why Europe Is So Ill-Prepared For The Next Great Recession

Economic storm clouds are gathering on the horizon. But just because everyone's talking about it ...

Egypt

The Pain Of Passing Holidays — And Years: Letter From A Cairo Prison

CAIRO — "Take care and hopefully see you soon. :)" I end the short letter to my family with a few requests for items to bring on their next visit, then hand it to one of my cellmates to ...

Colombia

Same Old Faces: Rebel FARC Faction Has A Youth Problem

The decision of some prominent members of Colombia's disbanded FARC rebels to resume fighting the...

India

Hong Kong, Kashmir And The Illusion Of Freedom In India

Compared to measures being taken in the Kashmir Valley, China's handling of the Hong Kong protest...

Turkey

Who Stands To Gain If Turkey Restores Death Penalty

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently said he favored restoring the death penalty. It would bri...

Italy

Salvini Blew It, But Don't Count Him Out Just Yet

It would be a mistake to assume that Italy has seen the last of the controversial "Captain," who ...

France

Bolsonaro To Boris: When Demagogues Take Over

Boris Johnson's decision to temporarily suspend Parliament marks his choice to play the people ag...

Brazil

Brazilian Fires 'Finally' Spark Colombian Concerns Over Rainforest

Colombians were not overtly upset by deforestation in their country until recently. But massive m...

Brazil

Extra! Amazon Rainforest "On Fire" On Brazilian Front Page

Estado de Minas's Aug. 23 front page Pegou Fogo. "On Fire." Belo Horizonte-based daily Estado de Minas chose this straightforward, yet impactful title for its Friday edition, letting the ...

Italy

Next For Italy: An Unlikely (And Up To Now Unthinkable) Alliance?

A traditional party and a populist movement may join forces to get Italy out of its political cri...

Argentina

Argentina's Prohibitive Presidential Front-Runner, In His Own Words

An interview with Peronist candidate Albérto Fernández, who together with his runni...

China

Hong Kong Protests And Xi Jinping's First Big Failure

The Chinese leader may officially defend the idea of "one country, two systems", but in fact his ...

Colombia

Profile 360° → Remembering Jaime Garzon, Colombia's Brave Comic

This coming August will mark 20 years since the death of Jaime Garzón, an unlikely martyr in Colombia's long-running battles with organized crime, drug trafficking and government corruption. ...

Mexico

Disrupting Decades Of U.S.-Mexican Cooperation

Donald Trump's decision to threaten Mexican exports over migration is weakening years of U.S.-Mex...