world affairs

Saudi Arabia

Gauging Saudi Stakes On Pakistan And India

NEW DELHI — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman's visits to India and Pakistan in the immediate aftermath of a deadly suicide attack on Indian security personnel in Kashmir have been a test of ...

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...

France

French Yellow Vests: How Social Unrest Begets Anti-Semitism

PARIS — European history has shown, time and again, that anti-Semitism is an indicator that the social state has become unstable. It’s therefore not shocking that it’s developing today in France, ...

Argentina

Why Latin America Shouldn't Take Sides In U.S.-China Rivalry

As tensions between Washington an Beijing continue to build, smaller nations like Argentina shoul...

France

A United Europe, The Stakes Couldn't Be Higher

The world is becoming divided again as China takes the USSR's place facing the United States....

Venezuela

And If Venezuela's Maduro Survives?

There is a concerted push underway to remove the Venezuelan leader from power. But there's no...

Venezuela

Venezuela Needs Regime Change, But Not By Any Means Necessary

Maduro needs to go, and his left-wing defenders need to stop making excuses. But calls for his re...

Iran

Salimi Saga: How The Iranian Revolution Changed One Family

SARI — On this frigid January night, Maliheh Salimi’s home is brimming with excitement. A rental company delivered metal chairs and tables early in the morning. Pink and white balloons were ...

Israel

For African Asylum Seekers, No Way Out Of Israel

An Israeli law enacted in mid-2017 amounts to a de facto salary cut for African asylum seekers, p...

Venezuela

Venezuela Crisis: Why China Will Ultimately Turn On Maduro

With business sense and political pragmatism, communist China probably sees more sense backing Ve...

India

Why Hindu Nationalism Will Never Kill Gandhi's Legacy

Despite episodes of hatred and nationalism, Gandhi's ideas are still alive and well in India.

Colombia

In Colombia, Where Gold Mining And Coca Farming Are A Toxic Mix

Mining firms, coca farmers and criminal gangs have brought social degeneration, pollution and ext...

Argentina

How The 21st Century Killed Old-Fashioned Elections

With the rise of social networking, fake news and changing psychologies, political parties have l...

Vatican City

Vatican, Costa Rica, France: #MeToo And The Sound Of Broken Silence

-Analysis- The #MeToo movement was, above all, a collective “breaking of the silence” that shifted the longstanding balance of power on the question of sexual misconduct, particularly in the ...

Argentina

Military Muscle Makes A Comeback In Latin America

From Venezuela to Brazil, Latin American armed forces are returning to front-line roles in respon...

Colombia

In Venezuela, Washington Returns To Its Imperialist Ways

The United States is meddling in the region again in line with big-money interests and the imperi...

Venezuela

Caribbean Nations Must Open Arms To Displaced Venezuelans

While many displaced Venezuelans are crossing over into Colombia or Brazil, others head offshore,...

Argentina

The 'Mid-Life Crisis' Of Latin American Democracy

As evidenced by this year's elections in Mexico and Brazil, people across the region are incr...

India

Indian Elections: Gandhi Siblings v. Mister Modi

The full plunge of Priyanka Gandhi into Indian politics, alongside brother Rahul, is a whole new ...

Mexico

Watch: OneShot — Tijuana, And The Other Sides Of Shutdown

Jonatan Matamoros, 36, climbs the border fence at La Playas de Tijuana, Mexico on December 8, 2018. He was part of a migrant caravan with his wife and son from Central America, and was scouting ...

Colombia

Why Terrorism Persists In A Post-FARC Colombia

Last week's bomb attack in Bogota is symptomatic of the state's continued inability to mo...