world affairs

Italy

Why Matteo Salvini Risks Winding Up Like Marine Le Pen

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

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...

India

Modi Putting India's Future At Risk With Kashmir Gambit

It's taken the powerful prime minister just 100 days into his second term to compromise the feder...

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...

Ecuador

The Many Misconceptions About 'Liberalism'

Partisans of political moderation are mistaken if they are looking for the ideals of the European...

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...

Nigeria

Watch: OneShot — UNICEF: Back To School, Bravo Teachers

Holidays are over, and it's back to school. Frightening or fun, this week marks the beginning of a new adventure for millions of children around the world who will be given a great opportunity to ...

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...

Venezuela

The Brutal Truths Of Maduro's 'Last Stand' In Venezuela

Venezuela's authoritarian leader is tightening the screws on his armed forces, the former regime ...

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 ...

United States

The Backlash To Globalization Did Not Begin With Trump

President Trump is not curbing global trade alone, but is part of a trend traced back to the cras...

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...

India

Kashmir: Revoking Article 370 Is Undemocratic And Dangerous

Indian Prime Minister Modi's decision is both unsurprising, and a shock.