Front Page: Foreign Affairs
In Assigning Blame For MH17, Let’s Not Forget Iran Air Flight 655 July 28, 2014
In considering Russia’s potential culpability, one must also be willing to accept the possibility that the tragedy of MH17 may be the result of unfortunate circumstances.
How MH17 Affects The Calculus On Aiding Syria’s Rebels
Now here’s a scary news mash-up: What if Putin were Obama and separatists in Ukraine were US-backed rebels in Syria? With the downed Malaysia airliner, we may have just caught a glimpse of a worst-case scenario.
The Wider Struggle For Iraq Is Playing 0ut In Baghdad’s Neighborhoods
'Frankly if your mother and father hadn't been with you, I would have killed you,' a Shia militia fighter told Ra'id a few weeks ago.
Why Are The “Big Four” Opposed To Hong Kong Democracy Demonstrations?
In newspaper ads, the “Big Four” accounting firms call Hong Kong democracy protesters a threat to “the rule of law, society, and the economy.” But it’s not clear why.
Military Operation Opens Immunization Window In Pakistan
The mass exodus of Pakistanis fleeing the dangers of war has a surprising bright side: polio vaccinators can finally reach previously unreachable children.
European Regulator’s Report May Block Bitcoin’s Path To Legitimacy
California simply repealed the state’s prohibition on “anything but the lawful money of the U.S.,” but in Europe, bitcoin’s acceptance and integration is not so simple.
US Government Funding (A Different) Anti-Castro Social Network In Cuba
ZunZuneo, the so-called 'Cuban Twitter,' was reported in April but actually closed in 2012. Meet Piramideo, a mobile network aimed at young people.
Will Afghanistan Be The New Iraq?
The pessimists — and those who want to put the blame for the mess squarely on Obama — have no doubt that it will.
Leaks: EU Wants “Free Access” To US Fossil Fuels, Lift Ban On Oil Exports In TTIP Agreement
The U.S. is now producing more oil than Russia and Saudi Arabia, so it’s no wonder that the oil-hungry European bloc would come knocking.
In Kenya, Protests And Tear Gas Cloud A Nation’s Future
A former paragon of African stability, Kenya is now a country on the brink. But a recent peaceful rally may be a sign that collapse isn’t inevitable.
Illegal Wildlife And Charcoal Trades Fuel Terror Groups In Africa, Says UN Report
The report covers the gamut of illegal trade, including elephant ivory poaching, other animal poaching, illicit timber and charcoal extraction, illegal fisheries and improper waste dumping.
Government Under New Pressure To Release Guantánamo Videotapes July 7, 2014
“On paper those things don’t seem terribly bad, but videotapes of them … have the potential to completely change the public debate,” one attorney says of force-feeding.
The Thai Junta Is Targeting Myanmar Migrants
“They told us by the loudspeaker that they were going to all the homes and we have to stand outside with our papers,” said the 24-year-old migrant worker from Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma.
#Mintcasts: What the MSM Won’t Tell You About ISIS, Greater Plan To Fragment ME
Author of Globalization Of NATO and research associate at the Center for Research on Globalization Mahdi Nazemroaya joins us to discuss the latest about Iraq.
Photo Essay: Pakistan’s Shigar Fort, From Shambles To Chic Sustainability
A 400-year-old fort undergoes a major facelift, and in the process, an impoverished town gets much-needed opportunities.
The Kurdish Peshmerga And Iraqi Army’s Rocky Relationship
Their land grab of Kirkuk during the first days of a swiftly moving crisis left many in Baghdad stunned. Immediately, tensions spiked between the Kurdish leadership and Iraq’s central government.
U.S. Tying Aid To Agribusiness In El Salvador, Groups Warn
The U.S. State Department stands accused of conditioning development aid to El Salvador to benefit and boost foreign agribusiness in the Central American nation.
Ahmed Chalabi Pushed For The US Invasion Of Iraq. Will He Be The Country’s Next PM?
Ahmed Chalabi rolled into a displaced persons camp in northern Iraq on Saturday with his entourage, and held an impromptu press conference that looked very much like a campaign stop.
Young Saudis Embrace Internet Satire, Reject Wahhabism
Saudi's web-savvy youth, still highly devout, are reconsidering what Islam means in their social lives.
On World Refugee Day, Israel’s Asylum-seekers Suffer Religious Discrimination
Some 50,000 Sudanese and Eritreans hope for refugee status in Israel. Many of them believe that because they are not Jewish, they don’t stand a chance.
Can America Ever Return To Non-Interventionism?
Insurgency Issue In Iraq Begs Questions On U.S. Political Entanglements.
Search For Israeli Teens Continues: West Bank Residents Respond To The Lockdown
“We are all being punished for this,” a taxi driver says of the roadblocks, raids, arrests and other restrictions on Palestinians during an ongoing Israeli manhunt.