Front Page: Foreign Affairs
Pinochet’s Chile: A Playground For Complicit Foreigners October 30, 2014
An agricultural commune-turned Pinochet detention and torture center led by a German man accused of child sexual molestation could provide a major key to unraveling and laying bare the atrocities of the dictatorship era.
Crucifixion Sentence Of Political Dissident Sparks Backlash That Threatens Saudi Monarchy
Al Saud may not have realized the storm of criticism and furor it was inviting when a popular Shiite cleric was violently arrested, jailed and ultimately sentenced to death. As the political and religious leader withers in jail, dissent is simmering to a boil within Saudi borders.
Bahrain’s Inconvenient Revolution: A Battle Between A King And A Family Of Freedom Fighters
“There is a pattern of economic interests, political allegiances and military parameters that come into play when it comes to Bahrain. We know that, but yet a people cannot be made to live in slavery because it is politically and economically convenient to foreign powers.”
In Pakistan, The Push To Eradicate Polio Competes With “The Zillion Other Issues”
Despite hundreds of millions in international aid funds, vaccination drives and decades of awareness campaigns, Pakistan remains polio’s last refuge.
In Recognizing Palestinian State, Sweden And UK Legitimize Israeli Settler-Colonialism
Though largely applauded as a promising first step toward broader recognition of the legitimacy of a Palestinian state, Sweden and the U.K.’s recognition of a Palestinian state, in fact, only further legitimizes Israel’s illegal, imperialist-backed colonization.
Homeless Syrian Refugees Eking Out An Income On The Streets Of Istanbul
Washing windows, selling packets of tissues, stretching out an open hand to passersby -- Syrians who have fled to Turkey from the ongoing chaos at home find themselves doing anything just to get by.
Australia Is Curtailing Civil Liberties In Response To The Islamic State
IS has spooked Australia's government to push through a series of reforms reminiscent of post-9/11 America.
The Arab Revolution No One Saw Coming
Aware that words often cut deeper than swords, Yemen’s old guard unleashes a media storm on another group that is galvanizing support among Yemenis disillusioned with officials and politics as usual.
ISIS Establishes Camps To Radicalize Children Of Iraq, Syria
By turning the youth of its enemies into the militant group’s future soldiers, ISIS is brainwashing a generation of Iraqis and Syrians in an attempt to ensure its own future.
US-India Ties Reflect US Focus On China, South Asia
The U.S. is looking for a strong ally in Asia to counterbalance China’s rise. Will India be able to elbow Pakistan out of its way so it can gain a strong foothold in Washington?