Regional players key to Iraq crisis

The U.S. may be upping its military support to Iraq, but other players are key to resolving the conflict. As Iraq hurtles toward civil war, U.S. politicians trade blame over which party is responsible for the...

The insider who says he can change Afghanistan

Abdullah Abdullah is part of the system he says he wants to reform. The attempted assassination of Afghan presidential front-runner Abdullah Abdullah June 6 killed six people and injured 22 others in Kabul....

Amid criticism, U.S. hints at larger Syrian role

Obama's call for more support for Syrian rebels may not be enough, analysts say. The Obama administration’s Syria policy has been panned by both members of Congress and U.S. allies. Recently, the man who...

U.S. Supreme Court rejects NYT reporter leak case

A New York Times reporter who has refused to identify a confidential source to the Justice Department faces jail time after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his appeal. James Risen, a two-time Pulitzer Prize...

After coup, Thailand’s military targets media

After Thailand’s military arrested the prime minister and members of her cabinet in a coup, journalists now find themselves among those targeted by the country’s army. The military junta, calling itself...

Modi’s moment

Backlash against India's ineffective Congress-led coalition sweeps Narendra Modi and the opposition BJP to power. As the results of India’s national election came in last week it was quickly evident that...

Paraguayan reporter killed after cartel coverage

A Paraguayan broadcast journalist who had covered drug trafficking near the country’s lawless border with Brazil was shot and killed in the northern city of Pedro Juan Caballero. Fausto Gabriel Alcaraz, a...

Europe’s anti-European parties

Political parties opposed to the European project are expected to make gains The European parliamentary elections May 22-25 are expected to reflect a rising tide of skepticism about the European Union....

Brazil’s Favelas in the spotlight

As attention turns to the World Cup kicking off next month, the host Brazil is ramping up efforts to improve its image and infrastructure. One of the main targets has been Brazil’s infamous favelas. For...