With foreign aid on the chopping block, it’s important for Americans to understand how it works, who benefits from it and how U.S. contributions stack up.
By David Alpher for The Conversation
As costly as inaction has been in the six years since the Arab Spring uprisings first took hold in Syria, recent history suggests that removing Syrian President Bashar Assad in a hurry would be an even bigger mistake.
By Michael D. Mosettig
MEXICO CITY -- A visitor to this capital from afar, or another planet, might think Donald Trump had been elected president of Mexico.
By Larisa Epatko
When President-elect Donald Trump enters office on Jan. 20, the bloody war in Syria against the Assad regime will be nearing its sixth year. We asked several analysts what Trump should do about one of the most intractable problems he…
By Simon Reich for The Conversation
Unlike in the past, America appears as divided over key aspects of foreign policy as it is over domestic policy. So how does President-elect Donald Trump hope that to handle that divide, and what will be the major issues facing…
By Bill Corcoran and Byron Gudiel
Putting a price on carbon is just one tool in the toolbox for cutting climate pollution, not a solution in and of itself, the columnists say.
By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, special correspondent
The beginning of my journey reporting this story began with a casual conversation with a friend. “I know you are writing about child marriage in Afghanistan and India and lots of other places,“ she said. “What about what’s happening here…
By Malcolm Brabant
While trying to report on a farmers' cooperative on the Italian island of Sardinia, somehow we kicked a hornet’s nest and in the process got an interesting look at the underbelly of a country that’s struggling to cope with the…
By Fred de Sam Lazaro
We came to Ethiopia to report on the country’s response to a historic drought. We left with a very different story and a taste of how hard it is for journalists, even those on what should have been a mostly…
By Karlyn Bowman and Heather Sims
As America’s first African-American president finishes his second term, his historic presidency could be followed by another one -- that of our first female president. There are regular references to Hillary Clinton’s gender on the campaign trail, but has the…
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