Mugabe’s demise brought renewed optimism to a country ravaged by decades of tyranny and economic mismanagement. more

Dec 19, 2017 11:50 AM Dispatches

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Gerry Simpson

The government is telling asylum seekers, “Go back and die in Nigeria.” The U.S. needs to pressure Cameroon to stop mass deportation. more

Oct 30, 2017 12:00 AM Op-Eds

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Mark Fiore

Trump dug himself into a hole by saying how great he is at consoling families of fallen soldiers. That claim has been disproved after Trump told the widow of a fallen soldier, “He knew what he signed up for”. more

Oct 26, 2017 11:51 AM Dispatches


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It looks like Trump has finally found an area where he beats Obama, hands down. more

Oct 25, 2017 12:33 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

A Syrian refugee describes the challenges he faces stuck in Finnish immigration. more

Oct 24, 2016 2:48 PM Dispatches

Who is behind the most recent chaos? more

Aug 9, 2016 6:23 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

President Obama’s recent Africa tour could be of great significance. more

Jul 29, 2015 5:00 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

Few events bring together the entire world in collective celebration. Feb. 11, 1990, was such a day, when Nelson Mandela walked out of prison after 27 years of incarceration. more

Feb 11, 2015 2:56 PM Op-Eds

The Ebola crisis has revealed severe deficiencies in how the American health care system works, experts say. more

Oct 17, 2014 7:41 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

After word of Nelson Mandela's death was announced, my son and nephew both called just to check on me. more

Dec 16, 2013 3:28 PM Dispatches

By Brian Gilmore This week we celebrate the life and courage of Nelson Mandela. But let's also pause to remember and salute all of the many men and women, right here in the United States, who fought against apartheid in South Africa. Let... more

Dec 12, 2013 3:20 PM Op-Eds

With Nelson Mandela's illness and President Obama's recent South Africa visit, it is a good time to assess the impact of Mahatma Gandhi on the South African icon."As he toured Robben Island [where Mandela was imprisoned] with his family, Obama wa... more

Jul 3, 2013 12:48 PM Dispatches

2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has overcome tremendous adversity. more

Sep 13, 2012 5:27 PM Dispatches

President Obama's decision to wage war on Libya is unconstitutional, naive and hypocritical. more

Mar 24, 2011 12:47 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

Our founders would be appalled that a President of the United States could launch the country into an armed conflict half a world away without a formal declaration of war by Congress, much less barely any discussion of it by the House or by... more

Mar 19, 2011 10:38 PM Op-Eds

The regime of 87-year-old strongman Robert Mugabe has sought to pre-empt the types of protests that have shaken autocrats in North Africa and the Middle East. Yet, a constellation of internal and external events may finally bring an end to ... more

Mar 9, 2011 2:05 PM Op-Eds

From Tunisia and Egypt, the "bug" of democratic aspiration has now spread to Bahrain and Libya. In each country, events are being played out quite differently. more

Feb 24, 2011 1:41 PM Dispatches

“I look forward to more freedom from January onward,” Carter said, noting that the Bush Administration has classified more secrets than any other in U.S history more

Feb 28, 2008 6:51 PM Op-Eds

In his recent trip to Africa, President Bush basked in approval he could not get at home. But his policies toward Africa don’t merit such acclaim. more

Feb 27, 2008 2:48 PM Op-Eds

We must stop the violence in Kenya. To do so, we must recognize that the Kenyan opposition is a mirror image of the ruling party. more

Jan 29, 2008 3:09 PM Op-Eds