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

At one of his recent campaign stops in Durham, N.H., presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani got a question about HIV/AIDS from an unusual member of the audience, a Zambian mother of two. more

Dec 13, 2007 1:32 PM Op-Eds

Before you buy that heart-shaped box of chocolates this Valentine's Day, consider where they came from. The origin of most of the chocolate candy we consume is in West Africa. There, many small family farmers raise and harvest cocoa beans a... more

Feb 7, 2007 6:31 PM Dispatches

For the average American, the current Ethiopian invasion of Somalia is just another military operation taking place in a distant land in the war against Islamic terror. For Somalis, this invasion is nothing short of a humiliating catastroph... more

Jan 4, 2007 4:17 PM Dispatches

Critics are touting the movie "Blood Diamond" as a part of a growing genre of socially conscious Hollywood productions. But the film's good message is drowned out by the many bad ones. more

Dec 20, 2006 3:01 PM Dispatches 2 Comments