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Htoo Tay Zar

I interviewed Aung San Suu Kyi the day of her release from house arrest in 1995. Even then, neither she nor her supporters understood the complexities of Myanmar’s 135 officially recognized ethnic groups. more

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Presidencia El Salvador

An intense political crisis has led to dramatic intimidation tactics and condemnation from the international community. more

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Reese Erlich

As militant protests roil the city of Basra in Iraq, two summer films give a fuller sense of what U.S. occupation there has wrought. more

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Department of Defense/Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro

President Donald Trump is back on the stump, trumpeting his alleged triumphs since the 2016 election. Somehow, he never mentions Afghanistan. more

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U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Joshua J. Garcia

On August 9, a U.S.-supported Saudi airstrike bombed a bus carrying schoolchildren in Sa’ada, a city in northern Yemen. more

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League of Filipino Students

The Philippine National Police, implicated in the suppression of labor movements and President Duterte’s war on drugs, receive a significant amount of funding through U.S. foreign military financing. more

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An unheralded word change to Trump’s Department of Defense mission statement is unsettling—to say the least. more

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Reese Erlich

Along the way in its relationship with the United States, China has made decisions that put it in a stronger position than the typical developing country. more

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A new Amnesty International report implicates UAE-backed forces in Yemen—which are supported by the U.S.—in the torture and other mistreatment of detainees. more

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The president hopes we’ll break our Russia tunnel vision and set sights on Iran. We should. more

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Whistleblowergov.org

Being a whistleblower is often not appreciated at the time the whistle is blown. more

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Reese Erlich

We’ll see if anything significant about Syria comes out of the Putin-Trump summit. But don’t hold your breath. more

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The underlying cause of the violence they are escaping is a trail of blood and culpability that can be traced right back to the United States. more

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Jeff Abbott

The U.S. government for decades intervened in Guatemala to throttle indigenous efforts toward land reform—including training the country’s military in making people “disappear.” People there continue to reckon with the loss. more

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The existence of the United Nations' 2017 Ban Treaty still remains unknown to many Americans. more

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Ilgar Jafarov

All that camaraderie, all that global shared experience, and no United States. Given the state of geopolitics, it’s disturbingly symbolic. more

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The unlikely collaborators dream of unity between two nations with a tumultuous history––and reveal startling secrets from the deep state. more

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Nothing about Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ approach is addressing the root cause of migration. more

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He sits down with The Progressive: “Any trade war, no matter how small, can easily escalate, with grave consequences.” more

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Mark Fahey

Democratic and Republican hawks in Washington are already trying to make sure there’s no meaningful peace accord. And history is on their side. After all, that’s what happened with every previous peace effort. more

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