Global Politics

Our stories explore the politics behind the news, with analysis ranging from Washington, DC to Damascas, Syria

Global Politics

Just a mile from Gaza, a Kibbutznik cartoonist holds steadfast to his left wing beliefs

For all of his 61 years, Israeli political cartoonist Arnon Avni has lived in a kibbutz just a mile from the Gaza Strip. He's proud of his left-wing roots and remains steadfast in his liberal politics but his expectations have changed. Avni no longer speaks realistically of peace with Palestinians. His hope these days is for a reconciliation between Arabs and Israelis, an agreement that they have two drastically different narratives and that both can be right.

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History of royal diseases

The British royal family was once known for certain disorders like hemophilia and porphyria. Anchor Marco Werman talks with medicine geneticist Alan Rushton. Rushton is the author of "Royal Maladies: Inherited Diseases in the Royal Houses of Europe."

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Organic Farming in China

China may not be the first place that comes to mind when thinking about places that American organic farmers could learn from. American advocates of a safe and sustainable food chain learned a few things on their recent trip to organic farms near Beijing.