The small West African country has its own long history of human rights abuses. The Gambia's Justice Minister says those experiences — along with memories of the world's silence on the Rwandan genocide — inspired The Gambia to bring a case against Myanmar to the International Court of Justice.
When it comes to the nightmare scenario of two nuclear powers becoming embroiled in an escalatory spiral resulting in mutual, increasingly destructive nuclear strikes, the historical record is bare. But, experts are studying what the likelihood that a conventional war between China and the US could escalate into a nuclear war.
Corruption played a toxic and central role in hampering the United States' efforts in Afghanistan from day one. Sarah Peck, a lawyer and former diplomat who served as the anti-corruption officer at the US embassy in Kabul from 2009 to 2010, tells The World's Marco Werman what she observed.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is in DC to meet with Trump administration officials. Andrew Weiss of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace says the optics of the visit, which comes on the heels of Ukraine-Russia peace talks, "could not be worse."
Ambassador Douglas Lute, a three-star Army general who served as the White House’s top adviser on Afghanistan under presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, talked to The World about the war in Afghanistan.
The House Judiciary Committee is formally hearing evidence of alleged wrongdoing against President Donald Trump Monday, as it moves toward a likely vote on whether to approve formal impeachment charges.
The impeachment inquiry has put American support for Ukraine into question. But the US is still very active in supporting training missions for Ukraine's military as it fights a hot war against Russian aggression in Eastern Ukraine.