Full story - November 05, 2019
Palm trees on fire
For a growing number of novelists, climate change hints at the dark secret of the perfect place, of bad decisions that all America shares.
Full story - November 04, 2019
An aerial view shows makeshift shelters at the Dagahaley camp in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border in Garissa County, Kenya, on April 3, 2011.
For the most part, host governments favor camps because they see them as a means of isolating potential troublemakers and forcing the international community to assume responsibility.
Full story - October 29, 2019
This SDS Sigma 7 computer sent the first message over the predecessor of the internet in 1969. 
Today’s vast communications web is a result of governments and regulators making choices that collectively built the internet as it is now.
Full story - October 28, 2019
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Common sense would suggest the world is indeed now a much safer place with ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's passing. Unfortunately, however, there is no guarantee this will prove to be true in practice. 
Full story - October 24, 2019
A warhead with a dark pointed end is pictured
The US began pulling nuclear bombs out of NATO countries after the Cold War ended, and since 2000 has removed 40 bombs from Turkey. There are still 50 there.
Full story - October 24, 2019
Since the start of the conflict in Syria more than seven years ago, Turkey has hosted a steadily increasing number of refugees from that civil war.
Full story - October 23, 2019
A black-and-white section of a painting of a woman surrounded by men in Puritan garb.
Using “witch hunt” to decry purportedly baseless allegations reflects a misunderstanding of American history. Witch trials didn’t target the powerful. They persecuted society’s most marginal members — particularly women.
Full story - October 22, 2019
A woman in a headscarf looks at the camera as she puts a baby in a stroller
After eight years of welcoming people fleeing Syria’s civil war, the Turkish public is beginning to turn against Syrian refugees. But if the Turkish president does deport Syrian refugees, he won’t be sending them to a “safe zone,” as promised. These extremely vulnerable people would be deported into the lines of combat in this contested, oil-rich zone.
Full story - October 21, 2019
US President Barack Obama shakes the hand of Pakstani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
Do you say “Iraq” as “ear-rock” or “eye-rack”?
Full story - October 18, 2019
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is shown walking past the EU and UK flags.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson secured a new Brexit deal from the European Union. It's product of months of planning by the British government, so it’s reasonable to ask what has actually changed since former Prime Minister Theresa May struck her original deal.