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Background on the crisis in the Central African Republic
The main rebel grievances against the government
The French role in CAR
Louisa: It’s irresponsible to talk about “genocide”
The rise of CAR’s new (female!) president
How to address the humanitarian catastrophe
No, Kim Jong-un’s uncle wasn’t killed by hungry dogs
Does Dennis Rodman’s visit to North Korea matter?
The meaning of the purge of Jang Song Thaek
Internal power struggles in Pyongyang
Is the North Korean economy improving?
Analyzing the North’s new propaganda line
The political roots of the crisis in South Sudan
Has South Sudan been doomed from the start?
How a split between two men sparked the crisis
Possible ways to resolve the conflict
American leverage and Chinese leverage
Did the US err by prioritizing South Sudan over Darfur?
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s rise to power…
…and his mafia-esque reign
The mass demonstrations in Kiev
Will a Russian bailout end Ukraine’s political unrest?
Why Putin may pardon Khodorkovsky, the jailed oligarch
Putin’s fear of protests, both in Moscow and Kiev
Scenes from the mass demonstrations in Kiev
Ukraine, torn between Putin and the European Union
Ukrainian politics since the Orange Revolution
What do the demonstrators want?
The American role, or lack thereof, in Ukraine
Why Volodymyr is optimistic about Ukraine’s future
Optimism on AIDS?
Treatment as prevention
PEPFAR, George W. Bush’s life-saving legacy in Africa
What individual countries are doing to fight HIV
Preventing mother-to-child transmission of the virus
Why an AIDS vaccine is still unlikely
What’s the deal with Iran?
Eli’s scoop on Iranian nuclear capabilities from an ex-CIA agent
Will the deal be undone by the enrichment issue?
Who’s afraid of US-Iran rapprochement?
Debating the history of the Iranian regime
Eli: This deal could lead to war
Why typhoons are getting worse in the Philippines
Tacloban, ground zero for the storm’s impact
The Filipino diaspora’s moment
How the international community deals with natural disasters
What’s next for the Philippines?
Are rich countries responsible for Haiyan?
Hamid Karzai’s latest thoughts on drones
After the US withdraws, what’s next for Afghanistan?
Sympathy for the Taliban
What’s at stake in next year’s elections
How Afghans see Americans
What Najib’s organization does
How Toronto came to elect a crack-smoking mayor
Is Rob Ford about to be indicted?
The Torontonians who still support Ford
Mayoral contender Olivia Chow, the anti-Ford
The shockingly high odds of Ford getting reelected
Scandal in the Canadian Senate, a strange place
Background on the Geneva talks with Iran
Does Iran have a right to a civilian nuclear program?
The risk of disappointment
The concession Iran may not be able to make
What good relations with Iran would look like
Local color from Geneva
International law for dummies
Is it against the law for the US to punish Syria’s lawbreaking?
What Kosovo can teach us about Syria
Does Iran’s nuclear program violate international law?
The consequences of bombing Iran
Is there a way to fix the UN?