Preeti Aroon, copy chief at Foreign Policy, copy-edits print and web articles to ensure they are grammatically correct, free of typos, and consistent with FP's house style. Formerly a copy editor and contributing columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader, Aroon holds a master's degree in public policy from Duke University and bachelor's degrees in chemical engineering and Spanish from the University of Kentucky.
The new year has greeted many parts of the world with a freezing Arctic blast. Some have endured frustrating transportation delays, while others have been chilling out, enjoying the surrounding winter wonderland.
While many children are now enjoying summer holidays from school, others are toiling away in sweatshops. Amid the Great Recession, more parents may be pulling their children out of school and putting them to work to supplement family income.
People around the world are rising up and demanding dignity and equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. And despite a backlash, the LGBT movement marches forward, refusing to go back in the closet.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has tarnished his country's international standing, presided over a crumbling economy, and doubted the Holocaust. As Iranians head to the polls June 12, many fed-up voters are chanting, "Ahmadi bye-bye."
Working with oozing molten sulfur at a steaming crater lake, the miners of Indonesia's Kawah Ijen volcano endure wheezing lungs and bloodshot eyes to haul heavy slabs of the bright-yellow element, used in everything from cosmetics to gunpowder.