Peace

Argument

The Peace Bridge to Nowhere

Changing how peacebuilding organizations measure success could save aid projects that are stuck trying to meet rigid, dated, and increasingly arbitrary goals in conflict zones.

Andrew Blum |

COLUMN

If You Want Peace, You Have to Plan for It

How the world is training the next generation of peacebuilders.

Kristin Lord |

Argument

A Dirty Hyphenated Word

Nation-building is the only thing that can fix Libya and Syria. So why has President Obama basically ruled it out?

Suzanne Nossel |

Argument

Take Away Their Guns -- Then We'll Talk

There will never be peace in the Holy Land until Hamas is totally disarmed.

Avigdor Liberman |

Dispatch

You Can't Go Home Again

Georgians from the would-be state of Abkhazia have spent decades trying to rebuild their lives after conflict forced them from their homes. But today, the wounds of war still feel fresh.

Paul Brian |

Dispatch

How Not to End a Plague

From thuggish quarantines to botched burials, is the Liberian government’s handling of the Ebola crisis making it worse?

Clair MacDougall |

COLUMN

The U.S.-Israel Relationship Arrives at a Moment of Reckoning

An exclusive talk with former U.S. Special Envoy Martin Indyk on Israel’s new allies, the Gaza blowup, and why Washington shrugged when the peace process collapsed.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

Mowing the Grass and Taking Out the Trash

Israel doesn't want to wipe out Hamas, and putting it in a corner will only backfire.

Daniel Byman |

Argument

How to Prevent Total Disaster in South Sudan

After half a year of fighting, the world's newest country is barreling toward calamity. But its leaders can pull it back from the brink -- if they choose to do so.

Rajiv Shah |

Dispatch

Exploited in the Southern Sun

After fleeing their homes and surviving a perilous Mediterranean crossing, African migrants in Italy are falling prey to labor gangs.

Maxim Tucker |

Dispatch

South Sudan's Coming Famine

Renewed fighting in the war-torn country has derailed humanitarian relief efforts, and now tens of thousands are facing starvation.

Ty McCormick |

Argument

Mayhem at the Hay Adams

Security teams for two African leaders cracked skulls -- literally -- at the White House's big leadership summit. That should never be allowed to happen again.

Jeffrey Smith |

Dispatch

'A Reckoning Hasn't Happened'

A new tribunal might prosecute some of Kosovo’s top leaders for gruesome crimes allegedly committed in the late 1990s, including organ trafficking and murder. But could it actually deliver justice?

Valerie Hopkins |

COLUMN

On Israel's Defeat in Gaza

Hamas will dig out from under the rubble and the world will remember the image of four boys killed on a beach.

David Rothkopf |

Argument

South Sudan's Road to Peace

If South Africa's political factions could reconcile, so can South Sudan's warring parties.

Desmond Tutu |

Argument

How to Fix It

Ending this war in Gaza begins with recognizing Hamas as a legitimate political actor.

Jimmy Carter |

Argument

Immunity Cannot Allow Impunity

African leaders want to exempt themselves from prosecution for terrible crimes -- but new research shows their people aren't as forgiving as they might think. 

Jon Temin |

Argument

Turn On, Retweet, Tune Out

From Syria to Gaza to #BringBackOurGirls, what makes people care about stories one minute -- and forget about them the next?

Lauren Wolfe |

Report

Negotiating the Next War

Allowing rebels to leverage a cease-fire into political power will only lead to more death in the Central African Republic -- as it has in South Sudan and too many other African states.

Rebecca Hamilton |

Dispatch

In Congo, a Disabled Peace

Security is improving in the eastern part of the country -- so why are many refugees worse off than before?

Ty McCormick |

Argument

Development Déjà Vu

How can the new BRICS bank avoid repeating the same mistakes and egregious human rights violations of the World Bank?

Lauren Carasik |

Argument

Justice for MH17

The world wants to hold someone accountable for the 298 people killed. But determining whom to go after -- and how to hold them responsible -- won’t be easy.

Rebecca Hamilton |

Feature

100 Days of Violence, Rumors, and Loss

Since Boko Haram seized the girls of Chibok, Nigeria has racked up the world’s highest terrorism fatality rate -- and the country is beset by nasty conspiracy theories about who is to blame.

Andrew Walker |

Argument

The Crowd Who Would Be King

Technology is connecting people all over the world, giving them new power and a stronger voice. But is it making government any better?

Sheldon Himelfarb |

Argument

How to Roll Out the Red Carpet for Africa

Obama's major summit with the continent's leaders will only succeed if the White House eschews autocrats in favor of a new generation of democratic champions. 

Jeffrey Smith |

COLUMN

Suspended Animation in the Strip

For Gaza’s young and ambitious, the ongoing war is just another one of life’s many challenges.

Lauren Bohn |

COLUMN

Israel and Hamas Need Each Other

The two warring actors may hate each other, but they can't seem to live without each other either.

Aaron David Miller |

Argument

Has Kenya Destroyed the ICC?

The body blows dealt by Nairobi have human rights groups questioning whether the court can -- or should -- prosecute atrocities in South Sudan and other African states.

Michela Wrong |

Argument

People Power

The United States has the blueprint for a smarter way to make peace. Now it has to use it.

Christopher Holshek |