Peace

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 |

Dispatch

Will Congo's Rebels Finally Come in From the Cold?

The DRC's most notorious outlaws may finally be ready to end their 20-year war of rape and plunder.

Ty McCormick |

Report

Losing the Lonely War

Suicide is becoming a crisis among people affected by Syria's protracted civil war -- and no one is talking about it.

Lauren Wolfe |

Argument

Stay Home and Stay Out of This Fight

Why John Kerry has no business trying to make peace between Israel and Gaza right now.

Aaron David Miller |

COLUMN

The Middle East Has Thrown in the Towel on Making Peace with Israel

New polls from across the region show a deep pessimism on the possibility of a non-violent, two-state solution.

Bruce Stokes |

Dispatch

The Hidden Victims of India's Suicide Belt

Farmers are killing themselves over debt in Punjab state -- and leaving wives, daughters, and other women behind.  

Mallika Kaur |

Feature

Nowhere Land

After 40 years of fighting in the desert for their unrecognized country, the people of Western Sahara may be on the cusp of collapsing into extremism - and it could be the thing that saves them.

David Conrad |

Argument

Holding It Together

Ending conflict demands more than knowing why countries go to pieces -- it calls for knowing why they don't.

Jon Temin |

Report

Through Syria, Darkly

Will Assad agree to a political solution? Can ISIS be defeated? A sobering report from the latest PeaceGame.

Kristin Lord |

Argument

Can Santos Finally Make Peace in Colombia?

As Juan Manuel Santos rolls to a second term, can he finally put the war with the FARC to bed?

Michael Shifter |

Argument

Could Colombia's Election Kill Its Peace Process?

Oscar Iván Zuluaga has vowed to axe talks with the FARC if he wins. But can he really follow through?

Virginia Bouvier |

Argument

Even Killer Robots Have a Gender Gap

The United Nations isn't following its own rules on equality -- and it's time to make it start.

Jody Williams |

Argument

Make Money, End Poverty

Corporations really could make the world a better place -- if only the U.N. and state governments would treat them as equal partners. 

Johan Bergenas |

Report

Foxes Guarding a Hen House

A new U.N. report reveals that peacekeepers sent to the Central African Republic took sides in the conflict. 

Rebecca Hamilton |

Argument

To Save Lives, or Not to Save Lives

The U.N. is debating whether it can legally defy Bashar al-Assad and deliver aid across Syria's borders. Meanwhile, millions of people are suffering.

Rachel Brandenburg |

Report

How to Bleed a Country

Guatemala’s government continues to deny a genocide, violently repress activists, and undermine the rule of law. Has anything really changed since civil war ended nearly 20 years ago?

Lauren Carasik |

Argument

Xi Jinping's Bad Dream

On the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, China is writing a new legacy of repression.

Salil Shetty |

Argument

Assad's Hollow Mandate

Syria's presidential election might be a farce -- but that doesn't mean it isn't dangerous.

Steven Heydemann |

Argument

The Strategy Killer

Rising global violence threatens more than humanity's collective conscience. In 2014, America should seize two critical opportunities to address it.

Kristin Lord |

Report

As if Catastrophic Flooding Wasn't Bad Enough…

The waters drowning Bosnia have unearthed thousands of land mines.

Valerie Hopkins |

Argument

Counterinsurgency for Foxes

The Pentagon's new COIN manual doesn't offer a big, bold vision for fighting wars -- and that's a very good thing. 

Ganesh Sitaraman |

COLUMN

Is the ICC Investigating Crimes by U.S. Forces in Afghanistan?

A warm relationship between the Obama administration and the International Criminal Court is in danger over new inquiries about U.S. detainee abuse.

David Bosco |