Images of violence are examples of art defined by politics as much as protest.
For smaller, less strategically significant nations like New Zealand, staying in America’s graces is a costly endeavor.
The US Department of Justice has laid out indictments for a slew of top FIFA executives, but will this be enough to clean up soccer’s governing body?
A new tragedy is currently unfolding in Sudan, but the international community has barely paid any attention.
In places like Northern Ireland, conflicts over flags serve as microcosms for conflicts over larger issues.
Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, divisions between Europe and Russia remain in Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine — mostly due to Vladimir Putin.
Despite the 2007 shooting in Nisour Square and other similarly tragic incidents, private military contractors (PMCs) continue to operate in a largely unregulated and unaccountable fashion. Michael Alter discusses the history of “security contracting” and examines the growth of the PMC industry.
Earlier this week, the small nation of Tunisia held its first round of democratic elections under its new constitution. Michael Alter recounts Tunisia’s transition from dictatorship to constitutional democracy, and argues that the future is bright.
In his first year in office, Pope Francis has traveled far and wide, visiting the “Catholic periphery” and asserting the Church’s relevance in global politics. Michael Alter examines how Francis has already done much more than his predecessors to keep the Church meaningful, not only to his own flock, but to others as well.