A year after the “Bring Back Our Girls” campaign brought Nigeria’s struggle with Boko Haram to the international fore, the situation in much of the country is far from improved.
In order to gain popular legitimacy, Die Linke must divorce its present-day image from that of the former Socialist Unity Party of East Germany.
The exhibition of the Shenyang J-31, China’s second domestic stealth fighter, is the most recent effort by the People’s Liberation Army to expand China’s strategic capability into the Pacific.
As this year’s G20 summit kicks off in Brisbane, tensions are mounting between Tony Abbott’s conservative leaning government and leaders in the US, Europe, and China.
This past Friday, the governor of Kagoshima, Yūichirō Itō, approved the reinstatement of the Sendai nuclear plant, the first step in a long political battle to reestablish nuclear energy in Japan. Kwame Newton evaluates the merits and demerits of a “renuclearized” Japan, and calls for patience.
Following Blaise Compaore’s resignation from the presidency in Burkina Faso, the United States and its Western allies must ensure a peaceful, yet expedient, transition of power.
This Wednesday, four former Blackwater agents were sentenced for various counts of voluntary and attempted manslaughter with a count of murder for their role in the 2007 shootings in Baghdad that killed 17 Iraqis and wounded nearly 20 others. According to Kwame Newton, private military contractors should be subject to the same legal standards as American troops.
A new trial began this Friday for the two highest-ranking members of the Khmer Rouge, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, for their part in the Cambodian Genocide. Kwame Newton argues that, with many of the trials occurring so long after the crimes themselves, even the harshest rulings seem somewhat irrelevant.