America’s accomplishments on the road to equality should not make us complacent, says Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Just a few weeks after the historic March on Washington, which was led by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963, saw nearly 200,000 people descend on the US capital to demand racial justice, the retaliation came. One of Read More
Has Narendra Modi succeeded in removing black money from the economy or has he brought India to its knees? Spending the last day of the year in Udaipur, India, I stumbled upon a street restaurant called Bombay Pav Bhaji. After my meal, I took out Rs300 ($4.40) to pay the owner. He asked me to Read More
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a look back at the great man’s political and spiritual heritage. The name Martin Luther King Jr. is iconic in the United States. The outgoing 44th president, Barack Obama, spoke of King in both his Democratic National Convention (DNC) nomination acceptance and victory speeches in 2008: “ brought Americans from Read More
Will there be a peaceful transition of power in The Gambia? It’s clear that Adama Barrow, the president-elect of The Gambia, has the support of most African nations and the wider international community. His inauguration—scheduled for January 19—marks a watershed moment for the Gambian people and the nation’s democratic future, one that some pro-reform analysts see Read More
What the Trump administration might mean for climate change. There are so many uncertainties and questions ahead of President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration as to what course the new administration may take. Yet none are perhaps as pressing and concerning as the fate of America’s policy and strategy on climate change. Trump’s views on and plans Read More
The World This Week
In a historic speech, John Kerry all but admits that the most right-wing government in Israeli history has buried his cherished two-state solution. Even as the world rung in the New Year, attacks in Baghdad and Istanbul left many dead. An elected representative in the United States who likes to...
Africa This Month
Even as economic turmoil buffets the continent, elections are the flavor of the season as big men start to tumble from their thrones. Twelve fateful months ago, the authors decided they would tell a new “story of Africa with its multitudinous cadences and intricate plots.” Over the last 11...