The revelations from DNCLeaks have the potential to turn away a generation of voters from party politics. The explicit bias against Senator Bernie Sanders among Democratic leaders exposed by WikiLeaks—dubbed DNCLeaks—has confirmed the suspicions of millions of his millennial supporters. The revelations have potential to turn away a generation of voters from party politics—and theyRead More
Even after all the years of conflict, the battle for Helmand is something that locals find difficult to understand. Lashkar-gah. Hospitals are tough. The disinfectant smell trapped inside these walls, along with that of plastic furniture, would flood anyone with a sense of anxiety. Yet here in Helmand, one of the most troubled provinces in Read More
In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Professor Charles Schmitz, of Towson University. When Saudi Arabia and a coalition of its regional partners embarked on a military campaign against Yemen in March 2015, it was hardly predictable that the war would drag on for more than a year and morph into a humanitarian Read More
The Rio 2016 Olympic Games are a representation of the many opportunities lost by Brazil. Brazil—that is, Rio—is about to host what is perhaps the most important event of the multi-billion-dollar global industry that we call sports. You know, the Olympic Games, that exciting TV show that is broadcast every four years, and that always Read More
The lack of facts to work with couldn’t be more obvious, but this doesn’t prevent the journalists from getting the job done. What we read in newspapers isn’t just a list of facts or an objective accounts of an actual event. It’s always an exercise in style, such as this creative piece in The New York Times. Read More
The World This Week
Trump and other far-right leaders are on rise because existing elites have broken their social contract by failing to address longstanding problems or resolve deep inequalities. This week, another “shot went astray” in the United States and hit an African American man with his hands up in the...