It is now entirely up to Pakistan’s leaders to opt out of ideological politics and choose enlightened pragmatism. In December 2008, I met General Pervez Musharraf at the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) house in Rawalpindi. The meeting was arranged by a mutual friend, retired Colonel Aslam Cheema. Musharraf had only recently stepped down as Read More
We are witnessing the continuing relevance of public protest in the age of internet. I can still remember the thunder of police horses in Grosvenor Square, the chaos, the anger and the fear, the visceral hatred for the United States and its pointless, bullying and brutal war against the Vietnamese people. My 14-year-old sister was with Read More
The Confederation of Chilean Students is uniting young people across Chile to protest against the educational system. In 2016, Chile’s capital Santiago saw peaceful student protests erupt into violent demonstrations. Marta Matamala, who organized the Confederation of Chilean Students (CONFECH), believes President Michelle Bachelet is not on their side due to the government’s lack ofRead More
Engineering and construction firms join forces to protect workers in their supply chains. This week, six major engineering and construction companies—CH2M Hill, Vinci SA, Amec Foster Wheeler, Bechtel Corporation, Fluor Corporation and Multiplex—are hosting the inaugural meeting of a new industry-led coalition called Building Responsibly. The group will focus on the rights of workers in...Read More
In this podcast, guests discuss the controversy surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline. As the struggle between members of the Standing Rock Reservation and their allies against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) continues, History Talk takes a look at the long-term patterns of Native American relations with the US government. Hosts Jessica Blissit and Brenna Miller and guests Read More
The World This Week
Deep cracks appear between China and North Korea after the macabre murder of the half-brother of Kim Jong-un in Malaysia. The Godfather is a Hollywood classic based on the Sicilian mafia with twists and turns that make for riveting viewing. In this movie about the Corleone clan, Michael gets his...
Africa This Month
Even as Africa democratizes and strengthens the African Union, it faces a period of slow economic growth and rising debts that could lead to a crisis. In 2016, the authors began the momentous journey of narrating the oft ignored story of Africa. Our readers responded most positively and asked for...