Read along with Global Comment’s editors on the news of note this week, from the history of voting rights to extraditing El Chapo to environmental racism.
Syrians become the largest per-capita population of refugees in the world for quite some time. Could anything have prevented this?
Strongman authoritarian regimes are once again emerging in the post-Arab Spring.
“First to Fall” is an unflinching look not just into the struggle that would eventually oust Gaddafi, but a cinematic, exacting account of how war turns boys into men.
Though rival factions and NATO posturing may compromise these efforts, Libya’s relative wealth at least gives transition leaders the material means to establish legitimacy
Would Gadhafi exist if the western nations treated The Third World fairly and did not interfere in the affairs of other nations for their own interests? It is unlikely he would have any raison d’être
“What has Muammar Gaddafi been up to for the past two decades? And who are these ‘African mercenaries’ who are killing civilians?” Kristin Rawls has the answer.
Many other Arab states lack the serendipitous unity of Tunisia and Egypt, making their hopeful democratic transitions more challenging.