4-H claims its Africa program benefits kids — but is it also creating a market for genetically modified corn?
Smuggling and subterfuge in the North African desert.
Guns, gold, and blowback from the failed drug war in Colombia.
Despite US military efforts, maritime insecurity has been markedly on the rise in the Gulf of Guinea.
A hushed Pentagon investigation reveals just how poorly US Africa Command has handled its humanitarian missions.
Civil war and food insecurity in South Sudan — and how US nation-building crashed and burned in Africa.
Is the conflict in South Sudan the opening salvo in the battle for a continent?
While other Persian Gulf states fight a proxy war with Iran, Oman is ushering in an era of cooperation.
Neocon think tanks get millions from wealthy donors, which they use to game the system, buy influence — and push for regime change.
A New York tycoon won a deal to build a “sustainable” palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, and bribery.
How American drone strikes are devastating Yemen.
What it’s like to be gay in Putin’s Russia amidst an alarming — and frequently violent — government crackdown.
The US championed a bloodythirsty torturer to fight the original war on terror. He’s finally being brought to justice.
A recounting of three horrific civilian massacres by coalition forces — and a probe of the inadequate safeguards put in place after the fact.
Coalition forces in Afghanistan pay compensation to civilian victims and their survivors — but keep no comprehensive records, and the US military denies all responsibility.
Despite rules of engagement to the contrary, targeting of military-age males pervades the entire chain of command — up to the Oval Office.
Gen. Stanley McChrystal put it best: “Because of civilian casualties, I think we have just about eroded our credibility here.”
If you want stats from the government, you better be prepared to pay.
Even among staunchly antiwar politicians and pundits, few bother to mention the cost of the war to civilians.
The world’s most dangerous megacity is the next frontier in the global meth trade.