Diane Cooper

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Justices Sharply Divided in Gay Rights Case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court entered the latest battleground in the culture wars on Tuesday, hearing arguments in a hard-fought clash between gay rights and claims of religious freedom that was a sort of sequel to the court’s 2015 decision establishing a constitutional right to same-sex …


The Trump-Russia scandal: a visual guide - Vox

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, pleaded guilty to one count of lying to the FBI. It's the biggest development yet in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to win the 2016 presidential …

Donald Trump

From spy to president: the rise of Vladimir Putin

He’s intent on pushing back against the Western world order ... and it appears to be working.<p>Vladimir Putin has been ruling Russia since 1999. In that time, he’s shaped the country into an authoritarian and militaristic society. Today, as president of Russia, he’s challenging the US-led Western …



2015 was the worst year for drug overdose deaths. Then 2016 came along.<p>If nothing is done, we can expect a lot of people to die: A forecast by STAT concluded that as many as 650,000 people will die over the next 10 years from opioid overdoses — more than the entire city of Baltimore. The US risks …

New York City

How Bad is the Opioid Epidemic?

The opioid epidemic has been called the worst drug crisis in American history. Death rates now rival those of AIDS during the 1990s, and with …

Trump Administration

The world’s fastest-growing refugee crisis is taking place in Myanmar. Here’s why.

More than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar since August 25. It’s a humanitarian disaster of historic proportion.<p>In what has quickly disintegrated into a humanitarian disaster of historic proportions, a staggering 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled from Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state to …

Asia Pacific

The Real Problem with Immigration... and the Real Solution

America's exceptional status as a "nation of immigrants" is being challenged by globalization, which is making both migration and terrorism much …

Asia Pacific

Rohingya crisis explained in maps

A visual explainer of the unrest in Myanmar that has forced around one million Rohingya to flee their homes.

The Rohingya Crisis

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya, a Muslim ethnic minority group, are fleeing persecution in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State, fueling a historic …


DACA Is Unconstitutional, as Obama Admitted

President Donald Trump has caught a lot of heat for rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program with a six-month wind-down. Few …


The only immigration solution

The one great service of Donald Trump’s extended peregrinations on immigration policy is to have demonstrated how, in the end, there’s only one place to go.<p>You can rail for a year about the squishy soft, weak-kneed and stupid politicians who have opened our borders to the wretched refuse of Mexico. …


North Korea’s Military Capabilities

North Korea has embarked on an accelerated buildup of weapons of mass destruction and modernization of its already large conventional …

North Korea
North Korea

How to Deal With North Korea

There are no good options. But some are worse than others.<p>点击这里阅读中文版本 | Read this article in Chinese.<p>Thirty minutes. That’s about how long it would take a nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launched from North Korea to reach Los Angeles. With the powers in Pyongyang working …

North Korea

Restarting six-party talks is the best way to fix North Korea

The pervasive sense of crisis that engulfs the Korean peninsula defies immediate solutions. It is increasingly apparent that the much-hyped “plan” …

North Korea

Ottoman Empire (1301-1922)

Introduction<p>The Ottoman Empire<p>The Ottoman Empire was the one of the largest and longest lasting Empires in history.<p>It was an empire inspired and sustained by Islam, and Islamic institutions.<p>It replaced the Byzantine Empire as the major power in the Eastern Mediterranean.<p>The Ottoman Empire reached …