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Korean War, a ‘Forgotten’ Conflict That Shaped the Modern World

The Korean War has been called “the Forgotten War” in the United States, where coverage of the 1950s conflict was censored and its memory decades later is often overshadowed by World War II and the Vietnam War.<p>But the three-year conflict in Korea, which pitted communist and capitalist forces …

North Korea

Now the Libertarians have known sin: Reckoning with the rise of the “alt-right”

Were Ron Paul’s presidential campaigns a breeding ground for angry young white men who became the “alt-right”?<p>Last December as the smoke was clearing from the electoral explosion and many of us were still shell-shocked and wandering around blindly searching for emotional shelter, Salon's Matthew …

Where U.S. troops are stationed around the world

There were about 1.3 million active duty military personnel at the end of June this year, according to the Department of Defense's Defense Manpower …

Middle East

This Vice News Documentary from Charlottesville Is Horrifying

Watch it and share it.<p>Hundreds of white supremacists marched with torches in an American city Friday night. They arrived the next day brandishing weapons and armor. One white supremacist allegedly murdered an anti-racist protester in the street with his car and injured several others. This is what …

Killings of black men by white people are the most likely to be considered 'justifiable homicides'

When a white person kills a black man, the killer is eight times more likely to face no legal consequences (compared to homicides involving other combinations of races). Courts consider these cases justifiable homicides.<p>A new report from criminal justice nonprofit The Marshall Project found that …

Black Culture

India Proved That Madison Was Right About Federalism

An innovation by one of America's Founding Fathers helps hold together the diverse nation.<p>It’s easy to think of all the ways India and the U.S. are different, vastly separated by size, culture, religion and wealth. Yet the two are governed by a remarkably similar structure: democratic federalism, …

How an Iroquois Chief Helped Write the U.S. Constitution

History has largely forgotten Canasatego, the Iroquois chief who eloquently introduced American colonists to the federalist ideas that would shape …

Mexico’s Revenge

By antagonizing the U.S.’s neighbor to the south, Donald Trump has made the classic bully’s error: He has underestimated his victim.<p>Leer este artículo en español.<p>When Donald Trump first made sport of thumping Mexico—when he accused America’s neighbor of exporting rapists and “bad hombres,” when he …

Mexico

Racism motivated Trump voters more than authoritarianism

During the 2016 presidential campaign, many observers wondered exactly what motivated voters most: Was it income? Authoritarianism? Racial attitudes?<p>Let the analyses begin. Last week, the widely respected 2016 American National Election Study was released, sending political scientists into a flurry …

Political Science

Burmese Nobel Prize Winner Aung San Suu Kyi Has Turned Into an Apologist for Genocide Against Muslims

AUNG SAN SUU KYI IS ONE of the most celebrated human rights icons of our age: Nobel Peace Laureate, winner of the Sakharov Prize, recipient of the …

4 maps that explain wars in the Middle East and North Africa

Zohra Bensemra/Reuters The Middle East and North Africa region runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean and from Turkey to Yemen. The bulk of the region is along five waterways: The Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Persian Gulf, Black Sea, and Caspian Sea.<p>Here are four maps that explain the …

The Conservative Pipeline to the Supreme Court

With the Federalist Society, Leonard Leo has reared a generation of originalist élites. The selection of Neil Gorsuch is just his latest achievement.<p>The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Neil Gorsuch, which were held last month, in Washington, D.C., quickly fell into a pattern. Democratic …

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

Justice Alito declares carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito delivered a fascinating keynote speech at the Claremont Institute’s 2017 annual dinner on Saturday night. Alito, …

GOP hypocrisy on election aid

ONE WOULD imagine that, with President Trump and other Republicans questioning the integrity of the nation’s election systems, Congress would create an agency to help state and local officials run clean and efficient polls. In fact, the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) already exists. At least …

After The Caliphate

It has taken more than two years and cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars to drive ISIS out of Anbar province in Iraq. Its cities now resemble bombed-out wastelands, and a smoldering anger at the central government lies beneath the surface.<p>FALLUJAH, Iraq — Pandemonium erupted on the …

A ‘human slaughterhouse’ in Syria

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL calls it the “human slaughterhouse”: a Syrian military prison where thousands of civilians have been killed “after being repeatedly tortured and systematically deprived of food, water, medicine and medical care.” Allegations of atrocities against civilians are nothing new for …

Middle East

Rohingya Muslims Are the Most Persecuted Minority in the World: Who Are They?

Beaten, raped, abused, displaced and killed: this is what it means to be Rohingya Muslim today.<p>“The day the army attacked my village, my father and I …

Iranians Rally Against Trump, But Some Thank America

TEHRAN – Hundreds of thousands of Iranians heeded the call of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to demonstrate Friday against U.S. "threats” — but some had words of support for Americans.<p>There was a notable absence of burning U.S. flags during the march along Revolutionary Road that leads to …

South Asia

How Russia Became the Leader of the Global Christian Right

While the U.S. passed gay-rights laws, Moscow moved hard the other way.<p>In early April 2014, as the post-Cold War order roiled in the aftermath of Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula—the first forced annexation in Europe since the Second World War—Pat Buchanan asked a question. Taking …

Russia

Cellphone Spy Tools Have Flooded Local Police Departments

Major cities throughout the U.S. have spent millions on mobile surveillance tools—but there are still few rules about what happens to the information they capture.<p>A little after midnight on November 28, 2014, hundreds of Black Lives Matter protesters filled the streets of downtown Chicago. The …

Somalia elects Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, a Somali-American, as its ninth president

In a surprising political upset, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmaajo was declared Somalia’s new president on Wednesday (Feb. 8). Farmaajo defeated the immediate former president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud following two rounds of voting by lawmakers in the capital city’s heavily fortified airport.<p>Farmaajo …

Lion-killer Maasai turn wildlife warriors to save old enemy

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Maasai have roamed Tanzania since time immemorial. Cattle in tow, the East African pastoralists have circled the land looking for fresh grass, co-existing with nature for as long as anyone can remember.<p>But nature is not always kind. Fifty percent of the world's lion population lives in …

Thousands of other opponents of Assad died from torture and starvation at Saydnaya prison, witness reports suggest<p>As many as 13,000 opponents of Bashar al-Assad were secretly hanged in one of Syria’s most infamous prisons in the first five years of the country’s civil war as part of an …

Middle East

Study: A New Strategy To Stop Female Genital Mutilation

Why does female genital mutilation (FGM) — a practice that the U.N. has classified as violence against women — remain so entrenched in parts of the globe?<p>Researchers in Bristol, England, have come up with a new theory. They looked at data on more that 60,000 women over the age of 40 in five West …

Donald Trump Had A Superior Electoral College Strategy

How Hillary Clinton and the media missed the boat.<p><i>This is the sixth article in a series that reviews news coverage of the 2016 general election,</i> …

Government

U.S. Preps for Infowar on Russia

While Trump is still defending Putin in public, American lawmakers are quietly pumping tens of millions of dollars into a counter-propaganda …