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January 4, 2018

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe-land-rights-farm-Mugabe Recently Evicted White Farmer Gets His Land Back in Zimbabwe

President Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe ordered the return of Lesbury Farm to the white Smart family after they were forcibly evicted this June by the Mugabe administration.

October 10, 2017

Refugees and Displaced Persons
Ethnic Yazidis flee the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq. How Does the U.S. Refugee System Work?

The United States has long accepted refugees from around the world, but President Trump’s executive orders on immigration have sparked debate over the national security implications of its refugee pr…

June 21, 2017

Nigeria
Pope Demands Obedience From Nigerian Catholics Pope Demands Obedience From Nigerian Catholics

Pope Francis has demanded that priests of the Roman Catholic diocese of Ahiara accept the bishop appointed by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012 and that each priest in the diocese write him a personal letter…

March 31, 2017

International Organizations
RTSYYW5_b UN Peacekeeping: A New Leader for the Blue Helmets

The following is a guest post by Megan Roberts, associate director of the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. On Monday, French diplomat J…

March 2, 2017

China
FONOPs Curtis Wilbur South China Sea Navy Will Australia Join South China Sea FONOPs? Don’t Count on It

Professor James Laurenceson is Deputy Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney. News last month that a U.S. Navy carrier strike group had mov…

February 15, 2017

China
trump-australia How Will the Australia-China Relationship Adapt?

Professor James Laurenceson is Deputy Director of the Australia-China Relations Institute (ACRI) at the University of Technology Sydney. A common assessment among Australian opinion leaders is that …

August 16, 2016

Israel
The Lutheran Church Attacks Israel, Again

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, or ELCA, is a church in decline--but whose enthusiasm for attacks on Israel never wanes. The decline is very clear in the numbers. The ELCA when formed …

August 11, 2016

Americas
Geovane Silva holds his son Gustavo Henrique, who has microcephaly, at the Oswaldo Cruz Hospital in Recife, Brazil. The Zika Virus

The Zika virus, which has been found to cause severe birth defects, has spread across the Americas, prompting the World Health Organization to declare a global health emergency.

July 1, 2015

Ignoring Human Rights in Cuba

President Obama proudly announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba today--after a week of additional arrests on that island. Here’s the most recent story: "Police arrested Emilio Ga…

September 20, 2017

Labor and Employment
Play Ryder/Pollard David A. Morse Lecture: The Future of Work - A Conversation With Guy Ryder

International Labour Organization Director-General Guy Ryder discusses the future of work, including the impact of automation on jobs, education and skills development for emerging sectors, and the c…