October 3, 2016 /
Virginia Quarterly Review
San Salvador’s upstart mayor, Nayib Bukele, has promised a new way forward for a city besieged by decades of violence. His biggest obstacle, however, may not be the city’s gangs, but the city’s idea...
September 4, 2016 /
It's commonly argued that President Erdogan's regime is a perversion of democratic norms. In fact, in the light of burgeoning populism around the world, his demokrasi is the new normal.
August 10, 2016
Connect students to this gripping modern history of the Middle East with lesson plans for K-12 and university students.
July 8, 2016 /
PRI's The World
The face of Ukraine's 2014 revolution has a new goal: rooting out corruption in Odessa's customs service.
July 8, 2016 /
Estonia is one of the smallest countries in NATO, and it needs that alliance more than ever.
July 7, 2016 /
Ukraine is waging two wars: one against Russian-backed separatists in the east and another against its own internal corruption.
July 5, 2016
On the front lines in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian soldiers face off against the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic, the war is being fought like it was a century ago: in trenches.
July 5, 2016 /
Photo essay about women on new Ukrainian police force.
June 8, 2016
This week's news bite lesson explores the challenges facing Ireland in the face of the 100-year anniversary of Easter Rising, a rebellion that planted seeds for Ireland's ultimate division into the...
June 6, 2016 /
The New Yorker
The town of Shadian was once marketed as the “little Mecca of the East.” But can its residents really practice their religion in peace?