After Sweden enacted gender-neutral conscription in 2018, Teresa Fazio traveled there to ask how it works and what the US can learn.
As the Arctic warms, it’s opening up a whole new economic frontier, with opportunities for tourism, shipping, and resource development. But it brings a new array of risks for the region and the world.
Half of the Arctic is in Russia, and half of Russia is in the Arctic. A web of complicated environmental stories needs to be told. But in Russia, investigative journalists are an endangered species.
The Barents Observer keeps a close watch on the Russian Arctic because it’s part of the neighborhood, and because there’s a lot at stake there, for Russians and the rest of us.
Swedish women have joined the infantry for decades. The question is not whether women can be combat-effective, but whether a hypermasculine military culture can adjust.
Twenty years on from the Good Friday Agreement, Northern Irish women are holding their communities together—even as they’re faced with an ever-depleting lack of resources and government support.
As the Arctic loses ice at dramatic rates, people in Qaanaaq, the northernmost town in Greenland, are finding their homes, livelihoods, customs, and very survival at risk.
Trump-loving protesters rallying in London are part of a larger nationalistic movement around the world that predates Trump, but is being actively stoked by those close to the president.
We know it's bad news that Arctic sea ice is melting. But what happens when people see opportunity in sea ice loss?
After centuries on the margins, the Indigenous Sámi of the Arctic regions of Scandinavia are starting to reassert their cultural identity. And they say the world can't solve the climate crisis without perspectives like theirs.
In Spain, a constitutional debate has arisen over the body of former dictator Francisco Franco.
What do you do when a shifting climate upsets thousands of years of tradition—but so do some of the climate solutions? A look at a Sámi reindeer herding family in northern Norway.
For more than a decade the ex-Soviet republic of Latvia was a poster child of seamless transition to a prosperous post-Communist world. It entered the European Union in 2004 and for several years thereafter posted one of Europe's highest growth rates, fueled by access to cheap credit and domestic...
In talking about the Real IRA, the splinter group that took responsibility for the March 7 attack on an army barracks outside of Belfast that left two soldiers dead, Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde has said, "The people we are arresting are not 50 or 60 year olds from...
How does an affluent First World nation-state go from stability to near social collapse in the space of a week? What prompts a generation characterized by political apathy to flood into the streets? Why does a nouveaux-riche country with a slowing growth rate express its frustration with such violent...