World

China's Government Is Scaring Foreign Journalists Into Censoring Themselves
December 09, 2013

“The visa question has insidious ways of sowing the seeds of self-censorship,” Dorinda Elliott, the global affairs editor at Condé Nast Traveler, wrote on ChinaFile last month.

The Dark Spot of Nelson Mandela's Legacy
Is he responsible for South Africa's leadership crisis?
December 09, 2013

Is he responsible for South Africa's leadership crisis? 

All the Terrible Things Republicans Used to Say About Nelson Mandela
Reaganites called him a terrorist and a phony
December 06, 2013

Reaganites called him a terrorist and a phony.

What Does a Chinese Political Gaffe Look Like?
Not the same as Joe Biden's
December 05, 2013

Not the same as Joe Biden's

China Doesn't Want You to See This Year's Best Chinese Film
Luckily, I saw it in the U.S.
December 03, 2013

Luckily, you can see it here.

The World Has Barely Noticed This Huge Political Development in Gaza
Hamas may be turning away from violence
November 28, 2013

Hamas may be turning away from violence. 

You Should Give Thanks It's Not One of These Ten Depressing World Holidays
November 26, 2013

From "Black Day" in South Korea to South Carolina's "Secession Day."

No Way Out
Syria's Palestinian refugees thought Egypt would be safe. Now they want to get to Europe.
November 25, 2013

On Friday, 50 Syrian and Palestinian refugees detained in the Montaza II police station in Alexandria, Egypt began a hunger strike.

What the Supermarket Collapse in Latvia Tells Us About a Country at a Crossroads
November 25, 2013

The Baltic nation must grapple with a national tragedy in addition to the economic and political complications of its entry into the Euro zone in January.

Iran's Nuclear Program Is Still Growing, and America's Fist Is Shrinking
November 25, 2013

The blockbuster nuclear deal reached early Sunday morning in Geneva between Iran and the U.S.-led coalition is both less and more consequential than early reports suggest.

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