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After a long war, Colombia embraces peace at the ballot box
News ImageAfter ending a half-century of civil war with a peace pact two years ago, Colombia held its first presidential election last Sunday. The presence of peace was palpable. For the first time in generations, there was no political violence on voting day.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:41:52 -0400
US exits UN rights body: Principled, or another retreat?
News ImageIt is the only item of business that appears automatically on the agenda of the 47-nation council, the worlds preeminent human rights body, year in and year out. The biased treatment of Israel has drawn criticism and admonishments to act more evenhandedly from numerous international human rights groups and world leaders including UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Beyond the case of Israel, these same critics have called on the Geneva-based council to address its other glaring shortcomings.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:31:47 -0400
In wave of new cities, promise and pitfalls for black middle class
News ImageFive years ago, Jason Lary attended a workshop on how to build your own city. 5.5 million) carve 10 medium-sized cities out of unincorporated county parcels like his own in south Dekalb County in just over a decade.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:31:14 -0400
Macedonia renamed: Countries' name-changes try to 'clean the slate'
News ImageWhen Greece and Macedonia signed an agreement Sunday to bring an end to their vicious, three-decade diplomatic dispute, the story had an unlikely hero. Yes, the force that finally brought an end to the poisonous conflict that had long kept Macedonia out of NATO and the European Union was not bold political leadership or a savvy negotiator.
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:43:28 -0400
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