The Washington Post

Friday, May 22, 2015 - 06:37
This year, El Salvador began a strategy to fight gang violence, including improved capacities for controlling and persecuting criminals, facilitating rehabilitation and reintegration of gang members, extending violence-prevention programs, providing assistance and protection to victims and strengthening coordination with the judicial system.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 05:55
Ukraine wants a nuclear missile shield, according to the country’s security chief, something that would almost certainly provoke an aggressive response from Russia.
Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 05:19
Since the Arab Spring the United States has committed more than $570 million, and supported two major loan guarantees, to help Tunisians pursue critical political, economic and security reforms.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 06:59
The state-owned oil company of Azerbaijan secretly funded an all-expenses-paid trip to a conference in Baku, on the Caspian Sea, in 2013 for 10 members of Congress and 32 staff members.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 06:33
Warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition struck targets in Yemen on Monday and ground clashes resumed, bringing a sharp end to a five-day cease-fire in the conflict and raising fears that a humanitarian disaster would deepen.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 06:24
The mixed outcomes of African coups have implications for scholars and policymakers.
Monday, May 18, 2015 - 12:41
According to a section of the U.S. Foreign Assistance Act, if the recent attempted coup in Burundi had succeeded, the U.S. government would have been required to suspend its military assistance to the country.
Monday, May 18, 2015 - 12:26
A year ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin seized Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula because he said he feared NATO’s expansion. This week, U.S. tanks were cutting up the Estonian countryside just 65 miles from the Russian border in response to local fears about Russia’s expansionism.
Monday, May 18, 2015 - 09:33
In El Salvador, the homicide rate has spiked to its highest level in a decade. The gangs issued a statement last month saying that police are the most dangerous criminals and “what their actions are feeding is war.” The aggressive posture of police and soldiers worries human rights groups in El Salvador.
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 07:24
Last month, Nigeria completed a competitive national election in a peaceful and transparent manner.This election was a landmark victory for democracy in Africa and for struggling people everywhere, and the U.S. president’s participation at the inauguration would make a powerful statement of hope and renewal.