Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 06:31
Ukraine has gone through a lot in the past 30 months. Despite formidable challenges, it has made important progress, both in containing Russian-backed separatism in the Donbas and in beginning needed reforms. Ukrainians deserve credit for this. The United States and Europe should support Ukraine, whose success or failure will have major implications for the future of Europe and the European security order.
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 06:38
As Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed this week during a visit from Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov to Moscow, Russia has lost its top trading partner status with the Central Asian nation for the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union.
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 06:32
As Brazil is consumed by the worst political and economic crisis in decades, the country has turned inward. This has contributed to a regional power vacuum and a sense of paralysis when it comes to devising regional approaches to South America's most pressing challenges.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 05:46
The ideal candidate to help with the investigation, as American officials like Senator Patrick Leahy have argued, is the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (I.A.C.H.R.), whose help the Hernández government has largely avoided. The organization has a troubled history with the Honduran government: it repeatedly warned Honduras to take action to protect Cáceres.
Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 08:37
Honduras' National Congress approved an international commission charged with tackling corruption that has been in the works for months, a strong show of political support for the region's newest anti-impunity body.
Crisis in Burundi: From Non-Interference to Non-Indifference, Invoking the Responsibility to Protect
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 - 06:55
Indifference and inertia among African states may mean that the United Nations could be called in to prevent atrocities, and a return to mass-scale violence in Burundi.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 06:39
In Guatemala, a president notorious for the genocidal atrocities he helped wage against indigenous communities during the U.S.-backed civil war was toppled and disgraced. In neighboring El Salvador, strategists of the political opposition looked on longingly as pundits enthusiastically heralded a “Central American Spring.”
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 06:21
Ivan Velasquez, head of the United Nations-backed anti-impunity commission in Guatemala known as the CICIG, sits down with El Faro to discuss the body's monumental accomplishments as well as the challenges that still lie ahead.
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 06:08
The Pentagon’s inspector general is investigating allegations that military officials have skewed intelligence assessments about the United States-led campaign in Iraq against the Islamic State to provide a more optimistic account of progress, according to several officials familiar with the inquiry.
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 11:35
Libya's internationally recognized government appealed to Arab countries to carry out airstrikes against the local Islamic State affiliate which is expanding its hold on the coastal city of Sirte.