Rather than focus on decreasing carbon emissions and addressing the environmental changes that are very seriously affecting our world, the United States has repeatedly continued to look for other more evasive “existential” enemies, writes Charles Mahoney. It’s the End of the World As We Know It In the late 1980s, the band R.E.M released a [...]
Among today’s numerous internal armed conflicts, few are as little-known as the one in Colombia, and among the world’s oldest, explains James Jones. The main insurgency—of a dozen to emerge in Colombia in the second half of the last century—is the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (aka FARC). Debuting as a peasant insurgency in 1964, [...]
Currently in forced-exile in South Africa, former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is still the national leader of Fanmi Lavalas – one of Haiti’s most popular political parties. A former priest and proponent of liberation theology, he was Haiti’s first democratically elected president in 1990 before he was ousted in a CIA-backed coup in September 1991. He returned to power [...]
Mexico exemplifies a state struggling with the rise and challenge of private armies – the mercenary phenomenon is back and growing around the world.
Writer: Charles Mahoney | Photographer: Spencer Platt
OBAMA: The United States and the World
The Obama phenomenon is fading fast as eloquent fantasies of change clash with domestic politics and global realities.
Writer: Hélène Dieck