Jul 15, 2014

U.S. policy triggered latest border crisis

by Ted Rall

The U.S. does everything it can to screw up the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, then acts surprised when desperate people from there, including thousands of children, show up at the U.S. border, trying to escape the carnage.

Jul 14, 2014

A caliph in his own mind

by Bernard Haykel and Cole Bunzel

The recent declaration of a caliphate by the militant group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is an unprecedented event in modern times, showing that violent jihadism is now an entrenched feature of the Arab political landscape.

Jul 13, 2014

Squeezing the friendly fire out of ol' King Coal

by John Kemp

There is no way to meet growing global demand for electricity that does not rely on large amounts of coal-fired power generation for the foreseeable future. The challenge is to burn coal more cleanly, producing more electricity with fewer emissions of CO2 and other ...