OPINION

NATO’S ROLE IN THE RISE OF ISLAMIC EXTREMISM IN KOSOVO

ZACHARY GALLANT / May 31. 2016

The sudden rise of Wahhabism and Salafism in Kosovo has been funded by Saudi Arabia, but the groundwork for radicalization and extremism had already been laid by a decade of military occupation, corruption, and resource theft by NATO and US diplomats.

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INVESTIGATION

THE WOMEN HUNTING DOWN #PREDATORYPEACEKEEPERS

SHANE BOOTHBY / May 28. 2016

A campaign to bring UN peacekeepers to justice for sexually abusing hundreds of children in the Central African Republic is gathering momentum - despite undermining from reluctant allies.

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INVESTIGATION

DIRTY TRICKS ENDANGER GERMANY’S REFUGEE INTEGRATION PROCESS

ZACHARY GALLANT / May 25. 2016

Some new refugees in Germany are being tricked by local government agents in order to lighten the overwhelming workload of processing all newcomers. But it's not just immoral or illegal: It's a dangerous hindrance to integration and an invitation for more intercultural strife.

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INVESTIGATION

THE UN AND ITS WHISTLEBLOWERS

SHANE BOOTHBY / May 23. 2016

Senior-level UN officials are making more noise in public, promising action to tackle allegations of child sexual abuse by peacekeepers. The reason it took this long may be found in its history of handling internal reports.

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OPINION

THE STRATEGIC VALUE OF LYING ABOUT YOUR VOTE

ZACHARY GALLANT / May 18. 2016

Public endorsements of candidates, including through hashtags like #ImWithHer, allow campaigns to categorize you and remove you from the debate. Lying about your vote can restore your power as a political actor.

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INVESTIGATION

EU CREATES NEW CORPORATE POWER TO ATTACK WHISTLEBLOWERS

SHANE BOOTHBY / May 14. 2016

While tipped as a protection of information, knowledge and creativity, critics of the Trade Secrets Protection Directive have argued it will give corporations greater powers to prosecute and criminalize journalists and whistleblowers.

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OPINION

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE ANTIOCH REVIEW

MOLLY B. THORNTON / May 11. 2016

Antioch College's reputation as a bastion of social justice has suffered more than enough damage in recent years, and now its literary journal has featured the work of a transphobic author. An alumna responds in this open letter to its editors.

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OPINION

INTELLIGENCE OFFICIALS DESPERATE TO KEEP THEIR TOYS

SHANE BOOTHBY / May 5. 2016

The arguments of the Director of National Intelligence are part of a concerted campaign to further soften up privacy of communications, expand surveillance powers and harden borders against the victims of terror.

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OPINION

ON LESSER EVILS

ZACHARY GALLANT / May 2. 2016

Our political leaders have been pushing us for generations to choose the lesser evil over the good in order to defeat the greater evil. This compromise has failed, and it's worth wondering if we even remember what the good looks like anymore.

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