Cuba has a new president — and for the first time in six decades his last name is not Castro. Who is Miguel Díaz-Canel, the man who inherits a Cuba born of Fidel's 1959 revolution?
Not all African leaders are willing to be swept by the democratic reforms of the early 2000s.
Asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia, a transit country, face homelessness and depression. As countries around the world limit their refugee intakes, Indonesia should do more to support them.
The process of institutionalisation may be patchy and uneven. But one thing is clear: Africa is not without functioning institutions.
The Panama Canal was a tremendous achievement by the U.S. and a display of their power and abilities. However, the health costs to the mostly Caribbean contract workers was enormous.
Popes are not infallible, yet apologies are rare.
The accounts of survivors of Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge show how they were able to find justice and healing by breaking their silence and speaking on behalf of those who were killed.
The German approach to refugees is becoming increasingly binary: if you are not a refugee, you must leave; if you are a refugee, you must integrate.
The role of universities in the shameful Indian residential school system needs to be addressed. The president of one of Canada's leading universities explains why it's time to apologize.
University "Indigenization" efforts using Massive Open Online Courses promise to reach wide audiences. They also raise critical questions about how to embody Indigenous ways of knowing and relating.
After colonisation, dispossession and decades of military violence, indigenous women in Guatemala are closing in on justice at last.
The experiences of women in Canada's immigration detention system reveal emotional distress, and even violence, before, during and after incarceration.
If you live in a diverse neighbourhood, you're more likely to identify with a whole range of different people – and to lend a helping hand.
The United Nations Charter doesn't allow the use of military force to prevent chemical weapons attacks — no matter how evil — without UN Security Council approval. That needs to change.
Rebuilding Syria will be complex and costly. But expertise and extensive funds will be in short supply due the geopolitical absence of the US and other Western countries.
The US, France and Britain launching air strikes this weekend on Syria in retalition for an alleged gas attack by the Assad regime – but niether side is likely to up the ante soon.
In Morocco, bread is not only a symbol for wider demands but also the material basis of affordable and just living conditions.
Since the second world war nearly every Olympic Games has seen athletes seeking asylum in the Games host country.
For Ukrainians, the legacy of the Euromaidan revolution is decidedly mixed, and for the protesters who waved European Union flags EU membership now looks like a distant dream.
Bolivia's populist leader has been in office for 12 years. He's a thorn in the US's side and an ally of the late Hugo Chávez. Now he's running for a fourth term. But that doesn't make him a dictator.