Filippo Grandi urged an immediate end to Australia’s offshore processing of refugees.
The UNHCR has accused Australia of breaking its word by refusing to allow refugees on Manus Island and Nauru with family in Australia to settle here.
Mitch McConnell has a majority in the Senate –
but his mission to push President Trump’s legislative agenda has been far from easy.
Why would McConnell push a vote to repeal Obamacare when he knows it won't pass? It's not as crazy as it sounds.
Presidents of Kenya, Guinea, US and Nigeria’s Vice President at the G7 Summit.
Under the Trump administration Africa is only likely to matter in the fight against terrorism and in providing American companies with economic opportunities.
Donald Trump Jr. has been compared to Fredo Corleone in The Godfather. But that's not good casting.
Muslim women hold signs to express opposition to hate crimes and rhetoric.
AP Photo/Seth Wenig
FBI data show that in 2015 anti-Muslim hate crimes spiked to the highest level since 2001. A scholar finds political rhetoric correlates to both sharp increases and decreases in hate crime.
Then-candidate Donald Trump hugs his son Donald Trump Jr. at a campaign rally in 2016.
Presidents past have used this nearly limitless power to halt criminal prosecutions before. What's to stop Trump?
Trolling is no longer confined to the darker corners of the internet, especially now the U.S. president himself is engaging in it.
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
We're living in an alternate political universe of brazen lies and grotesque online spectacles of incivility. Who - or what - is to blame for trolling going mainstream?
President Donald Trump announcing the US’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement.
A book published seven years ago on the role of lobbyists fighting to discredit science has once again become highly relevant.
Sen. Rand Paul speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill.
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
It turns out a unified government isn't enough to get bills passed.
President Macron, President Trump and First Lady Trump attend the 2017 Bastille Day military parade.
The French president's orchestration of the Bastille Day military parade featuring a Daft Punk tune was a deft move that left Trump outmaneuvered, and positioned France as a force to contend with.
French President Emmanuel Macron, his wife Brigitte Macron, U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Place de la Concorde, Paris July 14, 2017.
France and the US have always had their differences, but they've also proved strong and steady allies.
Amid the rising forces of populism and nationalism, it's easy to fear a new age of tyranny. But history proves tyrants are often no match against democracy and its defenders.
With the rise of fake news and its threat to the public good, the time has come to regulate journalists as we do doctors, dentists and lawyers.
Licensing journalists would be difficult to do, and the rules would be tough to enforce -- and wouldn't prevent anyone with a smart phone from disseminating false information online.
A young woman protests at a “Not My President” demonstration against Donald Trump in New York in December 2016.
According to famed anthropologist Arjun Appadurai, the central question of our times is whether we’re witnessing the worldwide rejection of liberal democracy and its replacement by some sort of populist…
When offered intelligence from a foreign government, Donald Trump Jr. said ‘I love it.’
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Yes, American politics is getting uglier. Here's why.
We need to get noticed.
Once investors put their shoulders to the wheel, everything changes.
The first week of July is not normally one that brings great events in world politics. Around that time, the northern hemisphere normally shifts into summer holiday mode. Recently, this has become less…
What is this man thinking?
AP Photo/Ted S. Warren
What sort of beliefs made a mass movement succeed?
President Donald Trump.
Ousting an executive leader from office doesn't always have the intended effect, as these examples from Central and South America show.