US history is filled with instances where one partisan side charges that the other side's positions will lead to national ruin. Now, both sides accuse the other of betraying their country.
The news is filled with stories about inappropriate touching by politicians. But touch by politicians was long important in the US, and Abraham Lincoln's handshake helped engage and guide the nation.
Schools do a poor job of teaching about America's legacy of white supremacy, and the blackface scandal of Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is proof, a scholar who researches racial discrimination says.
Iraq beat the Islamic State. Now, its Shia government is jailing and even executing all suspected terrorists – most of them Sunni Muslims. The clampdown may inflame a centuries-old sectarian divide.
The volatile conditions in the Central African Republic make the administration of justice difficult.
Old 19th-century agreements between the U.S. government which expelled Indigenous peoples from their land and gave it cheaply to white settlers continue to impact inequalities in the United States.
The Ixil people of Guatemala dream of the places where their dead, massacred during the country's armed conflict might be located.
Women in the DRC are much more than victims of violence and coming together to effect change.
One of the World Bank's mandates is to prepare for the physical and human capital reconstructions of post-conflict Syria. But an image reconstruction of Syrians and of Syrian refugees is also needed
Two men were convicted in 1859 of violating the Fugitive Slave Act. They had rescued a runaway slave from slave hunters in Ohio, one of the small acts of resistance that led to the Civil War.
Decades after the end of a civil war that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, the survivors' search for justice goes on.
Lincoln's description of the Union as a house divided is well-remembered today. But many Americans fail to heed its lessons about equality and the moral foundations of popular government.
Memorial Day, a holiday that began 150 years ago, was born out of generous gestures after the Civil War: Southerners decorated graves of Confederate soldiers as well as those of former Union enemies.
Competition between neighbours turns up the volume on inequality. Homicide and civil war may be the result.
The death of Mozambican opposition leader Alfonso Dhlakama could affect the progress made to end hostilities in the country.
For the thousands of children who have left armed groups, education is crucial to their reintegration.
We looked at ten countries in East Africa and found poverty and politics were much more important drivers of conflict and displacement than climate change.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees assesses the refugee claims of millions of people worldwide. It needs to be more open about what it discovers and how it makes decisions.
A historian looks back at Andrew Johnson's unlikely and unsuccessful presidency and why he wasn't cut out for the job.
President Trump claims that America is a nation based in faith. A scholar says, it's more complicated.