Demonstrators gather at the University of Florida.
The white nationalist's visit to the University of Florida shows just how messy life's moral dilemmas can get.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Oct. 5, 2017.
AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin
When it comes to foreign policy, Saudi Arabia has recently become far more aggressive. A historian of the modern Middle East sees three possible causes for the shift.
He didn’t throw paper towels in Texas. Why Puerto Rico?
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Evidence shows that US taxpayers are less willing to support extensive disaster relief when the victims are not white. Could that explain the Trump administration's lackluster support for Puerto Rico?
A young girl wearing the Spanish flag (right) walks with another young girl wearing an ‘estelada,’ or independence flag.
AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti
An expert explains why the EU is ill-equipped to handle a problem like Catalonia.
Mourners embrace at a vigil for Richard Collins III, who was stabbed to death in College Park, Maryland.
AP Photo/Brian Witte
Like the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, the murder of Richard Collins III was a symptom of violent extremism that should be treated accordingly.
Russian defense minister during the Victory Day military parade in Moscow.
In the 19th century, Russian intellectuals launched a search for historical evidence of their moral and military superiority. What they found drives what today some call "Russian aggression."
People walk around the old main bazaar of Tehran, in Iran, Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017.
AP Photo/Vahid Salemi
Surveys of Iranian public opinion from the University of Maryland suggests that Trump's strategy on the nuclear deal – no matter how you interpret it – is based on wishful thinking.
Moreno fue eligido en abril 2017 como sucesor presidencial del régimen político de Rafael Correa, pero ahora se pelean en Twitter.
Con el vice en la carcel y el presidente rompiendo con el legado del carismático y popular ex mandatorio Rafael Correa, la izquierda ecuatoriana se apresta para una lucha política.
In courting the right, President Lenin Moreno (L) has broken with his powerful predecessor, Rafael Correa, unleashing a very public Twitter feud.
Ecuador's president, Lenin Moreno, has been flirting with conservatives. Beyond irking his base, it has also lead to mass resignations and Twitter battles with his powerful left-wing predecessor.
Were muskets in 1777 better regulated than assault rifles in 2017?
A leading historian of constitutional thought says the contemporary Second Amendment debate is founded on serious misunderstandings.
The ancient Greeks knew what made a good leader. Why does it seem we have forgotten their lessons?
Puerto Rico, a key piece of U.S. military and economic machinery, is in crisis.
If humanitarian need can't move the Trump administration to save Puerto Rico, then perhaps American self-interest will: The island is a crucial part of the country's economic and military machinery.
Harvey Weinstein in 2013.
How pervasive is sexual harassment, and how can it be stopped?
Smoke from an airstrike rises in the background as a man flees during fighting between Iraqi special forces and IS militants in Mosul, Iraq, on May 17, 2017.
AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo
Ten months of data reveal some alarming trends.
Victims of violence by U.N. peacekeepers in Haiti say that the agency has neither investigated nor offered recompense for deaths and injuries that occurred during anti-gang raids.
On the eve of its departure from Haiti after a 13-year stabilization effort, the UN faces accusations that its troops used excessive force to fight gangs, killing innocent bystanders.
President Donald Trump talks with residents during a tour a neighborhood impacted by Hurricane Maria, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico.
Puerto Rico has focused significant efforts on branding – but at what cost?
Undocumented migrants are among those helping to rebuild the hardest-hit areas of Oaxaca state, where federal aid has been slow to trickle down.
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A brigade of migrants from Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala have interrupted their trek north to stay in Mexico and support earthquake recovery efforts.
‘I’m not inviting you to abort, I’m inviting you to decide.’ Can democracy exist if women aren’t recognized as people with full human rights?
Seventy-five percent of all abortions in Latin America are illicit. In Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador, where abortion is totally illegal, the bans correlate with a generalized failure of the rule of law.
The Girard, Kansas Carnegie library.
National Park Service
One reason why the steel magnate spent so much of his fortune building libraries across the nation and abroad is that he saw handing large fortunes to the next generation as a waste of money.
A family waves the flag of Chad’s ruling party.
Evidence doesn't support the Trump administration's claims that Chad failed to share information or that its citizens are an identifiable threat.
The 2016 Standing Rock protest was only the most recent manifestation of the indigenous American values inherited by European settlers on this land.
Anti-immigrant policies ignore that American ideals like liberty, equality and the pursuit of happiness can be traced back to the indigenous pioneers who once moved freely across North America.
Agricultural Building at the World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1893.
University of Maryland Digital Collections
An anthropologist tells the story of how Columbus actually came close to falling into historical obscurity, until American hubris got in the way.
A supporter of Cliven Bundy protests in Nevada.
AP Photo/John Locher
As with our politics today, geography and race matter in the US criminal justice system. Should they?
The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort traveled to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
Ernest R. Scott/U.S. Air Force/Handout via Reuters
The military can make a big difference right away but humanitarian deployments should generally be rare and brief.
For some, Spain’s crackdown on the Catalonian independence vote has raised the specter of the country’s authoritarian past.
Why did the Spanish state forcefully quash Catalonia’s referendum for independence? It is rooted in the country’s nearly 40-year dictatorship and its transition to democracy.