Organizations try to hide mistakes and evade responsibility, studies show. But two scholars analyzing militant and terrorist groups say they are willing to acknowledge their mistakes – sometimes.
Bin Laden's extremist group had less than a hundred members in September 2001. Today it's a transnational terror organization with 40,000 fighters across the Middle East, Africa and beyond.
Why is Canada's labour movement so quiet on the Saudi arms deal? It should be a voice for peace and human rights and demand that the Canadian government immediately cancel the deal.
The UK Court of Appeal ruled that the British government did not properly assess whether Saudi Arabia had violated international law. What this means for the arms trade.
Recent speeches suggest there may be an appetite for closer relations, but it won't be easy. A Saudi and an Iranian explain.
Political fallout from the Vietnam War gave Congress more power to control foreign affairs, but they have been reluctant to use it.
Cholera kills fast, and outbreaks are common in war-torn regions and after natural disasters where clean water is scarce. A new strategy to prevent cholera infections is a 'cocktail' of live virus.
Book adds a great deal to our understanding of how children were ensnared into the Indian Ocean slave trade.
The US has supported a Saudi-led military coalition that has inflicted profound and deadly damage on Yemen. A Senate vote could end what a human rights scholar says is US complicity in genocide.
These shipments are rarely just about saving lives.
The Houthis belong to the Shiite branch of Islam. The Houthi insurgency began in the early 1990s, spurred in part by growing influence of different Sunni branches of Islam.
The issues that captured the world’s attention this year show the struggle to secure human rights is far from over.
The Obama and Trump administrations have supported a military coalition that has inflicted profound and deadly damage on Yemen. A human rights scholar says the US is complicit in genocide.
When it comes to preventing air strikes on civilians, the law of the arms trade is clear. Why is it so hard for countries to observe it?
Saudi Arabia gets far more out of being close with the UK than vice versa.
The Saudi-Canadian row offers Canada an opportunity to adopt a new Middle East policy based on universal human rights that address the needs of the many and contributes to regional stability.
The ban has major implications for thousands of would-be immigrants from all of the affected countries, except perhaps Venezuela.
Yemen's civil war is a stew of local and foreign interests, from Washington, Saudi Arabia to Iran. And the latest battle may cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of civilians, if not millions.
Public disaffection in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries betrays deep-seated tensions beneath the surface.
With Iran and India on manoeuvres and the war in Yemen still unfolding, Pakistan's stakes in the Middle East are as high as ever.