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Trouble in Northwestern Iran

Kurdish separatists have once again revived armed struggle in Iran too. Who are they?

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Kurds in Iraq

In today’s Iraq, when one faction rolls in, another rolls out.

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Germany’s Kurds

How Kurdish people became a significant minority in Germany.

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Syria and the Kurdish West

Who are the Syrian Kurds?

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Kenya’s Challenges

The meteoric growth of Kenya’s population raises development and stability questions.

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Colonial Aftershocks in the Congo

Why are D.R. Congolese protesting their government?

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South Africa: Between Growth and Chaos

A stalled economy, a growing population and the ruling ANC still faltering.

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Ethiopia: From Role Model to Cautionary Tale

Why are Ethiopians protesting their government?

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Can China Slow and Reverse its Carbon Output?

The world’s largest source of CO2 emissions finds slow going in cleaning up energy.

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India: Emerging Emissions

India formally joined the Paris agreement on climate change on October 2, 2016.

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