The New Republic:
Inside Syria's Fracturing Rebellion
A feature on the rebel leaders carving out their own fiefdoms in the de facto safe zones of idyllic, strategic Jebel Zawiya.
In Jordan's Tafilah, Calls Escalate for King's Downfall
Inside the capital of lesse majeste.
Will Amman's Polite Opposition Bring Arab Spring to Jordan?
Weighing the impact of the Muslim Brotherhood's show of discontent.
Where the Rebels Rule: Syria's Boys of Summer
Dispatch from "free" Jebel Zawiya, Idlib province.
Los Angeles Times:
Human Rights Watch:
Syria: The Republic of Fear
Recent protests in Syria have brought brutal government crackdown--and renewed paranoia among dissidents.
San Joaquin: The Valley of Shadows
A Newsweek.com project on the environmental and economic struggles of California's central valley, an vast exercise in American hubris. I reported it, wrote it, recorded the audio, and conceived the interactives. It snagged a nomination for an ASME Digital Ellie (National Magazine Award) and a win for an SPJ Deadline Club Award in multimedia.
She's faced down the mob and genocidal dictators. So why is Carla Del Ponte barred from discussing her own book?
Why the U.N. is at war with itself over Sudan.
Pakistan to the Internets: Shut Up!
The Pakistani government's decision to shut down Youtube is sheer absurdity.
AIPAC's Week on the Hill
There are some problems with the group's three talking points. Here's why.
In Haiti, children called restaveks are regularly loaned to other households, and the unluckiest are treated like slaves. (NPR interview on restaveks).
A Farewell to Victory
Wars once ended with winners and losers. Then it got complicated.
An African Domino Theory, Examined
Uganda isn't the only star of the antigay show in East Africa anymore. Is its fervor spreading?
President Evo Morales and his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chávez, are comrades in a self-proclaimed socialist revolution. But their standing at home couldn't be more different.
The PEPFAR Paradox
Widely considered a jewel of U.S. foreign policy, the AIDS-treatment program is on track to post less impressive results—and that might be a good thing.
Here to Stay
Critics slam Ban Ki-moon for being charmless and ineffective. They'd better get used to it, because they're stuck with him.
Old Habits Die Hard
Some political parties stay in power for what seems like an eternity. Here are a few that were finally knocked off.
The reasons Hillary Clinton is in Africa, country by country.
Spitzer to U.S.: "Serve Subpoenas"
A Q&A on the Cuomo Report with the man once known as "Lord High Executioner" among the Wall Street crowd.
Make Stuff, Not War
As the UNDP Human Development report shows, the Arab world needs to figure out what it's good at economically.
Argentina's Next Power Brokers
On Francisco de Narvaez and the rise of the anti-Kirchner Peronists
The Bloodiest War
Civilians from the eastern Congo tell their stories.
The Road from Gitmo
The emerging ways the U.S. might handle its suspects in the war on terror.
Afghanistan's narcotics trade is back with a vengeance. Washington's latest antidrug plan is unlikely to curb it.
Reuters - Buenos Aires: