Jennifer Welsh on the frightening truth emerging from the killing in London: there isn’t always a network behind an act of terror.
Canada’s reaffirmation of its leadership on R2P is a welcome as the war in Syria continues says Tina Jiwon Park.
Jennifer Welsh on the Obama administration’s response to critiques of the U.S. drone program.
Carlo Dade on the many advantages of joining the common market comprised of Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico.
Kaveh Shahrooz on why it is essential to revisit Iran’s painful past to get to a democratic future.
Gissou Nia on why denying women the right to run for President is only a small part of the regime’s apparatus of repression.
A New/Old Counterterrorism Strategy
Joshua Foust for Medium on why Obama's new direction in the war on terror is a throwback to the policies of the 1990s – but that doesn't mean that it's doomed to failure.
Big and Small Steps Towards Fighting Poverty
Pranab Bardhan for the Boston Review on two ways to go about fighting global poverty: go big through macro-institutional political economy or go small with micro experiments.
At the Helm of American Foreign Policy
Joseph Nye in The Atlantic on the benefits and drawbacks of steering America with "transformational" versus "transactional" presidential leadership.
Haiti, After the Quake
Pooja Bhatia for the London Review of Books on the year that followed the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that devastated Haiti: "When nothing got better and a great many things got worse."
The Most Persecuted
Jeffrey Stern for the Atlantic on the Hazara, one of the most persecuted ethnic groups in the world: "So many of your people are killed that you believe fewer than half survived. Even statues that look like you are attacked."
The Death of a Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is a natural wonder, home to a quarter of all species in the world's oceans, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. And Australia coal boom is slowly killing it reports Samiha Shafy for Spiegel Online.