Regions / North America
Lackluster Democratic campaigns, coupled with vote-suppressing maneuvers, gave the GOP its edge in the midterm elections.
The new Republican majority could complicate Obama's efforts to move forward on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
An anonymous U.S. official caused a dustup when he called the Israeli prime minister "chickensh*t." Others might have said worse.
More troops will mean "more violence for Iraqis and Syrians" and will not "make us any safer here at home."
South Korean activists are using balloons to send political and religious propaganda across the DMZ. They're also endangering Koreans on both sides of the border.
For women who make their living off tips, sexual harassment is a constant workplace peril.
Rebuilding the commons is a vital part of reviving an economically-divided, violence-scarred neighborhood.
"This was a report looking back at examples where arming rebel troops worked — and the best [the CIA] could come up with was Afghanistan in the 1980s," says Phyllis Bennis.
A regional food system does a better job at providing healthy food for all, supporting sustainable farming and fishing, and supporting thriving communities.
IPS holds its 38th annual awards ceremony honoring Robin Reineke, the Mesoamerican Initiative of Women Human Rights Defenders, and Juan E. Méndez.