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Brazil Hopes to Score Win
In Its World Cup Gamble

a5.brazil.viera.world.cup.homeOn June 12, Brazil toasts the start of the 2014 World Cup, but not everyone is celebrating the billions of dollars spent on soccer — instead of on improving the country’s stagnant economy, violent crime and inadequate public services. Read More 

People of World Influence

OSCE Secretary-General Seeks
Middle Ground in Ukraine Crisis

a1.powi.osce.homeLamberto Zannier, secretary-general of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, explains how the OSCE is playing a crucial mediating role in the Ukrainian political crisis. Read More

Perennial Conflict

Israeli-Palestinian Blame Game
Obscures Crux of the Conflict

a2.israel.plo.temple.mount.homeAfter more than six decades of on-and-off negotiations, there is still no end in sight to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict — or to the core issues that divide the two sides. Read More

Tiananmen Silence

After 25 Years, China Still
Silent on Tiananmen Massacre

a3.tiananmen.china.annie.homeAs the world marks the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, China is still doing everything it can to sweep the massacre under the rug. Read More

Snowden’s Shadow

One Year Later, World Takes Stock
Of Snowden’s Explosive Spy Leaks

a4.snowden.berlin.leaks.homeEdward Snowden’s NSA leaks sparked a worldwide debate on spying in the digital age — a debate that’s still raging one year after his explosive revelations. Read More

The Rotunda / Foreign Affairs on Capitol Hill

Debate Over Exports
Exposes Rift on Hill

a6.usda.farm.homeThe clash over agricultural export subsidies among Republican stalwarts shows that not all of Washington’s battles are drawn along partisan lines. Read More

Sahara Stalemate

A Frozen Conflict in the Sahara
Still Enflames Morocco, Polisario

a7.polisario.dakhla.homeMorocco’s high-powered lobbying machine goes into overdrive when it comes to the Western Sahara, a nearly 40-year territorial conflict between Rabat and the Polisario independence movement. Read More

Stability vs. Democracy

For Egyptian Entrepreneur,
Stability Comes Before Democracy

a8.gabr.egypt.economic.homeShafik Gabr, one of Egypt’s richest industrialists, says stability and security must come before his fragile homeland can embrace democracy. Read More


Hospice: Better Care,
Lower Costs at End of Life

a9.medical.senior.hospice.homeHospice care is a subject that’s widely misunderstood and largely avoided until the last minute, but it’s a valuable resource that has provided dignified care for millions of Americans. Read More