A series of op-eds, essays and commentaries on today’s biggest global news headlines.

Gambia Confronts its Dark Past

Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission (TRRC) will give Yahya Jammeh’s victims a path towards healing. It’s a step in the right direction. But the proceedings are off to a shaky start.

Putin’s Century

The Mueller Report confirmed Russia’s effort to influence the US election, further evidence of Putin manipulating the world stage with his guerrilla political tactics.

Starving Venezuelans pay the price for Maduro’s arrogance

In Venezuela, soaring inflation, inadequate social services, impaired communications systems, and a lack of food supplies and medication have crippled the society. People are starving and in desperate need, but aid is being turned away by a president whose decisions are serving his illegitimate grip on power.

How we are failing to cover the Sudan protests

Government-imposed restrictions on press freedoms and a preference for simplified narratives in many foreign media outlets contribute to inadequate reporting on Sudan.

Yellow Vests Protests

Veronique de Viguerie brings a war photographer’s eye to the battle raging in France over economic disparity.

Hot Trump. Cool @aoc.

What media theorist Marshall McLuhan would make of today's American political stars.

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