Denmark's Civil Unions: One Giant Leap for Mankind

Daniel Krieger

When Denmark became the first country to legalize civil unions for gay couples, it marked the start of a new era of LGBTI rights, with global ripples that continue to reverberate today.

Love/Hate: New York, Race, and 1989

Garrett McGrath

Three events defined 1989 in NYC: the Central Park jogger attack, the murder of Yusef Hawkins, and the election of the city's first (and only) black mayor.

Does the World Need the Idea of “Bad” Germans?

Peter Gumbel

Since World War Two, guilt and shame have defined Germany's international role. Why does the world still cling to the idea of "bad" Germans?

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A Forgotten Front in the Drug & Border Fights: Tribal Reservations

Shannon Mizzi

American Indian reservations on the U.S.-Mexico border have seen some of the country’s highest increases in both drug trafficking and abuse.

Religions are growing in China — thanks, in part, to self-censorship

Shannon Mizzi

While religious practices have grown in China, the government maintains a stance that puzzles some, but which has surprising benefits for Beijing.

How the Amazon’s Indigenous Population is Coping with Oil Drilling

Erin Amato

For both developers and conservationists, Peru's example is a test of whether oil drilling can coexist with the fragile balance of nature. The livelihood of indigenous people proves even more fragile.

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