international relations


Fighting Corruption in Peru with Perra Vida's Hardcore Feminist Punk

"The incredibly high number of femicides, rapes, and sexual exploitation – in conjunction with many other horrible things, it makes you want to collapse and cry. But it can also motivate you to actually do something."


11 Lusciously Locked Metalheads Give Tips on How to Have a Glorious Mane

"Do you know what I would have been without my hair? A virgin."


Partying in LA With Germany's Most Notorious Rapper

Police fear him, and Americans have no idea what the fuck he's saying. A behind-the-scenes look at Gzuz's wild-ass trip to Compton.


The History and Rage Behind the Deadly Protests in Gaza

Reports of violent encounters with Israeli forces are not exactly rare in the deeply contested Palestinian territory. But this time feels different.


Making Sense of Trump's Surprisingly Old-School Sanctions Regime

The same president who has praised strongmen across the world is going after corruption and human rights abuses, including by targeting Russians. What gives?


How Napalm Death Influenced a Generation of Indonesian Metalheads

'Harmony Corruption' was the album that gave birth to the country's death metal scene.


Does Trump Have America on a Path to War with Iran?

The Trump administration hates the Iran nuclear deal – and it looks increasingly like, one way or the other, the Obama-era detente may be toast. Conflict could follow.


Rethinking Drug Prohibition on a Global Scale

As individual states and nations consider how to regulate marijuana and other drugs, the UN needs to address some critical questions to set the stage for better drug policy in decades ahead.


​You Might Be Able to Take a Ferry from Florida to Cuba Next Autumn

At least four Florida-based ferry companies have been approved to begin operating direct passenger lines to Cuba, marking the first major development in the normalisation of US-Cuban relations.


What Hezbollah Fighters Think About the Iran Nuclear Deal

In Hezbollah's homeland of Lebanon, the preliminary agreement between the US and Iran to scale back the Islamic Republic's nuclear enrichment programme is being celebrated as a resounding victory.


These Are the Most Restrictive Passports in the World

A new report lists where countries rank when it comes to freedom of travel.


We Asked an Expert What Would Happen If Oil Became Obsolete

Would we finally achieve world peace? Or would humanity find other reasons to blow itself up?