war and conflict
Dead Civilians, Uneasy Alliances, and the Fog of Yemen's War
There are two sets of airstrikes being conducted by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen — but only one is carefully planned with backing by the US and UK. As civilian deaths mount, the complexity of the war is clouding allegations of war crimes.
Ben Anderson, Samuel Oakford, and Peter Salisbury
Saudi Coalition Is Dropping US-Supplied Cluster Bombs on Civilians in Yemen, Rights Group Says
Saudi Arabia's coalition in Yemen is using internationally banned cluster munition explosives supplied by the United States, despite evidence of civilian casualties and the fact that the weapons fall short of US weaponry standards.
Why Is Pot Illegal in Australia?
As in other places, marijuana users and some former law enforcement officers have called for legalization in Australia, but the country is lagging behind the US when it comes to weed reform.
Israelis and Palestinians Think the Israel-Palestine Peace Talks Are Boring and Futile
It seems the entire internet is extremely pessimistic about the new round of John Kerry-brokered peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians. But seeing as most people online don't have a decent grasp on the situation, I decided to find out what...