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‘Some Mother’s Son’: The week in one song

Operation Overlord: 70 years ago today. [script]%3Ciframe%20width=%22420%22%20height=%22315%22%20src=%22//www.youtube.com/embed/seMc_UaE3FQ%22%20frameborder=%220%22%20allowfullscreen%3E%3C/iframe%3E[/script]… Read More

‘The other French team’: Soccer and independence in Algeria

Fans of Algeria’s soccer team celebrate World Cup qualification in Algiers on Nov. 19, 2013. Twelve people died in the celebrations (AP Photo/Sidali Djarboub) Today… Read More

Caste and ‘the Muslim Vote’ in the Battle for India’s Varanasi

Supporters at a rally for BJP candidate Narendra Modi in Rohania, on the outskirts of Varanasi, India, May 8, 2014. (Photo courtesy Jolie Wood) In… Read More

Scapegoating Africa’s immigrants

Eastleigh, shown here in January 2010, is a neighbourhood of Nairobi known for its densely Somali origin population. (Simon Maina /AFP/Getty Images) Kim Yi Dionne:… Read More

Ukraine’s 2014 presidential election result is unlikely to be repeated

Ukraine’s 2014 Presidential election result by community (Data: Central Election Commission of Ukraine; Figure:http://www.electoralgeography.com/new/ru/countries/u/ukraine/ukraina-prezidentskie-vybory-2014.html) Ukraine’s Presidential election results were officially certified today,… Read More

A new political dilemma for Egypt’s ruling military

A poster of Egyptian ex-army chief and presidential candidate Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stands near a building in central Cairo on May 26. (Mahmoud Khaled/AFP/Getty Images)… Read More

‘Tired of Waiting’: The week in one song

This week: The VA wait-list scandal heats up. Read More

Why there’s no winner in Malawi’s election

Voters wait in the rain to cast their votes at the polling center on the grounds of the Gymkhana Club in Zomba, Malawi, on May… Read More

Will Thailand’s dramatic coup actually fix anything?

  A protester, left, is detained by Thai soldiers during an anti-coup demonstration at the Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand Saturday, May 24, 2014. (AP… Read More

Foreign fighters don’t always help

Fighters of the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant formed a parade at the Syrian town of Tel Abyad near the border with… Read More