Ryan Gattis reviews two books on the Los Angeles police – and finds a city plagued by a national problem.
The government’s divide-and-rule strategy seems to be working and there are rumours the police have drawn up a “kill list”.
This referendum has brought a clear dichotomy in Irish society into sharp focus: the divide between traditional Catholicism and a more progressive, global outlook.
From Islam to oil sands critics, Harper is using a fear of outsiders to unite voters.
Cutting through the patriotism in Russia's Victory Day march.
So rapid has China's development been that at any given moment there are vast, empty proto-cities waiting for people.
Everest has been violated by fame, profit, sectarian rivalry and national pride. It's time to return it to holiness.
The death of Shaimaa al-Sabbagh sent shockwaves through Egypt’s left. Now, with elections postponed again, the movement is at an impasse.
I look at my house, damaged when a neighbour’s house collapsed on to it, and I wonder: will any of this be rebuilt?
Prominent writers have chosen to boycott a PEN gala in honour of Charlie Hebdo. But are they in any position to pass judgement?
“A revolution is basically a human change, not a political one,” he says. “People are no longer the Egyptians they were under Mubarak.”
It is now estimated that the death toll could reach ten thousand.
Violence, looting, and several fires followed Freddie Gray's funeral, the 25-year-old African-American man who died after being illegally arrested.
French ambassador Sylvia Bermann gives the final word on Sturgeon's alleged support of the Tories.
The global activity around the Armenian genocide centenary is unprecedented – reality TV stars, western lawyers, Turkish intellectuals, metalheads and the Pope have all spoken out. But has this brought international recognition any closer?
It seems that the British government views migrant deaths as a useful deterrent, but criminal activity remains unaffected by the decision to let desperate migrants drown.
The signs of Islamic State moving into Pakistan are there, but what difference does this make in a nation already subject to similar horrors?
Two years after the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, in which over a thousand people died, we still fail to appreciate the human cost of the clothes we wear.
Senior Conservatives are drawing comfort from Binyamin Netanyhu's late comeback in the Israeli elections.
It's nice to condemn the usefully loathsome Hopkins, but what she has said is merely a frank statement of the politics our government has been enacting at our borders in our name for years now.
The Armenian-American metal band, System of a Down, is doing a special tour for the Armenian genocide centenary. We catch up with the lead singer to find out why.
Removing symbols of the past is an ineffective form of protest.
Rescuing and preserving Middle Eastern texts and artefacts in the "post-custodial" age.
Coronations seldom proceed as planned in the drawn-out US primary season - the polish can't hold long without cracking somewhere.
I was six when perestroika was introduced, and I remember the benefits. So why aren't Russians looking back fondly to Gorbachev's reforms?
In Colombia, the government and FARC are taking the first steps to a lasting peace.
Marine Le Pen has declared that her father Jean-Marie can no longer "hold the party hostage" following his recent remarks on the Holocaust.
"I guess I never thought about putting it in the context of your junk."
François Hollande was elected on a promise to rule from the left, but proved an unpopular figure – until the January attack on Charlie Hebdo offered an unexpected reprieve.
We tend to think of terrorists and gangsters - the professionally violent – as opponents of the state. In fact, they are alternatives to it. Like politicians, gangsters and terrorists are interested in governance.