In the World
In the second of two posts, Irina Papkova, explores Bashar al-Assads assertion that Syria is the "last stronghold of secularism in the Middle East."
By Maurice Chammah "Port Said, once the pariah, is now the vanguard. As the protests turn to street battles, Port Said’s traditional independence from the rest of the country is coming out in a way it never has before."
In the aftermath of a 1937 massacre, Rafael Trujillo’s violent regime launched a campaign to demonize Haitians, using voudou as a principal identifier, reports Ezra Fieser from Dajabon in the Dominican Republic.
Conflict in western Burma's Arakan state has displaced thousands of Muslim Rohingyas and Buddhist Arakanese. From the Burmese border, Francis Wade examines the complex origins and motives behind the violence.
From Varanasi, India, Meera Subramanian’s inner pragmatist ponders the meaning of strength and devotion as she witnesses the Hindu ritual of aarti.
By Joe McKnight Part 4 of a four part series comparing the epic lives of Sundiata, medieval Malian ruler, and Iyad Ag0Ghali, a power player and leader in Malian rebel movements for nearly 40 years.
Part three of Joe McKnight's series on the epic lives of Sundiata, medieval Malian ruler, and Iyad ag-Ghali, a power player and leader in Malian rebel movements for nearly forty years.
Special for The Revealer: Alexander Zaitchik travels to Ecuador where he experiences the highs and lows of a local healing ritual. "Somewhere in the darkness I heard the first of the night’s retching noises."
Childhood and Exile: Rebel Politics and the Politics of Hunger. This is the second in a series comparing the epic lives of Sundiata, medieval Malian ruler, and Iyad ag-Ghali, a power player and leader in Malian rebel movements for nearly forty years.
By Joe McKnight One name kept repeating itself: Iyad ag-Ghali, leader of Ansar Dine. It seems to me his story, and his political role, may be one that ends up profoundly altering Mali's future.
by Maurice Chammah The call to prayer was not just a reminder of religious extremism. For these elite Egyptians, it was religious extremism.