Everybody loves el-Sisi: World leaders complicit as Egypt returns to dictatorship
by Patrick Hilsman
The world stands by and watches as Egypt returns to the same military dictatorship that the Arab Spring was celebrated for overthrowing.
May 27, 2015
Essay Contest Winner: Disappearance to ISIS
by Ruby Whorton
If I were a foreign news correspondent I would like to be stationed in London to try to figure out how, and more importantly, why these three young girls left the country and their loving families without saying good bye.
May 23, 2015
John Kerry makes case for Trans-Pacific Partnership at Boeing visit
by Venice Buhain
Secretary of State John Kerry stopped at the Renton Boeing plant and defended the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which has been met with skepticism by some.
May 19, 2015
Seattle-bound Beijing bands reimagine rock for the Western world
by Charlie Zaillian
Beijing bands birthed from post-Cultural Revolutionary China are carving their own rock history in the West.
May 14, 2015
Palestinian students see catastrophe in celebrations of Israel’s founding
by Varisha Khan
Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli student groups at UW are by turns celebrating and mourning Israel's 67th birthday this week.
May 13, 2015
Washington state’s regressive tax system fuels economic racism
by Ben Henry
Can Washington state be that socially progressive with a regressive tax system that throws low-income people of color under the bus?
May 11, 2015
Have you been watching Russian government propaganda?
by Patrick Hilsman
Popular cable and internet news channel Russia Today has developed cozy relationship with holocaust deniers and the ultra-right.
May 6, 2015
What’s happening in Yemen (and why you should care)
by Cooper Inveen
The crisis in Yemen explained: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the complex web of alliances that's tearing apart the Middle East’s poorest country
Apr 21, 2015
Parents of missing Mexican students find support in Seattle, Yakima
by Janelle Retka
Parents of two of the 43 missing Mexican students shared their anguish as they made stops in Seattle and Yakima seeking support for renewed investigation.
‘Desert Dancer’ film’s Western bias denies audiences a more accurate view of Iran
by Lucinda Homa Gray
Do "Desert Dancer" producers equate "positive" with depicting Iranians as Westerners?
Apr 17, 2015
Young Mexicans finding fewer reasons to head north
by Alysa Hullett
For entrepreneurial young Mexicans, dreams of prosperity no longer lie across the border.
Apr 3, 2015
Searching for a solution to the Somali remittance crisis
by Sarah Stuteville
Somali Americans came together with politicians to look for a way to keep remittance money flowing to Somalia in spite of banks' restrictions.
El Salvador families search for disappeared children decades after war
by Nicole Einbinder
Decades after the end of a brutal civil war, survivors continue to demand justice and search for Salvadoran disappeared children forcibly taken by the army.
Apr 2, 2015
Fewer immigrants filling Tacoma detention center, as doubts grow about new contract
by Lael Henterly
With a big contract in the works, Tacoma detention center for immigrants sits half empty.
Seattle Afghan community remembers Farkhunda
by Atia Musazay
Seattle Afghans gather at a vigil remember the brutal March 19 murder of Farkhunda, calling for justice in a case that has gripped the nation.
Mar 30, 2015
Detained feminist activists in China spark worldwide support, new questions
by J.M. Wong
The continued detainment of five young feminist activists in China more than three weeks later, leaves more questions to be answered.
Seattle mulls stance against fast track for Trans-Pacific Partnership
by Signe Predmore
A Seattle city council is set to vote Monday on taking a stance against giving Obama fast-track trade promotion authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Mar 28, 2015
Rejecting the American Dream, Mexicans reintegrate back home
by Alysa Hullett
Divided from family and missing their culture, returning home is an obvious choice for many Mexican immigrants. But things aren't always so easy once they get there.
Mar 26, 2015
El Salvador shows signs of progress in the shadow of U.S. intervention
by Sean O'Neill
With popular media influencing U.S. perceptions of El Salvador, it's easy to forget the progressive democratic changes that are underway.
Mar 24, 2015