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The Climate Plan After Paris: Break Up The Energy Warlord Monopoly

Dan Carol | Posted 12.10.2016 | Impact
Dan Carol

The old rules of Monopoly are being written after Paris. The new game? It's called Deployment. Let's all play.

Congress Needs Its Bacon Back

Dan Carol | Posted 11.23.2016 | Politics
Dan Carol

Could bringing back "earmarks" -- derided as pork barrel, insider spending just a few years ago -- be the unconventional solution for re-booting Congress? It just might be.

Welcome to the Warlord Era, America

Dan Carol | Posted 11.11.2016 | Politics
Dan Carol

Let's quit beating around the bush: Warlords are ruining America -- and not just as measured by the Gross Domestic Product and nerdy stuff like that. Warlords are making America less fun. Less can-do. Less a place where people can agree to give a little to get a little.

Congolese Warlord Stands Trial on 18 Counts of War Crimes, But Many More Crimes Have Gone Unreported

Patrick Alley | Posted 09.01.2016 | Crime
Patrick Alley

Nine years since the first international warrant for his arrest, the warlord Bosco Ntaganda will today go on trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. He is charged with committing 18 counts of war crimes in Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo), including murder, rape, pillage, and the conscription of child soldiers.

The Real Costs of CIA Cash

John Sifton | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
John Sifton

The twist of the latest CIA cash scandal is not the CIA is handing over wads of U.S. bills to a corrupt president. It is that the CIA has continued to hand over cash for so long, which is not merely unethical but now antithetical to the U.S. government's stated policy goals.

Why the Democratic Republic of Congo Is a Failed State

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.22.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Without guaranteeing a sense of belonging and security for all its citizens, Congo should not anticipate or expect any guarantee of peace.

WATCH: Jon Stewart To Author Linda Polman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Journalist Linda Polman discussed corruption and aid organizations, the topic of her new book, "The Crisis Caravan: What's Wrong With Humanitarian Aid...

U.S. Military Loses Control Of Subcontractor Spending, Warlords Benefit

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Nick Schwellenbach and Lagan Sebert This piece is a collaboration between the Huffington Post Investigative Fund and the Center for Public Integr...

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the Messiah of Darkness

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

The history of turning warlords like Hekmatyar to the good has consistently proven to be nothing but bad for the Afghan people It's not everyday tha...

CIA Pays Off Another Afghan Despot, Hopes for the Best

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allison Kilkenny

It appears as though the CIA is -- yet again -- employing the good ol' "The Enemy of My Enemy is The Guy Who Screws Me In The End" foreign policy doctrine.

Italy Hosts Child Soldiers Symposium

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

With the changing nature of armed conflict, the impact of war on children and young people has become more brutal than ever.