Jordan’s struggle to erase the stain of honor crimes

For decades, Jordan has struggled to introduce reforms and prevent honor crimes — one of the uglier vestiges of colonialism.

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In Afghanistan, winning peace requires diplomacy

The war in Afghanistan is the longest military conflict in U.S. history. It has failed. The key to peace is diplomacy and the quiet work of diplomats.

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Jordan needs reforms to include women in its economy

Jordan ranks among the world's worst countries for women's economic participation. A former cabinet minister speaks out on what must change.

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Pakistan commits to reform schools that teach militancy

For decades, militant religious schools in Pakistan called madrassas taught students to kill non-believers. Now, Islamabad is taking them on.

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In Afghanistan, winning peace requires diplomacy

The war in Afghanistan is the longest military conflict in U.S. history. It has failed. The key to peace is diplomacy and the quiet work of diplomats.

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Decoder: A key to understanding Russian suspicions of West

The Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies opposed the West for 36 years. After the Iron Curtain fell, NATO expanded, deepening Russian-Western tensions.

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Listen: In the end, violence always wins

I use the human race to play my evil game. I’m to blame for wife-beating, guns, bomb flames. I’m the infamous, rash, spirit of violence.

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No, I was not okay. I had to overcome PTSD.

I used to tell myself, "It's fine." But then I presented a project that triggered difficult memories. I now realize everything's not fine — and that's okay.

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I’m Asian-American and finally proud of it

Mocked and belittled as an Asian-American, I was desperate to fit in with my American peers. With time and age, I have learned to straddle the two cultures.

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Decoder: A key to understanding Russian suspicions of West

The Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies opposed the West for 36 years. After the Iron Curtain fell, NATO…

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Decoder: What is the European Parliament?

It's unloved and misunderstood. It splits time between Brussels and Strasbourg. Its powers have grown, yet voters shun it. It's…

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Decoder: What is terrorism? And who are terrorists?

A bloody attack in New Zealand brought the word “terrorist” back into the headlines. What is terrorism, and why is…

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Paraguayan news team wins environment reporting prize

A global prize backed by News-Decoder and two board members has gone to a media group in Paraguay for reporting…

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Students on four continents win News-Decoder contest

Women's rights, identity and mental health -- social and political issues dominated winning entries in News-Decoder's multimedia storytelling contest.

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News-Decoder receives major gift from family foundation

A multi-year gift from a U.S. family foundation marks a vote of confidence in News-Decoder and has allowed our not-for-profit…

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