Carlo Dade on the many advantages of joining the common market comprised of Chile, Peru, Colombia and Mexico.
Kaveh Shahrooz on why it is essential to revisit Iran’s painful past to get to a democratic future.
Gissou Nia on why denying women the right to run for President is only a small part of the regime’s apparatus of repression.
Ali Ansari on the historical context of the Iran’s push for human rights.
Geoffrey Cameron and Robert Joustra on why the rights of Iran’s religious minorities won’t be respected until those of the majority are as well.
If Canada wants stronger relations with Africa, our Diplomat-in-Chief needs more help from the government. By David Hornsby
The Most Persecuted
Jeffrey Stern for the Atlantic on the Hazara, one of the most persecuted ethnic groups in the world: "So many of your people are killed that you believe fewer than half survived. Even statues that look like you are attacked."
The Death of a Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is a natural wonder, home to a quarter of all species in the world's oceans, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. And Australia coal boom is slowly killing it reports Samiha Shafy for Spiegel Online.
A Year of Hollande
John Gaffney for berfrois on the François Hollande government's reign so far: "Only a year into his five year term, François Hollande is close to becoming a lame-duck, if not a dead-duck, President."
Tiger Temple’s Long Ride
A New York Times Op-Doc about Chinese blogger Zhang Shihe, aka 'Tiger Temple'. Every summer, Tiger Temple rides his bicycle through rural China, recording what he sees around him.
Fast Food Slowly Delivered in Gaza
Fares Akram reports for the New York Times on KFC smuggled into Gaza by tunnel: "The French fries arrive soggy, the chicken having long since lost its crunch."
Why We Aren’t Going to Do Anything About Climate Change Anytime Soon
Financial Times columnist Martin Wolf gives 7 reasons for the climate chaos we find ourselves in: Reason #1, our entire civilization is built on fossil fuels.