Articles By Jacey Fortin

From Politics & Policy Aug 30, 2012

Madagascar Pays Price Of More Development With Skyrocketing Prostitution

Prostitution is rising to dangerous levels in Madagascar, and this has become one of the most controversial signifiers of the country's political and economic breakdown over the last three years.

From Politics & Policy Aug 29, 2012

Yasser Arafat 'Murder Inquiry' Opened In France

The late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat may have died of polonium poisoning, according to his family members. Now, French prosecutors have agreed to look into the case.

From Politics & Policy Aug 29, 2012

An American In Palestine: Rachel Corrie’s Death Still Tests Israel’s Public Image

A court decision on Tuesday has exonerated the Israeli military in the case of Rachel Corrie, an American activist who died in Gaza nine years ago.

From Politics & Policy Aug 28, 2012

Off The Job: Why Brazil’s Public Sector Strike May Strike Out

Half of the Brazilian public sector is on strike for higher wages, but their prospects for success may be dimming as deadlines approach.

From Politics & Policy Aug 28, 2012

Africa's Social Spillover: China Imports Crude From Angola, Exports Crime

Chinese criminal gangs have spilled over into the African country of Angola. Now, their illicit activities are threatening China’s presence in the region.

From Politics & Policy Aug 27, 2012

Libya: Anti-Sufi Violence Tests Transitional Government As Interior Minister Resigns

Libyan Interior Minister Fawzi Abdel A'al resigned on Sunday after his security forces failed to stop violent attacks against Sufi Muslim shrines in two major cities.

From Politics & Policy Aug 27, 2012

Digging Deep: Lonmin Struggles To Get South African Miners Back To Work

Lonmin PLC, the platinum producer whose Marikana mine in South Africa was the site of deadly protests during the past several weeks, is pushing for a return to business as usual after an operations shutdown caused by a wildcat strike and a period of national mourning.

From Politics & Policy Aug 27, 2012

Courting Cairo? Tehran Invites Egypt’s Morsi To Iranian Nuclear Facility

Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will visit one of Iran's nuclear facilities this week, adding to the growing speculation about his relationship with the Iranian regime.

From Politics & Policy Aug 27, 2012

Pussy Riot On The Run: Two Band Members Flee Russia To Escape Prosecution

Two members of the Russian all-girl punk band Pussy Riot have fled the country, according to a Twitter statement from the group on Sunday.

From Politics & Policy Aug 27, 2012

Non-Aligned Movement Summit Kicks Off In Tehran: An Alternative United Nations?

As the Non-Aligned Movement summit begins in Tehran, members aspire to become an organization of authority in matters of global peacekeeping.