Forcing the Issue — “Employing U.S. military power to overthrow Gaddafi would do Libya more harm than good,” argues Romesh Ratnesar.
Battle Lines — The U.N. has entered the fray in Ivory Coast, sending helicopters to target some of Gbagbo’s military camps in Abidjan, reports TIME’s Ishaan Tharoor.
Getting to Know You — In the fourth installment of their ‘New Europe’ series, the Guardian features Poland. The special includes a profile of a Polish family, a podcast about Polish football and a feature on techno music headlined ‘Poles Dancing.’
Home on the Range — People are moving off of the American plains — should Bison move in? Check out David Samuels’ must-read piece in Mother Jones.
Disappearing Daughters — The Economists uses data from the 2011 census to show the number of ‘missing’ girls in India. There are now 914 girls aged 0-6 years old for every 1,000 boys of the same age, though in one state (Haryana) the ration is 830 to 1000.
Video — The UK’s Channel 4 has (already!) produced a documentary on the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on Mar. 11. Panic-inducing soundtrack aside, it’s a rather compelling piece. TIME’s Japan coverage, here.