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“Caravan of Solace” Moving Towards Peace, Slowly

William Lloyd George explores the “Caravan of Solace” anti-drug violence movement for TIME. Just as hundreds of Mexicans screamed “Justice” during the final stop of the Caravan, many of the activists associated with the protest questioned both the success and the overall mission of the week-long tour. While Mexican activists agree that …

Yemen in Tense Political Limbo

Jeb Boone reports for TIME on the tense situation in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a. As Yemen’s President Ali Abdullah Saleh recovers in Saudi Arabia from an attack on his home, many ordinary Yemenis celebrate his (at least temporary) departure. But, as Boone reports, a climate of fear and uncertainty remains suspended over the city and …

Turkey’s Vote Is a Win for Democracy

Pelin Turgut examines for TIME the new political environment in the wake of Turkey’s elections on Sunday. Critics decry Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s perceived authoritarian leadership style, but his ruling Justice and Development Party, a pro-business and moderately Islamist party, won Sunday’s elections with 50% of the vote, …

Something’s Rotten in Europe

TIME’s Leo Cendrowicz writes from Brussels about what the controversy — and hysteria — over E.coli in vegetable produce is doing to the already fraying bonds of the European Union.

Originally the authorities in Hamburg identified the source of the outbreak as Spanish cucumbers. This was not only incorrect but led to an acrimonious

Should South Korea Scrap Its Mandatory Military Service?

Writing for Time.com, Steve Finch reports from the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas on how the guardians of the South are reconsidering a six decades-old policy of mandatory military service.

Disputes over the nation’s mandatory military service — a policy that has been in place for the full 63 years of the country’s

CEO of Chilean Energy Company Defends Project to Dam Patagonia

This guest post comes from TIME contributor Aaron Nelsen in Santiago

In the tumultuous days since HidroAysén – a joint project of energy companies Endesa and Colbun – won government approval to build five hydroelectric dams in Patagonia, Chief Executive Officer Daniel Fernández has been working furiously to beat back the tide of …

Canada’s Government Collapses: What’s Next?

Guest post written by TIME’s Megan Gibson

In a year when myriad governments have had their authority challenged, add one more to the list. We’ve seen Libya and Syria’s regimes reel in the face of mass uprisings, and Tunisia and Egypt’s leaders depart. And now… Canada?

Though not quite as tumultuous as events in the Middle …

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