Michael Hobbes

Michael Hobbes

Journalist & Animator

Contributing editor and producer at Highline. Former human rights consultant.

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One Buzzword at a Time

How corporations, activists, and politicians turned the language of human rights into meaningless babble

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The Untouchables

Based on some work I did in Zimbabwe. The worst multinational corporations aren't Shell and Monsanto. They're companies you've never heard of.

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Calvinball in Cairo

The best guide to the chaos of Egyptian politics is Hobbes. No, not Thomas Hobbes -- Calvin and Hobbes. Analysts have been arguing since the…...

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After U.S. Negotiations, Assad Releases American Photographer

An American held in Syria since 2012 has been released....

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What Would the Soviets Say About Michael Brown?

From Birmingham to Ferguson, a brief history of how racial tensions at home have undermined America abroad....

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After 15 Years, Argentina Agrees To Pay Back U.S. Creditors

Argentina ends 15 years in the financial wilderness after agreeing to pay its debts....

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Another ISIS Leader Down as U.S. Accelerates War

Marines in Iraq in combat as Special Ops and warplanes hunt ISIS leaders...

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Long-Awaited Senate Plan Would Require Companies Be Able to Decrypt On Demand

A bill written by the top senators on the Intelligence Committee escalates Washington's war with Silicon Valley over encryption....

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This Chart Shows the U.S. Economy Might Be In Better Shape Than Voters Think

U.S. stocks have roared back after a horrible start to the year, but voters haven't noticed....

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The Cable

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Live-Blog Day 2: Tracking the Fallout of the Brussels Attacks

Foreign Policy is tracking the second day of breaking news out of Brussels....

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Trump on Top Aide’s Battery Charge: Reporter Actually Assaulted Me

The Republican presidential front-runner took to Twitter to defend campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and threaten a lawsuit....

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The U.S. Isn’t Ready for Something That Could Drastically Change the Global Economy

The Panama Canal expansion is nearly done. Unfortunately, U.S. port cities on the East Coast are nowhere close to ready for it....

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Squandered Progress in Pakistan

Encouraging things are happening in Pakistan, but an enabling environment for extremism and other problems within society threaten this very real progress....

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Breaking News

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