america-in-context

Why other countries don’t have government shutdowns

"I cannot think of a single foreign analogy to what is happening in the U.S. today."

The U.S. joins failed states around the world in telling prison guards, border patrol to work for free

The difference is that America isn't failed, it's just spoiled.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Oct 1, 2013

George Zimmerman and the U.S. effort to improve minority rights abroad

When the U.S. is perceived as poor on minority rights, it can be easier for other countries to shrug off pressure to improve their own.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Jul 14, 2013

This map shows that Obama is really, really popular in Africa

His favorability rating in many African countries nearly doubles his approval at home. Why?

Video: Meet the Brazilian woman whose life was just changed by the Supreme Court DOMA ruling

Michele Castro wanted to join her American spouse in the U.S. but was barred because they're both women.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Brazil
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  • Jun 26, 2013

This Map shows how America compares to the rest of the world on gay rights

The U.S. is less progressive than much of Western Europe, but grants same-sex union rights to over 120 million people.

  • Max Fisher
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  • Jun 26, 2013

Vladimir Putin defends the U.S. on spying programs, drones and Occupy Wall Street

"That’s the way it’s done in the U.S., and that’s the way it’s done in Russia."

  • Max Fisher
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  • Russia
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  • Jun 13, 2013

Despite Americans’ outrage, NSA scandal draws mostly shrugs abroad

American political scandals are usually big news abroad. Why is this one different?

  • Max Fisher
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  • Jun 7, 2013

Revolutionary fast food: Anthony Bourdain samples Libya’s ‘Uncle Kentaki’ chicken

The American fast food chain is sometimes treated as a symbol of the U.S. in the Middle East.

  • Max Fisher
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  • May 13, 2013

Anti-American countries can become pro-American. Here’s how South Korea did it.

In only ten years, public opinion there went from among the world's most skeptical of the U.S. to its most approving.

  • Max Fisher
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  • May 7, 2013
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