Nicholas Kristof

07/21/2014 - 1:28am

    With Israeli troops again invading Gaza and the death toll rising, some of the rhetoric from partisans on each side is oddly parallel. Maybe it's time to correct a few common misconceptions among the salvos flying back and forth.

    - This is a struggle between good and evil, right and wrong. We can't relax, can...

06/05/2014 - 3:26am

    Few people have fought as courageously for human rights as Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Prize-winning democracy advocate who stood up to the generals here in Myanmar.

    Suu Kyi should be one of the heroes of modern times. Instead, as her country imposes on the Rohingya...

06/02/2014 - 12:23am

    As we hiked on a bamboo bridge over a river, past a police checkpoint, by water buffalo, over abandoned rice paddies and past a hamlet where 28 Muslim children had been hacked to death, word raced ahead of us. Farmers poured out to welcome us from two besieged villages that for two years have been mostly cut off...

05/29/2014 - 2:57pm

    Minura Begum has been in labor for almost 24 hours, and the baby is stuck. Worse, it's turned around, one tiny foot already emerging into the world in a difficult breech delivery that threatens the lives of mother and child alike.

    Twenty-three years old and...

05/26/2014 - 4:55pm

    Tay Thi Nguyen is one of the mightiest people I've met, at 94 pounds. She has a towering presence, at a bit more than 5 feet tall. She is so strong that she probably could bench press 25 pounds.

    Three times Tay Thi has fainted while here at college, training to...

05/22/2014 - 5:53pm

    In 2011, a malnourished 14-year-old Vietnamese village girl named Phung arose in the wee hours each morning in a herculean struggle to get an education. After I wrote about her, readers responded with a torrent of $750,000 in donations to Room to Read, the aid organization helping her.

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