Politics & Policy : ParallelsU.S. policy can change the course of another country and, increasingly, the reverse is true. From social issues to geopolitical strategy, we connect the dots — and seek out possible lessons for the future.
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Aung San Suu Kyi (left) speaks with military generals during the presidential handover ceremony in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Wednesday. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, will hold several top positions in the new civilian government, including the post of foreign minister.
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Dirk van der Maelen, a Social Democratic member of Belgium's Federal Parliament, defends the country's motto, seen here: "Unity makes strength." He think Belgium needs to remain unified, now more than ever. But there are also renewed calls for the country to split into two.
Belgian police and soldiers secure the area outside the Zaventem Airport in Brussels on Tuesday. The airport has been closed since the March 22 suicide bombing, and there's still no date for reopening it.
Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP
A woman places flowers on a coffin during a protest against violence in Rio de Janeiro last October. Brazil's violence is at an all-time high, with nearly 60,000 murders a year.
Radovan Karadzic sits in the courtroom in the Hague during the reading of his verdict at The International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia on Thursday.
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Members of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo human rights group demand information about missing relatives during their traditional Thursday march in Buenos Aires on March 3. The women began demonstrating in 1977.
Victor R. Caivano/AP
A plainclothes police officer kicks a demonstrator as Turkish anti-riot police disperse supporters in front of the headquarters of the Turkish daily Zaman newspaper in Istanbul on March 5. Turkish authorities seized the headquarters in a midnight raid.
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Crew members of the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Jason Dunham load supplies while docked in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2015. The U.S. and Cuba have restored diplomatic relations, but the U.S. says it remains committed to keeping the base.
Alejandro Gonzalez Raga and his wife, Bertha Bueno Fuentes, visit the U.N. Council of Human Rights in Geneva in 2013. After Gonzalez was imprisoned in Cuba for five years, the Catholic Church and Spanish government helped negotiate his release, into exile in Spain. His wife and children were allowed to accompany him, and the family currently has refugee status in Spain.
Courtesy of Alejandro Gonzalez Raga
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talks at a ceremony Friday commemorating the 101st anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli in Canakkale, Turkey, Friday. Turkey and the European Union annouced an agreement Friday to deal with Syrian refugees. But Turkey-EU relations have been strained on a number of issues.
Former Houston Rockets basketball player Yao Ming arrived at China's Great Hall of the People to attend the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing on March 3. Many prominent Chinese figures take part, though delegates lack real power.
Demonstrators parade large inflatable dolls, depicting Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in prison garb and current President Dilma Rousseff dressed as a thief, in Sao Paulo on Sunday. The corruption scandal at the state-run oil giant Petrobras has ensnared key figures from Rousseff's Workers' Party, including Silva, her predecessor and mentor.