The Nation

on Oct 20, 2014 - 12:07 PM ET
Capt. Ron Johnson.

Talal Ansari focuses on foreign policy and affairs, international conflict and human rights issues abroad.

Core Secrets: NSA Saboteurs in China and Germany,” by Peter Maas and Laura Poitras. The Intercept, October 10, 2014.

With how little privacy we have, perhaps we are desensitized when more revelations occur. Our...

on Oct 15, 2014 - 17:19 PM ET
A student protestor poses with chalk graffiti.

This piece originally appeared at the NYU Local and is reposted here with permission.

Yesterday, in the shadow of Washington Square Park’s arc de triomphe, sixty NYU students stepped bravely out of the Debt Closet. This event, the enterprising lovechild of NYU’s Student & Labor Action Movement (SLAM) and the ...

Student Movements, Youth
on Oct 14, 2014 - 17:28 PM ET
Ferguson October

Last spring, The Nation launched its biweekly student movement dispatch. As part of the StudentNation blog, each dispatch hosts first-person updates on youth organizing. For recent dispatches, check out September 15 and September 29. For an...

Education, Activism, Politics
on Oct 14, 2014 - 13:35 PM ET
A UCLA student.

This piece originally appeared in The Daily Tar Heel and is republished here with permission.

As UNC and other campuses nationwide engage in sexual assault policymaking efforts, California has become the first state to enact a new consent standard for colleges and universities in hopes of changing the culture surrounding sexual violence.

Crime, Gender Issues
on Oct 9, 2014 - 16:05 PM ET
Kashmiri protestors.

—Talal Ansari focuses on foreign policy/affairs, international conflict (including US involvement abroad) and human rights issues abroad.

"Exploring Kashmir's Idyllic Meadow of Death," by Zahid Rafiq. VICE, April 2, 2014.

Kashmir is a place where I've often visited as a child, and a...

on Oct 9, 2014 - 13:23 PM ET
Lena Dunham.

This piece was coauthored with Shen Trotter and originally appeared at Youngist.org. It is reposted here with permission.

Yesterday, Lena Dunham—whose character on the HBO show Girls is one of the most recognizable millennial narratives in pop culture—was...