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Narendra Modi’s role in the horrific 2002 anti-Muslim pogrom in Gujarat has never been properly investigated, but now a timely new study is raising the right questions.

Act of Killing

The brilliant Oscar-nominated film The Act of Killing depicts the horrifying mass murder in Indonesia in the 1960s—but the US was no mere observer. 

Guatemala

The Constitutional Court may have vacated Efraín Ríos Montt’s conviction, but the struggle for justice will continue. And nothing can annul the survivors’ testimony and courage.

The Tsarnaev brothers

It appears the Tsarnaev brothers were self-motivated. But their Salafist extremism was itself one outgrowth of the brutal Chechen wars of independence against Russia.

Armenian genocide demonstration picture

A historian’s view of why political demands, past and present, have weighed on Turkish debates about the Armenian genocide.

The Twenty-Seventh Man

Nathan Englander’s play, The Twenty-Seventh Man, focuses on the moment that Yiddish culture in Russia died a sudden and unnatural death.

A column of prisoners at Jaworzno camp in Poland, a former subcamp of Auschwitz

Did postwar population transfers complete a project of ethnic cleansing started by Hitler?

A group of peasants posed atop a mountain of ashes at Treblinka

Can the two central images of Poland during World War II—a country of heroes and a country of collaborators—ever be combined?

Bhutanese refugees in Nepal

Two decades ago, nearly one-sixth of the population was forcibly expelled. How did King Wangchuck escape any real censure?

The impact of climate change on developing countries has so far been devestating, and stands to get only worse.

Blogs

Ukraine’s ultra-right-wing Svoboda party is no fringe organization.

March 6, 2014

“Sochi is the land of Circassians. They can’t hide this anymore.”

February 17, 2014

Many participants say they peddle militaristic values and obedience to the state.

January 24, 2014

Arendt's life and work have been debated in our pages possibly more than those of any other twentieth-century philosopher.

November 16, 2013

The lowest country on the planet needs action at the UN world conference on climate change in Durban. But “Occupy COP17” is expecting much from governments.

December 1, 2011

In the wake of three women being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, a new PBS documentary series celebrates women’s roles as peacemakers--but oversimplifies complex conflicts like the one in Afghanistan. 

October 17, 2011

Let's keep Washington Bullets in mind thinking about Egypt.

February 12, 2011