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Between Us, We Cover the World
An ongoing series of article published in partnership with
Le Monde diplomatique
September 3, 2021
What’s Left of Communism in China?
Capitalists, once detested, are now welcomed into the Chinese Communist Party.
August 2, 2021
Lebanon’s “National Financial Suicide”
The success of the Banque du Liban, once seen as the country’s only functional institution, was all “smoke and mirrors.”
June 7, 2021
Is Scotland Closer to Independence?
Elections in Scotland confirmed the position of the nationalists. But what vision of an independent future are its supporters backing?
June 9, 2020
Can the Russian Health Care System Cope With the Coronavirus?
Russia inherited enough hospital beds from the Soviet health system to handle Covid-19 patients—but not the medical personnel or supplies.
June 8, 2020
Florida’s Flooded Future: ‘Retreat While There’s Still Time’
With sea levels rising, Miami will be underwater by the end of the century.
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February 18, 2020
Is This the End of Rojava?
The Kurdish region of northeast Syria was autonomous for seven years, but had to ask the Syrian government for protection after an invasion by Turkey.
Chris Den Hond
February 12, 2020
Iraqis Want Iran and the US Out
The US and Iran have de facto collaborated in and over Iraq for decades. Iraqis are now protesting against both.
August 19, 2019
How the US Media Demonizes Iran
Lesson 1: When the missile is American, use the passive voice.
August 16, 2019
The Truth Behind the Assassination of the South African PM
When my relative stabbed PM Hendrik Verwoerd to death, he was described as a “madman”—but he was really trying to bring down apartheid.
July 5, 2019
What Happened When the EU Moved Its Fight to Stop Migration to Niger
Overnight, an EU-backed law criminalized the main source of income in the city of Agadez. It didn’t stop migration, but it wrecked the economy.