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Between Us, We Cover the World
An ongoing series of article published in partnership with
Le Monde diplomatique
June 25, 2019
The Seasons After the Arab Spring
Recent uprisings in Sudan and Algeria have avoided mistakes of 2011.
May 15, 2019
The Soccer Fans That Toppled a Government
From Algeria’s soccer stadiums, fans launched an uprising that brought down President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
May 7, 2019
Living in the Shadow of Notre Dame
I remained in shock, horrified at the devastation so close to me, in the heart of Paris.
May 2, 2019
Social Media Can’t Replace Social Infrastructure
The library, not Facebook, is the primary institution promoting literacy and providing Internet access to those who have no other way to get online.
May 1, 2019
Ethiopia’s Economic Miracle Is an Environmental Tragedy
Ethiopia’s rivers and lakes are now drying up at terrifying speed.
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March 19, 2019
What’s Really Happening to Uighurs in Xinjiang?
China may have interned more than a million Uighurs in Xinjiang in an attempt to suppress their desire for greater autonomy.
March 13, 2019
A European Spring Is Possible
The DiEM25 proposes immediate financial changes to end austerity and fund a green—and hopefully post-capitalist—future.
February 19, 2019
Will a New Port Make Tanzania ‘Africa’s Dubai’?
Backed by money from China and Oman, a small Tanzanian fishing port could be as large and busy as Rotterdam within 10 years.
February 14, 2019
Brexit Is Deadlocked as the Countdown Continues
The UK Parliament is at an impasse, and both main parties are at risk of fracturing.
January 23, 2019
Discipline and Punish: The Birth of China’s Social-Credit System
In Hangzhou and throughout Shandong province, gold stars and black marks have begun to shape public and private behavior.