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Developing World news and analysis from The Nation
April 12, 2020
A ‘Jubilee’ Cancellation of Debt Is Vital to Fighting the Coronavirus
A growing movement says debt forgiveness for developing nations would “free up resources to tackle urgent health, social and economic crises.”
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.
March 23, 2018
Why British Conservatives Are Salivating Over the Oxfam Scandal
The Oxfam scandal is a moment of reckoning for the aid sector, but it also gives Tories a plum opportunity to undermine a critical voice.
Helen C. Epstein
October 26, 2017
Mental Illness Is a Global Crisis
Over 80 percent of people suffering from mental-health disorders live in the Global South.
October 24, 2017
Ai Weiwei’s ‘Human Flow’ Eloquently Calls the West to Account for the Refugee Crisis
The walls, fences, and brute force currently used to control this tide are shown to be not only barbaric but futile.
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October 5, 2017
Fixers Are the Unsung Heroes of Journalism
The brave locals who guide foreign reporters deserve recognition for making the story possible.
July 25, 2017
Inside Colin Kaepernick’s Trip to Africa
Scholar Ameer Loggins recounts their experiences on the continent.
May 16, 2017
How China Is Building the Post-Western World
Beijing’s Belt and Road project may be the largest single infrastructure program in human history.
April 6, 2017
The Crisis of the Liberal Order and Pankaj Mishra’s ‘Age of Anger’
Fundamental reformation is required, if we are to do better than the world he describes.
April 4, 2017
El Salvador Votes for Water Over Gold
Against overwhelming odds, an international grassroots campaign has won the world’s first comprehensive ban on metals mining.