Human rights

Two children walk along a dirt road in front of a field of huts.

The Progressive Refugee Policy That Puts the West to Shame The Progressive Refugee Policy That Puts the West to Shame

Uganda’s role as a co-convenor of the Global Refugee Forum in Geneva this week should raise urgent questions about the interests behind its much-lauded open-door refugee policy.

Dec 12, 2023 / Natasha Hakimi Zapata

Xi Jinping and Gavin Newsom meeting China

Governor Newsom’s Visit to China Shows the Potential for a Sophisticated, Progressive Foreign Policy Governor Newsom’s Visit to China Shows the Potential for a Sophisticated, Progressive Foreign Policy

We need intelligent dialogue, not crude confrontation.

Nov 1, 2023 / Jake Werner

Biden delivers a speech in the Oval Office

Biden’s Zombie Foreign Policy Lurches Blindly Along Biden’s Zombie Foreign Policy Lurches Blindly Along

As global instability spreads, the president remains committed to failed strategies.

Oct 23, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Harry G. Barnes meeting with Gen. Augusto Pinochet.

The American Ambassador Who Helped Stop a Coup in Chile The American Ambassador Who Helped Stop a Coup in Chile

Everyone knows how Nixon and Kissinger paved Pinochet’s path to power. The story of Harry Barnes, who played a crucial role in the Chilean dictator’s exit, is much less well known...

Oct 5, 2023 / Peter Kornbluh

Protesters chant after the death of Hardeep Singh Nijjar, with a photo of SIngh Nijjar on the left

Did Narendra Modi Kill a Canadian Citizen? Did Narendra Modi Kill a Canadian Citizen?

New cold war politics might end any investigation into the assassination of a Sikh activist before it begins.

Sep 22, 2023 / Jeet Heer

La Moneda on fire

50 Years After “the Other 9/11”: Remembering the Chilean Coup 50 Years After “the Other 9/11”: Remembering the Chilean Coup

Some personal reflections on history, memory, and the survival of democracies.

Sep 11, 2023 / Ariel Dorfman

Wagner group mercenaries board a helicopter.

What the Failed Wagner Mutiny Means for Africa What the Failed Wagner Mutiny Means for Africa

Yevgeny Prigozhin’s mercenary army might have been disbanded in Russia, but in Africa—where the group props up dictators, extracts mineral wealth, and siphons off billions from leg...

Jul 12, 2023 / Nicolas Niarchos

Elliott Abrams looking pensive

Henry Kissinger, Elliott Abrams, and the Rot of American Foreign Policy Henry Kissinger, Elliott Abrams, and the Rot of American Foreign Policy

Our bipartisan elite is always willing to forgive war crimes by its made men.

Jul 7, 2023 / Jeet Heer

Israeli forces conduct a training drill near Masafer Yatta in February 2021.

The Destruction of This Palestinian Community Was Green-Lighted by Israel’s Supreme Court The Destruction of This Palestinian Community Was Green-Lighted by Israel’s Supreme Court

The Israeli military wants the homes of Masafer Yatta for target practice. And the country’s Supreme Court says that’s totally kosher.

Jul 10, 2023 / Feature / Basel Adra and Yuval Abraham

What My Parents Taught Me About Bodily Autonomy

What My Parents Taught Me About Bodily Autonomy What My Parents Taught Me About Bodily Autonomy

I learned from an early age that honoring an individual’s wishes for their body is a sacred act.

Jun 27, 2023 / Feature / Angela Garbes

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