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February 26, 2016
Israel Unleashes an Onslaught on Human-Rights NGOs, Artists, and Writers
The new wave of McCarthyite smears and repressive laws is unprecedented.
February 11, 2016
Escape From the DPRK
How Yeonmi Park, a North Korean defector, became a controversial globe-trotting celebrity on the stage of international human rights.
E. Tammy Kim
December 22, 2015
What Can You Actually Do for Syrian Refugees?
Trump wants to ban refugees fleeing ISIS and civil war. Here’s how to welcome them instead.
December 8, 2015
Why Do We Pretend ISIS Is Crazy?
our leaders call
ISIS inhuman fanatics,
they’re setting us
December 7, 2015
Pacific Overtures on Broadway
At its best, the Japanese-internment musical
seethes with righteous anger beneath its perkiness and platitudes.
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December 2, 2015
How to End the Eritrean Refugee Crisis
For Tesfu Atsbha, head of the Eritrean Solidarity Movement for National Salvation, the only way is to depose dictator Isaias Afwerki.
December 2, 2015
Europe Is Trying to Rid Itself of the Eritrean Refugee Crisis
Even before Paris, European nations were maneuvering to prematurely declare Eritrea safe for return.
Caitlin L. Chandler
November 13, 2015
Haitians Are Rising Up Against the Stolen Elections
The country is dominated more than ever by MREs—Morally Repugnant Elites—and post-earthquake aid from Washington, guided by the Clintons, has mostly benefited American subcontractors.
November 11, 2015
Burma: Democracy with an Asterisk?
Burma’s Constitution awards a quarter of its Parliament to the military. But that’s not Aung San Suu Kyi’s biggest problem by a long shot.
November 5, 2015
14 Years After ‘Liberation,’ Afghan Women Are Suffering More Than Ever
A look at Afghanistan “after” the American war.