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November 19, 2021
The Trap at the Poland–Belarus Border
Why the Polish ruling party turned a minor border crisis into an “existential threat.”
October 5, 2021
Anthony Veasna So’s Portraits of Diaspora
His posthumous collection
is part of a new wave of writing on the cultural memory and historical traumas of Southeast Asian immigrants.
September 30, 2021
They Fled the Taliban. Now They’re in a Tent City in New Mexico.
Abul Ahmed describes the living conditions inside the Fort Bliss refugee camp.
September 24, 2021
Daniel Foote’s Resignation Resounds Like Thunder
The departing special envoy to Haiti undiplomatically tells the truth about US policy.
September 14, 2021
Germany’s Secret Success: Turning Immigration Into a Nonissue
Despite predictions of electoral disaster, Angela Merkel’s decision to admit 1.7 million asylum seekers has become politically popular.
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August 30, 2021
I’m a Legal Asylum Seeker. Why Can’t I Work?
Trump-era regulations are forcing asylum seekers like me to beg for help.
August 26, 2021
What Will Happen to the Athletes of Afghanistan?
The urgent case of “Jamil S.” highlights the need for emergency evacuation.
August 23, 2021
Guam Was Ready to Help Relocate Afghans. Biden Ghosted.
In 1975, the US military evacuated nearly 112,000 Vietnamese refugees to Guam. Why wasn’t this strategy used now?
August 16, 2021
The Story of an Afghan Girl
Unlike Joe Biden, Mursal wasn’t surprised at how fast Kabul fell. She knows firsthand how effectively the Taliban has been terrorizing Afghans into silence and complicity.
June 30, 2021
The Human Cost of 10 Years of Conflict in Syria
A decade after the first shots were fired, cities are in ruins, over half a million Syrians have died, and more than ten million have been displaced.