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June 2, 2020
Time to Fundamentally Rethink What Trump Means by Security
The challenge for his successor will be how to dig out from the rubble.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
May 27, 2020
Trump’s Decision to Freeze WHO Funding Worries the US Military
Exclusive: Africom fears that China will use the White House’s suspension of World Health Organization payments to expand its influence in Africa.
May 11, 2020
Africa Is Not Waiting to Be Saved From the Coronavirus
If reporting doesn’t improve, the creativity and agency of swaths of humanity will be lost to history.
April 10, 2020
The Racial Politics of ‘Return’
Tourism initiatives in Ghana and beyond leave out black people without the economic means to travel.
March 20, 2020
The Sudanese Ousted a Dictator Last Year—Why Is Washington Still Imposing Sanctions?
Middle East scholar Stephen Zunes talks about Sudan’s hopeful but uncertain future in the wake of its peaceful democratic revolution.
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February 18, 2020
Think Exotic Animals Are to Blame for the Coronavirus? Think Again.
Scientists have fingered bats and pangolins as potential sources of the virus, but the real blame lies elsewhere—with human assaults on the environment.
December 31, 2019
France’s Undocumented Migrants Are Fighting for Their Rights
In the face of Macron’s intensified repression, the
are marching in the streets and organizing in the workplace.
December 31, 2019
The Global Garbage Economy Begins (and Ends) in This Senegalese Dump
How Dakar’s trash depot became a battleground for Chinese industry, the World Bank, and Senegalese organized labor.
Katie Jane Fernelius
December 23, 2019
Decolonization and the Pursuit of an Egalitarian International Order
A new book looks at the mid-20th century cohort of African and Caribbean leaders who attempted to demand new rules from the world system.
December 20, 2019
A Realist’s Guide to Progressive Giving
Your tax dollars end up doing a lot of harm. Here’s a way to offset the damage.