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January 11, 2022
There Are No Heroes in Djokovic vs. Australia
While the tennis star is petulant and selfish, the Australian state is racist and arbitrary.
November 19, 2021
The Trap at the Poland–Belarus Border
Why the Polish ruling party turned a minor border crisis into an “existential threat.”
November 18, 2021
Finnish Democracy Is on the Brink
Finland is vulnerable to the same threats that confront democracies across the EU—the popular appeal of nativist parties, polarized political discourse, and cyber-bullying of minority and female politicians.
David L. Kirp
November 12, 2021
The Democratic Party’s “Failed Promises” to Immigrants
Democrats are poised to blow their last chance to establish protections for undocumented immigrants, an issue they’ve campaigned on for decades.
November 5, 2021
For the Women of Afghanistan, the War Isn’t Over
War is never over when it’s over—but especially for the women of Afghanistan, both at home and abroad.
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October 22, 2021
When the Trump Administration Discussed Sending Troops to the Border
Last year, immigration policy adviser Stephen Miller proposed sending a quarter of a million troops to the US-Mexico border to completely seal it off from would-be migrants.
October 19, 2021
Art at the Border of Power and Ecology
Miguel Fernández de Castro’s multimedia works reveal the ties between money, migration, and environmental disaster.
October 15, 2021
There Are No Borders for the Rich
For the ruling class, the nation-state is an indispensable fiction.
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
October 13, 2021
The Unsure State of Asian America
A conversation with Jay Caspian Kang about how the term “Asian American” became “mostly meaningless.”
October 12, 2021
America’s Long History of Mistreating Haitian Migrants
Recent images of Border Patrol agents chasing down Haitians have sparked outrage, but the US has been rounding up, detaining, and deporting asylum seekers from Haiti for decades.