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Time to End the West’s Xenophobic Double Standard on Refugees
Racism lowers the floor for how all people are treated. But it’s not too late to change.
May 17, 2022
How Economic Sanctions Shaped Today’s Global Powers
A conversation with Nicholas Mulder on the evolution and history of sanctions, his new book
The Economic Weapon
, and the role sanctions play after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
May 2, 2022
What Is Left of History?
On the Judgment of History
asks us to imagine the past without the idea of progress. But what gets left out in the process?
David A. Bell
April 14, 2022
Prosecuting Putin’s Aggression
Prosecuting the crime of aggression is the only effective way to target those who are most responsible for the horrors of war. Yet international law does not currently recognize this offense.
March 29, 2022
Mexico Takes on the the United States’ Gun Goliaths
The Mexican government’s lawsuit against US gun manufacturers may be a long shot. But if it succeeds, it could completely change the terrain in the fight to combat gun crime in both countries.
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March 2, 2022
Media Malpractice and Information War in Ukraine
The Western media’s double standard is on full display amid Ukraine war coverage.
Ishmael N. Daro
February 24, 2022
De-escalation and negotiation are the only way out of this crisis.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
January 11, 2022
Guantánamo Is Still “a Black Hole of Secrecy”
Twenty years have passed since the first prisoners landed blindfolded in orange jumpsuits and were caged in the US-run enclave—and press restrictions at Gitmo are only getting worse
January 3, 2022
Extraditing Julian Assange Threatens Journalists Worldwide
In countries where the press faces restriction and persecution, US interference sets a dangerous precedent.
December 3, 2021
The Israeli Firm NSO—Makers of Pegasus Spyware—Must Be Banned
And why the Biden administration has taken unprecedented action against a company with such deep ties to the Israeli government.