world affairs

Malaysia

In Malaysia, Asylum Seekers And Trauma As Currency

Refugees in Malaysia explain how the resettlement process creates a perverse incentive to tailor ...

Belgium

Meet Mischaël Modrikamen: Steve Bannon’s Man In Europe

"Italy is our starting point, and Salvini the model," says this Belgian politician bringing the p...

Pakistan

Why Women's Rights And Pakistani-Indian Peace Go Hand In Hand

From Rwanda to South Africa, examples abound of countries ending conflicts by boosting women'...

Iran

Postcard From Tehran: Iran's Post-Revolution Generation Comes Of Age

With their piercings, tattoos and provocative social media posts, a new, rowdier generation of ur...

United States

On Political Correctness And The American Left, A French Take

-OpEd- PARIS — The gravity of the situation at the White House grows clearer each day. The anonymous article published by the New York Times in which a high-ranking official from the Trump ...

France

Water Pollution And The World's Plastic Bottle Conundrum

From Flint, Michigan to Shanghai, China, bottled water is a luxury many people can't afford t...

China

China, Latin America And The Benefits Of Traditional Farming

Ancestral agricultural practices can provide a sustainable and creative way to boost rural econom...

Tunisia

Inside Tunisia's Battle Over Inter-Religious Marriages

Since 2017, Tunisian women have had the right to marry non-Muslims. But reality is playing out in...

Gambia

How Chinese Fishmeal Factories Leave Gambia Hungry

GUNJUR — Edrissa Sackh stands on Gunjur beach, a small frown developing on his face as he mends his net. The remote Gambian fishing town of 25,000 people overlooking the North Atlantic Ocean is ...

Germany

Exile Of Mind: To Be Young And Far Away From My Native Egypt

BERLIN — On the bus I now take to university in Berlin every day, I reach compulsively for my phone to check Facebook for updates from Egypt. I see that someone else has been arrested, this time a ...

Egypt

Yemen And Egypt, A Close But Complicated Relationship

GOTHENBURG — I'm often asked: “Where do Yemenis escape to?" Syrians largely flee to Lebanon and Turkey, but where do Yemenis go? “The majority cannot afford to flee,” I respond. “For those who ...

Brazil

Brazil's Destroyed Museum And Burning Questions Beyond

RIO DE JANEIRO — Protests are expected to continue after the fire early Monday that largely destroyed Brazil’s National Museum. The public’s anger at the blaze, which is estimated to have ...

India

Battle Over Radical Elimination Of Plastic Bags In Mumbai

Since June 23, the Indian state of Maharashtra has been verbalizing distributors and users of non...

United States

A Russian Guide For Surviving U.S. Midterm Elections

A view from Russia on the topic of Russian-American relations: time to keep a low profile.

El Salvador

Heat Is On In Central America (It's Not Just Nicaragua)

-Analysis- BOGOTA — Nicaragua is facing its most violent crisis since the 1980s, when President Daniel Ortega first led the country. Between 295 and 448 people have been killed after more than ...

China

From Punjabi To Breton: Five Language Controversies Around The World

More than just a vehicle to communicate, language expresses and helps construct identity. As such, it has the power to inspire and unite people — but language can also be a source of division, or ...

Argentina

Tears And Smiles: A Divided Argentina Reacts To Abortion Ruling

La Voz's Aug. 9 front page Deeply disappointing for some. A reason to celebrate for others. After an historic senate vote on Wednesday, Argentina is still “without legal abortion,” the ...

Argentina

Historic Abortion Vote Puts All Eyes On Argentina

-Analysis- Months of impassioned public debate, colorful protests and determined counter-demonstrations are coming to a head today in Argentina, where the Senate is set for an historic vote on ...

Japan

73 Years On, Hiroshima And Nagasaki Survivors Still Grapple With Guilt

TOKYO — Seventy-three years after atomic bombs laid waste to the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, remaining survivors still bear the physical and psychological scars of the horror they ...

Lebanon

Building Beit Beirut, A History Museum In A City That Tries To Forget

A determined architect continues to pursue her dream of opening a civil war museum in Beirut, whe...

Venezuela

When Is Violence Acceptable? On Ending Tyranny in Venezuela

Modern Latin American history holds examples of insurrections to topple dictators, which contempo...

China

An Urgent Call For Accountability In China's Vaccine Scandal

The Chinese public wants answers, and decisive government action, after learning that two vaccine...