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India

Grandmother's Memory - India's Religious Misogyny Must End

-Essay- MUMBAI — In my memories of my grandmother, one image of her comes to my mind: that of a widow with a tonsured head, wrapped in a dull brown cotton sari worn in traditional style, a ...

Germany

Achtung Autobahn! Why Germany Needs A Highway Speed Limit

Going all out on the autobahn may be part of the German way of life, but speed limits are necessa...

United States

Watch: OneShot — The Face Of Trump's Shutdown

It's the silent (and sullied) face of an unprecedented presidency. The partial government shutdown that Donald Trump has brought on in his battle with congressional Democrats over funding for ...

Venezuela

Maduro, The Sequel: Can Venezuelan Democracy Be Saved?

-Analysis- BOGOTÁ — The Lima Group, a multilateral body of 14 American countries focused on resolving the institutional and democratic standoff in Venezuela, has declared Venezuelan President ...

France

Europe, The Naive Power

Standing alone against the United States and China, Europe must wake up in 2019. And come together.

Taiwan

Xi Jinping's Provocative Speech And Taiwanese "Consensus"

Chinese President Xi Jinping's Jan. 2 speech addressing "reunification" with Taiwan has done what no political leader on the island nation has managed recently: set off a wave of unity among the ...

United States

Why Evangelical Christians Keep Betting On Trump

And why he'll never be the savior they're looking for...

Nigeria

Lagos Postcard: When EU Pushes Migrants To Go Back Home

Nigerian painter Isaac sold everything and left Lagos, in the hope to make it to Germany. After b...

Morocco

On The Road To Europe: Morocco Cracks Down On Migrants

Since this summer, Morocco is the theater of an unprecedented wave of arrests and forced displace...

France

The 2018 Dozen — Our 12 Most Popular Stories Of The Year

LE MONDE Full Translation Of French Anti-#MeToo Manifesto Signed By Catherine Deneuve Some 100 prominent French women artists and intellectuals have issued an open letter in Le Monde ...

United States

Trump Has Kept His Promise: Unprecedented Unpredictability

-Analysis- WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pledged in his campaign that he would not be predictable. He's more than lived up to that promise this week, and along the way, he has made a hash ...

South Korea

How China Quietly Poaches Samsung Talent From South Korea

SEOUL — A recently retired senior manager from South Korean electronics giant Samsung is back to work — in China. Referred to just by his last name, Kim, had been executive director ...

India

How U.S-China Trade War Could Be A Chance For India To Cash In

Trump's trade war with China could be a golden opportunity for India. But first, it'll ne...

Bangladesh

For Rohingya, The Risks Of A Premature Return To Myanmar

The Rohingya people’s long history of forced displacement tells us of the dangers of repatr...

Germany

Good COP, Bad COP? To Fix Climate Change, Cut The Summits

KATOWICE — As a member of Germany’s federal government, Gerd Müller knows what UN climate change conferences cost. The Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development spearheaded the organization ...

France

Macron, What Now? France Faces Worst Social Unrest Since 1968

-Editorial- PARIS — The violence committed in Paris and other French cities on Saturday is, in every meaning of the word, unspeakable. The destruction, pillaging and assault against those ...

France

Artwashing At The Louvre: When Saudis And Big Oil Sponsor Fine Art

PARIS — Suspected of hacking a dissident into pieces in its consulate in Istanbul, the Saudi regime has become the target of public outrage — until the story dies down, at least. Which raises an ...

Colombia

Shame And Amnesia: On Colombian Treatment Of Venezuelan Migrants

People in Colombia seem to have forgotten that in the not-too-distant past, they were the ones se...

Argentina

Between AMLO And Bolsonaro, Can Argentina's Macri Hold Center?

While Mexico lurches left and Brazil shifts right, Argentina, under Mauricio Macri, will try to s...

France

Refugia Revisited: The Case For A Global Nation Of Exiles

What if the world's refugees could be organized into a loosely connected, transnational polit...

Egypt

Egypt Eyes U.S. Foreign Policy Changes After Midterms

CAIRO — The Democratic Party chalked up victories across the United States in the midterm elections on November 6, gaining control of the House of Representatives for the first time in eight ...

India

Sinead O’Connor And The Muslim-Hindu Minefield In India

NEW DELHI — When Shehla Rashid, a student leader in India, tweeted to welcome Irish singer Sinead O’Connor into the Islamic fold, she could not have expected much of a controversy. Islam, like ...