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Ukraine Crisis: What to Read
U.S. Grand Strategy After Ukraine
Seven thinkers weigh in on how the war will shift U.S. foreign policy.
Why the World Isn’t Really United Against Russia
Global institutions have long relegated much of the world to second-class status.
It’s Africa’s Century—for Better or Worse
Asia gets the attention, but the real economic revolution is the inevitable growth of an overlooked continent.
Where the West and China Find Common Ground
A striking new translation of Chinese fairy tales shows a shared folkloric tradition.
Africa’s Stolen Art Debate Is Frozen in Time
Europe’s arguments against restitution have ignored the legitimate claims of African scholars and governments for 50 years.
Memory and Diplomacy
Moscow Is Using Memory Diplomacy to Export Its Narrative to the World
Putin is pushing Russian revisionist history to bolster the Kremlin’s influence abroad and its legitimacy at home.
Xi Jinping Is Fighting a War for China’s History
Fear of “historical nihilism” has haunted China’s leadership for years.
Macron’s Algeria Report Isn’t Progress, It’s a Whitewash.
France lost the Algerian War but is still controlling the narrative about its history—while refusing to apologize or pay reparations.
The Window To Expel Russia From Ukraine Is Now
In Sri Lanka, Organic Farming Went Catastrophically Wrong
Beijing’s ‘Slow-Motion Lockdown’
Australia’s Got a Solomon Islands Headache (Again)
What Are Sweden and Finland Thinking?
Why India Just Limited Wheat Exports
Economists on the Run
The Russian Army Is an Atrocity Factory
Finns Show Up for Conscription. Russians Dodge It.
The Month in World Photos
Shocking civilian casualties in Ukraine, a Holocaust survivor’s march in Poland, and a swan’s unusual nest in Serbia. This was April 2022.