Sturgeon’s Vision for Independence Is on the Ballot in Scotland
The first minister’s party will almost certainly win the election this week, but the nationalist movement still faces divisions of its own.
Germany’s Post-Pacifist Generation Is Nearing Power
The world according to Annalena Baerbock, the Green Party candidate—and frontrunner to become chancellor.
The Global Gag Rule’s Long Shadow in Pakistan
Biden repealed major restrictions on U.S. foreign assistance, but anti-abortion ideology still limits crucial reproductive care in the places that need it most.
For Indians Abroad, Talk of Home Is Terrifying
Watching a catastrophe unfold from afar has left India’s diaspora feeling angry and helpless.
Boris Johnson’s Buffoonery Is No Longer Funny
The publication of the British prime minister’s cellphone number is the latest debacle to hit a scandal-plagued government.
For Turkey’s Armenians, Biden’s Genocide Declaration Makes Little Difference
A century after the mass killings, Armenians in Turkey are still outcasts.
In Colombia, Free Trade Has Come With More Violence
Nearly a decade after signing a deal with the United States, the future in cities like Buenaventura looks worse and worse.
Uzbekistan’s Online Religious Revival
After years of state oppression, many Uzbeks are finding stricter interpretations of Islam on the internet. Some experts say it could have radical consequences.
‘The Taliban Have Tracked Me’
In Logar province, just outside of Kabul, fear of a Taliban takeover rises.
Afghans Haven’t Forgotten Taliban Atrocities
The United States’ withdrawal may be a balm domestically. It’s anything but for those that lived through the horror.
China’s Crackdown on Islam Brings Back Memories of 1975 Massacre
Islamophobia has spread far beyond the persecuted Uyghur minority.
What’s Behind India’s Second Coronavirus Wave?
Waning immunity, new virus variants—India’s sharp surge could be caused by any number of alarming factors.
When Nature Conservation Goes Wrong
Environmentalists’ intent on saving the planet by protecting natural habitats are creating human disasters of their own.
Biden’s Strategy in the Sahel Looks a Lot Like Trump’s
U.S. diplomacy is back in West Africa—but the United States is also back to its old counterterrorism playbook.
How I Got Caught Up in the Great Vaccine Race
As China, the United States, and other nations roll out their COVID-19 cures, it’s hard to know where to get the jab.
An Arab Kingmaker in Israeli Politics?
With election results deadlocked, an Arab-led party is seen as a possible swing faction.
Did Israel’s Security State Fail the COVID Test?
Netanyahu’s focus on maintaining ultra-Orthodox support as the pandemic raged didn’t help him win, but it has left deep scars.
Exit Polls Put Netanyahu on Track to Win Israeli Election
He appears to have beaten back challengers who include defectors from his own party.
Why Lebanon Can’t Kick Its Addiction to Indentured Labor
The country is almost bankrupt, but it still forks out on migrant workers under the heavily criticized kafala system.