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A person with curly hair stands with their back turned toward the camera, draped in a red and white flag with a green tree in the middle. They're standing in the middle of a road and tan buildings are in the background.
A person with curly hair stands with their back turned toward the camera, draped in a red and white flag with a green tree in the middle. They're standing in the middle of a road and tan buildings are in the background.

Can Lebanon’s Elections Pull the Country Out of an Abyss?

On Sunday, Lebanese go to the polls for the first time since their 2019 uprising.

Ukrainian refugees at a relative's house in Moldova.
Ukrainian refugees at a relative's house in Moldova.

Moldova Welcomes Ukrainian Refugees but Fears for Its Own Future

The country has offered solidarity to neighbors fleeing Russia’s war. Will it get more support from the EU?

Art collectives march in Buenos Aires to commemorate the Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice.
Art collectives march in Buenos Aires to commemorate the Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice.

Will Argentina’s Stolen Generation Be Forgotten?

Far-right leaders want to erase the memory of the junta’s disappeared. The fight to remember them is now in the hands of Argentine youth.

Hasina Khatoon's family in their shack in the Jammu city of Indian- administered Kashmir on April 23. Hasina was separated from her family and deported to Myanmar last month.
Hasina Khatoon's family in their shack in the Jammu city of Indian- administered Kashmir on April 23. Hasina was separated from her family and deported to Myanmar last month.

India Abandons the Rohingyas

A deliberately ambiguous refugee policy allows the government to deny shelter to Muslims fleeing persecution.

A man carries a child on his shoulders during an anti-government demonstration in Sri Lanka.
A man carries a child on his shoulders during an anti-government demonstration in Sri Lanka.

Inside Sri Lanka’s Unprecedented Mass Protests

Demonstrators have already made an impact but lack a unified agenda—and face a state notorious for crushing dissent.

Incumbent French President Emmanuel Macron (left) and National Rally presidential candidate Marine Le Pen pose prior to taking part in a live televised debate on French TV channels TF1 and France 2 in Saint-Denis, France, on April 20.
Incumbent French President Emmanuel Macron (left) and National Rally presidential candidate Marine Le Pen pose prior to taking part in a live televised debate on French TV channels TF1 and France 2 in Saint-Denis, France, on April 20.

France Braces for High-Stakes Rematch Between Macron and Le Pen

For two weeks, the French president and the far-right leader have been vying for the left-wing vote—and it’s still up for grabs.

Afghans fleeing the country are evacuated from Kabul Airport in 2021.
Afghans fleeing the country are evacuated from Kabul Airport in 2021.

Germany Is Displacing Afghan Refugees to Make Way for Ukrainians

Hundreds of Afghans who fled the Taliban have been evicted as an even larger flood of Ukrainian war refugees arrive.

Solar technicians from Alianza Ceibo/Amazon Frontlines help members
Solar technicians from Alianza Ceibo/Amazon Frontlines help members

Ecuador’s Distant Dream of a Green Recovery

The debt-saddled country is struggling to meet its climate goals under IMF austerity.

A man uses a scythe to mow the grass in front of the Mintia power plant in Romania
A man uses a scythe to mow the grass in front of the Mintia power plant in Romania

Conflict Complicates Energy Policy Shift in Eastern Europe

Romania planned to use gas as an intermediary in the transition to renewable energy. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could change that calculation.

Marine Le Pen, the candidate for the far-right National Rally (then known as the National Front) in France's presidential election, gestures as she gives a speech during a campaign meeting.
Marine Le Pen, the candidate for the far-right National Rally (then known as the National Front) in France's presidential election, gestures as she gives a speech during a campaign meeting.

Le Pen’s Late Surge Could Be Another French Revolution

Emmanuel Macron was meant to cruise to victory. For the first time, the French far right has a real chance to win.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban gives a speech marking Hungary's Revolution and Independence Day on March 15, 2022 in front of the parliament building of Budapest.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban gives a speech marking Hungary's Revolution and Independence Day on March 15, 2022 in front of the parliament building of Budapest.

The Secrets to Viktor Orban’s Success

Hungary’s prime minister will likely win a fourth consecutive election with an original political formula.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban takes part in a press conference during the Visegrad summit at the Centre for the Meetings of Cultures in Lublin, Poland, on Sept. 11, 2020.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban takes part in a press conference during the Visegrad summit at the Centre for the Meetings of Cultures in Lublin, Poland, on Sept. 11, 2020.

Hungary’s Orban Stronger at Home, Weaker Abroad Ahead of Elections

Hopes have faded for Hungary’s united opposition, but Budapest’s neutrality on Russia’s war in Ukraine has cost Orban in Europe.

Ukrainian children who fled the Russian invasion look at a phone in a shelter organized in an exhibition center in Chisinau, Moldova.
Ukrainian children who fled the Russian invasion look at a phone in a shelter organized in an exhibition center in Chisinau, Moldova.

Moldovans Worry Putin Could Come for Them Next

The small country is welcoming refugees—and watching Russia.

A mother in a black coat holds her child's hand walking through a crowd. The child is wearing a light blue coat.
A mother in a black coat holds her child's hand walking through a crowd. The child is wearing a light blue coat.

Fleeing Ukraine’s Last Safe Haven

Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians have fled to Lviv since the war began. But Russian attacks are getting closer.

Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili
Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili

Georgia Threatens to Sue Its Own President Over Her Support for Ukraine

Georgia’s ruling party, if not its populace, wants to appease the Kremlin. Georgia’s president does not.

Street musicians in Lviv, Ukraine
Street musicians in Lviv, Ukraine

Lviv Becomes the Center of Ukraine’s Resistance

With the east in flames, the western Ukrainian city houses refugees, aid workers, and diplomats seeking to turn the tide of war.

Evacuees from Mariupol, Ukraine, at a shopping center on the outskirts of Zaporizhzhia
Evacuees from Mariupol, Ukraine, at a shopping center on the outskirts of Zaporizhzhia

‘The World Must Know What Happened to Us’

After weeks of siege by the Russians, some in Mariupol are finally escaping the bombs, the burning buildings, and the bodies.

Women and children from war-torn Ukraine, including a mother carrying an infant, arrive in Poland at the Medyka border crossing on March 4, 2022 near Medyka, Poland.
Women and children from war-torn Ukraine, including a mother carrying an infant, arrive in Poland at the Medyka border crossing on March 4, 2022 near Medyka, Poland.

Ukraine’s Mothers Are the Heart of the War

Women separated from their husbands have become a symbol of the country’s moral standing.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban
Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban

Hungary’s Orban Pivots Away From Putin as Elections Loom

For 12 years, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has carried water for Putin. Now, he’s wavering.

Ukrainian army officer Yaroslav Chepurniy
Ukrainian army officer Yaroslav Chepurniy

Russia’s Road to Odesa Runs Through Mykolaiv

War is intensifying along the Black Sea coast, with one key city standing in the invaders’ way.

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