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An empty inflatable  boat after migrants were rescued by the Abeille Languedoc—an ocean-going tugboat—following a failed crossing of the English Channel from France to Britain on May 9.
An empty inflatable boat after migrants were rescued by the Abeille Languedoc—an ocean-going tugboat—following a failed crossing of the English Channel from France to Britain on May 9.

Britain’s Rwanda Deportation Policy Is a Cruel, Expensive Failure

Boris Johnson’s offshoring of asylum-seekers won’t stop the human smuggling trade—or deter people fleeing tyranny who are intent on reaching Britain.

Israel's former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media at the Knesset in Jerusalem.
Israel's former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media at the Knesset in Jerusalem.

Bibi Sees a Path Back to Leadership After Israeli Government Dissolves

But a fifth election in less than four years is more likely to produce deadlock—again.

A man stands in a damaged mosque.
A man stands in a damaged mosque.

Christian Nationalism Is Tearing Ethiopia Apart

A religious revival rooted in the country’s imperial history has coincided with civil war and the spread of genocidal rhetoric—endangering a diverse and multifaith nation.

Blinken puts his hand on Bennett's upper back in a friendly gesture as the two men stand behind a podium with a placard that reads "Prime Minister's Office"
Blinken puts his hand on Bennett's upper back in a friendly gesture as the two men stand behind a podium with a placard that reads "Prime Minister's Office"

Why Biden Is Trying to Keep Naftali Bennett Afloat

The right-wing Israeli leader’s fragile coalition is vastly preferable to a return of Netanyahu.

Elephants graze at Kimana Sanctuary.
Elephants graze at Kimana Sanctuary.

The Brewing Battle Over Africa’s Ivory

Many countries in southern Africa want to unload big stockpiles of ivory to fund conservation, even though the trade is banned.

An entitled man walks across a collage landscape to illustrate the concept of protocol in Ghana.
An entitled man walks across a collage landscape to illustrate the concept of protocol in Ghana.

The Secret to Getting What You Need in Ghana

Special “protocol” treatment has become a way of life for the privileged few.

A Libyan coast guardsman stands on a boat during the rescue of 147 migrants attempting to reach Europe off the coastal town of Zawiyah, Libya on June 27, 2017.
A Libyan coast guardsman stands on a boat during the rescue of 147 migrants attempting to reach Europe off the coastal town of Zawiyah, Libya on June 27, 2017.

The Next Mediterranean Migration Crisis Will Be Worse

A new book tells the forgotten story of migrants stranded in Libya amid United Nations incompetence and Western indifference.

American and Iranian flags, with a man removing the Iranian one
American and Iranian flags, with a man removing the Iranian one

America’s Iran Follies

How two decades of misjudgments by Washington helped lead Tehran to the nuclear brink.

Young men wearing headphones sit in front of computer screens showing a scene from an online game.
Young men wearing headphones sit in front of computer screens showing a scene from an online game.

Iran’s Leaders Are Scared of the Internet

They should be more scared of shutting it off.

Funeral in Sinai after terrorist attack
Funeral in Sinai after terrorist attack

Egypt’s Remilitarized Sinai Is a Future Powder Keg

Egypt and Israel are undermining their peace treaty—and it needs to be stopped.

People in jackets hold up posters with a face that read "FREE Ahamad Reza Jalali."
People in jackets hold up posters with a face that read "FREE Ahamad Reza Jalali."

‘A Pawn in a Cruel Political Game’

Iran is threatening to execute an Iranian Swedish doctor—and human rights activists say the West isn’t doing enough.

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