In the Trenches With the Colonizer
The French Senegalese writer David Diop revises the modernist archetype with a protagonist long excluded from World War I literature: the African soldier on the front lines.
Is Big Tech Setting Africa Back?
Data colonialism is rampant on the African continent. Smart regulation can stop it.
You Can Only See Liberalism From the Bottom
Why Pankaj Mishra sees the ideology’s limits more clearly than its most powerful fans.
Decolonizing the United Nations Means Abolishing the Permanent Five
The inequalities of the past can’t set the rules of the present.
Hong Kong Police Mix Colonial and Communist Brutality
As Beijing cracks down, it turns to familiar tools of repression.
Toppling Statues Isn’t Enough in Latin America
Rethinking the past is a tough challenge when colonial structures run deep.
As Europe Reckons With Racism, Italy Still Won’t Confront Its Colonial Past
Italian forces used chemical weapons and committed war crimes in Africa—but the country’s sordid history is not taught in schools and is rarely discussed by politicians or intellectuals.
Modi’s Slide Toward Autocracy
Using Hindutva ideology, India’s leader is restyling the country as one with only the trappings of democracy.
Why Is Mainstream International Relations Blind to Racism?
Ignoring the central role of race and colonialism in world affairs precludes an accurate understanding of the modern state system.
Books in Brief
FP staff review recent releases on Chinese industrial espionage, the dissent channel in American diplomacy, and British anti-colonialism.
Kashmir Is Under the Heel of India’s Colonialism
Any future for the valley must be built from the bottom up.
Books in Brief
Recent releases on Richard Holbrooke, America’s hidden empire, and the untold story of Chernobyl.
South Africa’s First Nations Have Been Forgotten
As Pretoria prepares to confront the legacy of colonial and apartheid-era land theft, hardly anyone seems to care about the claims of the country’s earliest inhabitants—the Khoisan.