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Protestor holds a Black Lives Matter sign in Italy

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.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at a rally for the upcoming state elections in New Delhi on Feb. 3.

Modi’s Slide Toward Autocracy

Using Hindutva ideology, India’s leader is restyling the country as one with only the trappings of democracy.

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Books in Brief

FP staff review recent releases on Chinese industrial espionage, the dissent channel in American diplomacy, and British anti-colonialism.

Security personnel patrol during a lockdown in Srinagar, Kashmir, on Aug. 10.

Kashmir Is Under the Heel of India’s Colonialism

Any future for the valley must be built from the bottom up.

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Books in Brief

Recent releases on Richard Holbrooke, America’s hidden empire, and the untold story of Chernobyl.

Khoisan elders and activists prepare to honor the Khoisan activist Adam Mathysen at his grave on the outskirts of Johannesburg on April 27. (Nathan Siegel for Foreign Policy)

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.

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