In Bosnia, a Migrant Way Station Is Becoming a Winter Prison
For years, the country remained untouched by the global migrant crisis, but now, even in a place where many people were once refugees, tensions are on the rise.
It’s Legal to Sell Sex in Amsterdam, But Don’t Expect the Same Rights As Other Workers.
The famously permissive Dutch city is cracking down on prostitution, relocating sex workers, and discriminating against those employed in the industry.
Slouching Toward Secession in Nigeria
Apathetic voters are planning to boycott this weekend’s election—and may inadvertently boost the country’s most fervent separatists.
Thai Politics Has a Princess but No Storybook Endings
With elections coming, the junta still fears the specter of Thaksin Shinawatra.
The Bibi Slayer?
By advocating clean and courteous politics, a retired general is giving Netanyahu a run for his money.
Mexico Isn’t Helping Refugees. It’s Depriving Them of Their Rights.
The humanitarian visas offered to migrants don’t allow them to work, study, or receive benefits while letting the Mexican government duck its responsibilities under international law.
Kurdish Commander Laments American Betrayal, Urges U.S. to ‘Be Loyal’
Trump’s plan to withdraw troops from Syria leaves U.S. ally at the mercy of old enemies.
She Fled China’s Camps—but She’s Still Not Free
Sayragul Sauytbay, the only person to have worked inside an internment camp in Xinjiang and spoken publicly about it, now faces an uncertain future in Kazakhstan.
Will Iraq’s Old Divisions Undermine Its New Prime Minister?
In his first hundred days on the job, Adel Abdul Mahdi has hit entrenched political roadblocks to choosing cabinet ministers and changing a system of political patronage.
Can El Salvador’s New President Fix What’s Driving Citizens Out?
Nayib Bukele won in a landslide. Now, he needs new policies to reduce violence in his country.
America Never Gave Afghan Women a Chance
Washington failed at the most promising path toward stability in Afghanistan: keeping the country’s women alive.
As Brexit Looms, the Rock Is in a Hard Place
In Gibraltar, a British territory, 96 percent of the population voted against Brexit, but they are also adamantly opposed to joint rule by Spain. It might be time to reconsider.
Can a New Currency End Tehran’s Economic Woes?
The Central Bank of Iran wants to take four zeros off the rial—but redenomination won’t work miracles.
Maduro’s Power in Venezuela Seems Stable, for Now
Despite the recognition by a wave of countries of the opposition leader Juan Guaidó as president, Maduro’s patronage of the military insulates him from the need to negotiate.
The Other Magic Kingdom
Saudi Arabia is making a very risky bet that it can become an international tourist destination.
Al-Shabab Wants You To Know It’s Alive and Well
The brutal attack in Kenya is designed to show Washington and the world that the terrorist group is still a force to be reckoned with in East Africa.
Palestinian in Israel
The population the government refers to as "Arab-Israeli" is increasingly embracing the term "Palestinian."
Detainees Are Trickling Out of Xinjiang’s Camps
House arrest or forced labor awaits most of those released so far in what may be a public relations ploy.
Hungary Finally Has an Opposition Worth a Damn
The country’s youngest party has united the left and right against Viktor Orban.
Morocco’s Crackdown Won’t Silence Dissent
Across the country, protesters are increasingly willing to criticize the government and the monarchy—even in the face of repression.