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Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the American Freedom Tour at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, on May 14.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during the American Freedom Tour at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas, on May 14.

Trump’s Poison Pills Are Still Toxic

Whether it’s Iran, China, Cuba, or immigration, U.S. President Joe Biden often finds himself stymied by his predecessor’s foreign policy.

Demonstrators wave Western Sahara flags during a protest against the Spanish government support for Morocco's autonomy plan for Western Sahara, in Madrid, on March 26.
Demonstrators wave Western Sahara flags during a protest against the Spanish government support for Morocco's autonomy plan for Western Sahara, in Madrid, on March 26.

Why Is Madrid Pandering to Morocco?

Spain has traded five decades of neutrality on Western Sahara while getting nothing but a spyware scandal in return.

Julieta Valls Noyes introduces U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
Julieta Valls Noyes introduces U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

Biden’s Refugee Envoy Looks to Reform Damaged System

Washington has been slow to meet expanded targets for refugee admissions due to the last administration’s policies.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the first North American Leaders’ Summit since 2016 in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Nov. 18, 2021.
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during the first North American Leaders’ Summit since 2016 in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Nov. 18, 2021.

Biden Is Setting Himself Up for Embarrassment in Los Angeles

The upcoming Summit of the Americas could be the gravestone on U.S. influence in the region.

Buenos Aires protest against inflation
Buenos Aires protest against inflation

The Dangerous New Anti-Globalization Consensus

Soaring inflation is just one reason for Washington to keep global disintegration in check.

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.

Four young Black men sit on the side of a rode with their suitcases.
Four young Black men sit on the side of a rode with their suitcases.

Treating Migration as a Crisis Is a Missed Opportunity

Racism is keeping rich societies from benefitting from increased migration.

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.

British Home Secretary Priti Patel and Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Vincent Biruta shake hands after signing an agreement at the Kigali Convention Center in Kigali, Rwanda, on April 14.
British Home Secretary Priti Patel and Rwandan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Vincent Biruta shake hands after signing an agreement at the Kigali Convention Center in Kigali, Rwanda, on April 14.

Britain Seeks to Send Refugees to Rwanda

Boris Johnson’s government is partnering with an authoritarian regime in a legally questionable effort to make Britain’s asylum-seeker problem disappear.

An older woman with a walking stick stands in front of piles of rubble and a destroyed house.
An older woman with a walking stick stands in front of piles of rubble and a destroyed house.

What Happens to the Homes Ukrainians Leave Behind?

Abandonment, destruction, or occupation of homes and property is a grim hallmark of modern conflicts.

An illustration of the French word "seum" reflected in a woman's sunglasses as her lip curls.
An illustration of the French word "seum" reflected in a woman's sunglasses as her lip curls.

The Malaise Poisoning French Politics

There’s a word for the anger and disappointment French voters are feeling: “seum.”

Migrants and asylum-seekers march to protest against the United States’ Title 42 policy on the Mexican side of the San Ysidro crossing port in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on March 21.
Migrants and asylum-seekers march to protest against the United States’ Title 42 policy on the Mexican side of the San Ysidro crossing port in Tijuana, Baja California state, Mexico, on March 21.

The End of Title 42 Doesn’t Mean Back to Normal

During the pandemic, Washington outsourced harsh migration management to its southern neighbors.

Migrants, including Cameroonians, travel toward the United States in Panama.
Migrants, including Cameroonians, travel toward the United States in Panama.

U.S. Opens Door to Ukrainian Refugees, Shuts It for Others From Africa

People fleeing conflict in Cameroon wonder why they aren’t getting the same treatment as Ukrainians.

People, mainly women and children, arrive in Przemysl, Poland on a train from wartorn Ukraine on March 28.
People, mainly women and children, arrive in Przemysl, Poland on a train from wartorn Ukraine on March 28.

Poland Demonized Refugees. Now It’s Struggling to Integrate Them.

The heaviest burden of accommodating fleeing Ukrainians has fallen on the state least prepared to carry it.

Ukrainian refugees walk a bridge at the buffer zone with the border with Poland in the border crossing of Zosin-Ustyluh, western Ukraine on March 6, 2022.
Ukrainian refugees walk a bridge at the buffer zone with the border with Poland in the border crossing of Zosin-Ustyluh, western Ukraine on March 6, 2022.

The Moral Realism of Europe’s Refugee Hypocrisy

The difference between Europe’s treatment of Syrians and Ukrainians is evidence of racism—and reality.

A child hugs his mother in a temporary shelter in a gym of a high school in Przemysl, near the Ukraine-Poland border, on March 15.
A child hugs his mother in a temporary shelter in a gym of a high school in Przemysl, near the Ukraine-Poland border, on March 15.

Europe’s Hospitality for Refugees Won’t Last Forever

Eastern Europe is treating Ukrainians better than Syrians and Afghans—but giving people the means to resist is the only way to prevent future crises.

Volunteers wait for refugees from the Ukraine arriving at the main train station on March 1, 2022 in Berlin.
Volunteers wait for refugees from the Ukraine arriving at the main train station on March 1, 2022 in Berlin.

Europe Is Ready for All of Ukraine’s Refugees

The European Union is preparing to meet the burden of a historic refugee crisis.

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