Our Top Weekend Reads
The U.S.-China trade war reignites, the Fed takes bold action, and a U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty comes to an end.
Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them
The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority.
Trump’s Attack on Asylum-Seekers Was Made in Australia
The Australian government has spent the past two decades making it harder to claim asylum and detaining legitimate refugees far from its borders. Now Trump is trying to import Canberra’s draconian approach.
Facebook Keeps Failing in Myanmar
The Arakan Army’s online propaganda campaign shows the tech company hasn’t yet figured out how to tackle hate speech on its platform.
Orban and Aung San Suu Kyi Gave in to Hate the Same Way
The two Oxford-educated leaders once preached liberal values—but found bigotry more convenient.
U.N. Bureaucrats Just Want the Rohingya Off Their Plate
Dumping refugees on a doomed island in Bangladesh is as callous as it is predictable.
Defenders of Human Rights Are Making a Comeback
With larger powers in retreat, small countries and civil society groups have stepped up—and they have won some significant victories.
China Is Violating Uighurs’ Human Rights. The United States Must Act.
Much of the world has turned a blind eye to Beijing’s abuses. Washington cannot remain silent in the face of an elaborate campaign of repression and religious discrimination.
Halfway Isn’t Good Enough on Human Rights
Myanmar and Sri Lanka were praised for minimal progress. Now it’s all falling apart.
India’s Hill Country Is the First Stop on Heroin’s Deadly Route
In the nation’s northeast, Christians and activists struggle over the future of addicts.
Western Officials Ignored Myanmar’s Warning Signs of Genocide
U.S. and U.N. diplomats overlooked atrocity amid hopes of democracy.
Myanmar’s Brutal Military Is Convicting Its Own Soldiers of Atrocities
Generals of an army accused of genocide have started putting troops in the dock, and it’s not because they care about human rights.
Rohingyas Were Shot, Hacked With Machetes, and Then They Made for the Border
Relief worker Pavlo Kolovos watched as one of the world’s worst refugee crises unfolded in real time.
Myanmar’s Atrocities Demand New Sanctions
Rep. Eliot Engel’s sanctions legislation offers the right response to the Myanmar military’s campaign of murder and displacement.