Modi Rejected an Indian Hero
Danish Siddiqui’s death should have been a moment of national unity. The prime minister made it the opposite.
Spain’s Prime Minister Can’t Win When It Comes to Catalonia
Pedro Sánchez’s pardons represent a balanced response to a divisive issue—but both sides have denounced him.
Italy’s Far-Right Is on the Rise
Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy is displacing Matteo Salvini’s League and making a play for power in Italy.
How the Netanyahus Explain the World
A new novel offers a family history of Israel’s former prime minister—and insight into the dangers of any form of nationalism.
Biden Is Going Protectionist. Republicans Are Going Off the Deep End.
Even after Trump has left office, ultranationalist views are still dominating his party.
Israeli Religious Extremists Are Driving Jewish-Arab Street Violence
In the city at the epicenter of recent clashes, relocated settlers from Gaza have brought Jewish supremacism to the heart of what was once a Palestinian city.
Modi’s Religious Nationalism Hurts India’s Hindus, Too
Islamophobic policies harm not just Muslims, but the poor and marginalized.
Separatist Movements in Nigeria and Cameroon Are Joining Forces
Escalating pro-independence movements by Anglophone Cameroonians and Biafrans are igniting ethnic tensions and could threaten regional stability.
Ethiopia’s Tigray War Is Fueling Amhara Expansionism
Abiy Ahmed depends on the support of ethnic Amhara leaders and militias whose goal is to reconquer what they consider lost territories—from Tigray to Sudan.
How Brexit Lit the Fuse in Northern Ireland
Loyalist fears that Boris Johnson is abandoning them have sparked a wave of violence that could endanger the Good Friday Agreement.
Presumptive Patriotism, the United States’ Greatest Blindspot
The unquestioned assumption that some groups are more “patriotic” leads to dangerous security risks.
How to Stop Ethnic Nationalism From Tearing Ethiopia Apart
The 1994 Ethiopian Constitution celebrated self-determination, but it laid the groundwork for today’s violence. Devolution could offer a way out.
Vaccine Nationalism Harms Everyone and Protects No One
The World Health Organization’s chief argues that hoarding vaccines isn’t just immoral—it’s medically self-defeating.
A New Pivot to Asia
The fuzzy goodwill between Biden and America’s Asian allies will soon be tested by China’s growing power.
The War in Tigray Is a Fight Over Ethiopia’s Past—and Future
The current conflict is the latest battle in a long-running war over the country’s identity as a unitary or federal state. The United States can restore its credibility as an honest broker by helping resolve it.
It’s Not Too Late to Stop the Ethiopian Civil War From Becoming a Broader Ethnic Conflict
Western and regional powers are more divided than they were during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, but they can still exert influence to prevent the fragmentation of Ethiopia’s federal system.
Asian Nationalists Hold the Key to a More Effective U.S. China Strategy
Missing in the current U.S. debate on China is the question of Asian nationalism and how the United States could profitably align with it.
Big Tech Embraces New Cold War Nationalism
China’s rise has pushed Silicon Valley away from the values it once claimed to hold.
The World Needs to Reopen Borders Before It’s Too Late
Even as they struggle to control the pandemic, governments should move quickly to reopen borders instead of giving in to xenophobia, nationalism, and illusions of autarky.