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.
India’s Islamophobia Creeps Into Nepal
Nationalist media and pandemic fears have caused hatred to go viral.
China’s Surging Nationalism Has Claimed Hong Kong
The new national security measures won’t be the end of Beijing’s belligerence.
India Is Scapegoating Muslims for the Spread of the Coronavirus
The pandemic has provided fresh opportunity for Hindu nationalists to beat down an already disadvantaged minority group.
Nationalists Claim They Want to Redefine Conservatism, but They’re Not Sure What It Is
A February gathering in Rome outlined a muddled vision for the future, claiming the mantle of Ronald Reagan and St. John Paul II while indulging the far-right.
In Delhi, First Came the Pogroms. Then Came Coronavirus.
For Indian Muslims forced from their homes by mob violence, not even displaced persons camps can protect them now.
The Coronavirus Is Killing Globalization as We Know It
The outbreak has been a gift to nativist nationalists and protectionists, and it is likely to have a long-term impact on the free movement of people and goods.
India’s Muslims Accuse Police of Targeted Killings
As protests against a new citizenship law sweep the country, signs that the authorities are condoning and even instigating violence have India’s Muslims alarmed.
Ireland’s Populists Are Not Really Populist
After decades of militant radicalism, Sinn Fein won last week’s elections by moving toward the mainstream.