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.
The 3 Most Polarizing Words in India
“Jai Shri Ram” was meant to be a celebration of a Hindu deity. But the phrase is turning into hate speech—and a dog whistle for attacks on Muslims.
Will Abiy Ahmed’s Bet on Ethiopia’s Political Future Pay Off?
The Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister has disbanded Africa’s largest political party in an effort to reinvent the country’s politics—but some powerful players stand to lose, and they won’t go quietly.
In Scotland’s Swing Seats, Nationalists Are Selling Voters on Independence
Mired in the unpopular Brexit process, the Tories will have to convince voters that the union is worth it to keep hotly contested seats.
Ethiopia Will Explode if It Doesn’t Move Beyond Ethnic-Based Politics
Oromo nationalism helped bring Abiy Ahmed to power, but it could also be his undoing. To hold the country together, the Nobel-winning prime minister needs to convince various ethnic groups that he and his new party represent all Ethiopians.
Beijing Is Weaponizing Nationalism Against Hong Kongers
Hong Kong’s unique identity threatens Xi Jinping’s rhetoric of greatness.
Abiy Ahmed’s Reforms Have Unleashed Forces He Can No Longer Control
Ethiopia’s prime minister oversaw the chaotic release of thousands of prisoners, including many ethnonationalist militants. His amnesty may now be coming back to haunt him.
You Can’t Defeat Nationalism, So Stop Trying
There are deep reasons that imagined communities will always be a powerful reality in international politics.
The 2020 Candidates Aren’t Talking About Foreign Policy. They Need to Start.
The United States caused many of the planet’s problems and can still unmake them—but only if its politicians face up to the challenge.
The Birth of Chinese Nationalism
Chinese students marched into Tiananmen Square 100 years ago in a movement that is still shaping attitudes in the country today.
In Turkey, Erdogan Is Still Calling All the Shots
The president’s coalition partners aren’t pulling him to the right. They’re doing his bidding.