India’s Muslims Are Fighting for Their Religion. Should They Display It, Too?
As secular Indians protest a controversial new citizenship law, some debate whether they should demonstrate as Muslims first or as Indians who happen to be Muslim.
Big in Japan, ‘Le Cost Killer’ Comes Home
Carlos Ghosn’s mysterious return to Beirut is met with mixed reactions from a country in protest and peril.
Killing Suleimani Has United Iranians Like Never Before
Even among reformers, the fallen general was seen as a hero who stayed out of domestic politics.
Don’t Hold Your Breath for Democratic Change in the Middle East
The region is accustomed to cycles of protest and political upheaval, so it’s better not to bank on successful revolutions.
Governments Can Kill Protesters—but Not Protest
The people want more democracy, even if their leaders want less.
2019: A Year of Global Protest
Even as right-wing forces took hold in many places around the world, grassroots democracy proved itself alive and well.
Violence Is a Dangerous Route for Protesters
Activists’ voices have to be heard first on protest tactics.
How Sectarianism Helped Destroy Lebanon’s Economy
The sectarian power-sharing agreement that ended Lebanon's civil war also wrecked its economy and led to widespread protests.
Iran’s Protest Movement Doesn’t Vindicate Trump’s ‘Maximum Pressure’ Campaign
Further steps to asphyxiate the country’s economy will backfire.
Democracy in Iraq Depends on Press Freedom
Amid a heavy-handed crackdown on protesters, the international community must help Iraqi journalists maintain the free flow of information.