We Don’t Have the Words to Fight Anti-Asian Racism
Tangled questions of Asian identity need answers that aren’t defined by U.S. terminology alone.
Young People in China Are Losing Faith in the West
And that spells trouble for liberal democracy and Beijing’s relations with Washington.
As America Seeks Racial Justice, It Can Learn From Abroad
Other countries offer good lessons for acknowledging and redressing past wrongs.
Anti-Asian Attacks Are Blighting the United States
Policymakers and analysts have a duty to speak out for a vulnerable community.
Britain Doesn’t Have a Refugee Crisis, So It Created One
Boris Johnson and Priti Patel have unnecessarily warehoused and endangered thousands of asylum-seekers in an effort to pander to the right-wing press.
How to Do Diversity Reforms Right
Decades of attempts to remodel the State Department haven’t worked—here’s why and how to do better this time.
U.S. Leaders Forgot the Lessons of the AIDS Crisis by Not Doing the Reading
Literature’s power to illuminate otherness makes it critical to leadership.
Kicking Refugees Out Makes Everyone Less Safe
Tanzania is pushing Burundian refugees out—and endangering the region’s stability.
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.
The United States’ Demographic Revolution Doesn’t Need to Be Destabilizing
But to avoid collapse like the Soviet Union, inclusivity must begin now.
Germany’s Lessons on Confronting a Racist Past
Philosopher Susan Neiman explains what the United States can learn from postwar Germany.
Defining Islamophobia Is the First Step Toward Addressing It
In the United Kingdom, Islamophobia is on the rise, but existing anti-racist measures are not equipped to deal with it.
How to Keep Activist CEOs Honest
New sustainable finance regulations in Europe will raise the bar for green investment.
Put Racial Justice at Center of the Biden-Harris Transition Plan
The new administration doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel—it can learn from South Africa’s experience with transitional justice.
Political Scientists Turned a Blind Eye to America’s Democratic Failures
A state built on Black repression and local violence was smugly coded as a mature democracy.
Washington Must Treat White Supremacist Terrorism as a Transnational Threat
After the Capitol attack, the U.S. government needs to recognize racist extremists as a national security risk and create a high-level counterterrorism czar to disrupt their financing and dismantle their networks.
Foreign Policy Begins at Home
The best way for Biden and Harris to build better partnerships abroad is to get America’s own house in order—and that begins with human rights.
White Supremacy Created the Capitol Assault
The Trojan horse of racism put democracy’s enemies inside its walls.
Our Top Weekend Reads
An opportunity for Biden, populism’s online fires, and the need for transitional justice.