Ethiopia’s Breakup Doesn’t Have to Be Violent
A confederation of states must choose whether to follow the bloody path of the former Yugoslavia or the prosperous model of the European Union.
Colin Powell Showed Black Excellence Is Not Enough
As a young man, I admired him deeply. Today, I wrestle with my own desire for justice.
Long Live Comrade Gail
A tribute to Gail Omvedt, a white American sociologist who left Dalits in mourning.
Myanmar’s Opposition Is Forming Fragile Alliances With Armed Ethnic Groups
The National League for Democracy struggles with its history of oppressing its would-be allies.
The Racial Violence of Climate Change
It’s time to speak plainly about the deadly effects of global warming—and their unjust impact across racial lines.
Will More Ethnic Minority Organizations Join Myanmar’s Revolution?
The deposed civilian government’s bad relations with some groups undermine the unity of the anti-coup movement.
Did America’s Racial Awakening Reach IR Professors?
Nearly half of international relations scholars spent more time in class on race and racial justice—but with key demographic differences.
Colombia’s “Progress” Leaves Millions Behind
Black and Indigenous citizens have been excluded from the country’s narrative of growth.
Bosnia Is Heading Toward Another Meltdown
EU and U.S. neglect is allowing Russia to fan ethnic flames.
Blinken Authorizes U.S. Embassies Worldwide to Display BLM Flags
A new directive comes while the United States commemorates the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder.
How Israel Lost the Culture War
Defending the colonial project of occupation won’t work in a world where racial justice has gone mainstream.
Kwasi Kwarteng Is a Brilliant Man in a Bad Role
The Black British Conservative politician keeps being pushed forward to cover his party on race.
Violence Isn’t the Only Story in Israel
Not all ethnically mixed cities are in flames. Here’s why some have remained relatively peaceful.
Does America Need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission?
Transitional justice has worked for dozens of countries with a legacy of systemic abuses.
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.
Justice for George Floyd Has Only Just Begun
Finding Derek Chauvin guilty of murder provides Americans with accountability—not justice. Now lawmakers need to make sure the system actually changes.
Asian Americans Belong, but Sometimes It’s Hard for Us to Believe It
Oscar-nominated “Minari” is about flowering in the United States—with the aid of our elders.
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.