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U.S. President Donald Trump holds up his fist as he leaves after speaking during a Make America Great Again rally at Williamsport Regional Airport in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, on May 20, 2019.

The World’s Weakest Strongman

Donald Trump’s use of violence and division isn’t a symbol of authority—it’s a sign of desperation.

A broken Statue of Liberty figure outside a looted souvenir shop after a night of protest in New York City on June 2.

The Stakes Are High, and We Must Be Better Than This

Six military heavyweights and defense experts weigh in on Trump’s call for the military to put down protests.

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the White House to go to St. John's Church in Washington on June 1.

A Moment of National Shame and Peril—and Hope

We may be witnessing the beginning of the end of American democracy, but there is still a way to stop the descent.

People protesting the death of George Floyd hold up placards near the White House in Washington on May 31.

An Appeal to the National Security Community to Fight Racial Injustice

Two former U.S. officials argue there is no security abroad without justice at home.

A protester carries a U.S. flag past a burning building in Minneapolis on May 29 after a night of protests in reaction to the police slaying of George Floyd.

America’s Race Problem Erupts Anew, Layered With Coronavirus Tensions

Rioting in the aftermath of another police-inflicted death—this time in one of the most prosperous U.S. cities—reveals how little progress has been made.

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Britain’s Conservatives Pledge to Target Roma

As Britain votes, traveling minorities fear a racist crackdown.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire pay their respects at the Sikh Golden Temple in Amritsar on February 21, 2018.

Trudeau Won’t Wash Off His Blackface Scandal

Racist images taint a prime minister who painted himself as a liberal savior.

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid leaves the Élysée Palace after a Bastille Day working lunch during the visit of European leaders in Paris on July 14.

Estonia Battles Its Elected Racists

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid speaks on how to stand up against the far-right.

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019.

Archie Windsor Isn’t the Symbol You Think He Is

The newest royal baby represents his country's future identity: not multicultural, but overwhelmingly mixed-race and entirely British.

Khoisan elders and activists prepare to honor the Khoisan activist Adam Mathysen at his grave on the outskirts of Johannesburg on April 27. (Nathan Siegel for Foreign Policy)

South Africa’s First Nations Have Been Forgotten

As Pretoria prepares to confront the legacy of colonial and apartheid-era land theft, hardly anyone seems to care about the claims of the country’s earliest inhabitants—the Khoisan.

Farmworker Mogoala Justice Ratalele stands near his boss, farmer Hans Bergmann, after being held at gunpoint during a theft, in Tzaneen, South Africa, on Nov. 2, 2017. (Gulshan Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

In Tacit Rebuke, U.S. Embassy in South Africa Rejects Trump Tweet

Internal cable cites report that farm murders in South Africa are at their lowest level in 19 years.

White supremacists demonstrate on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 11, 2017. (Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

He Didn’t Know the Klan Handshake. It Almost Cost Him His Life.

On our podcast: Journalist Vegas Tenold describes the six years he spent with white supremacists.

This photo taken on July 5, 2018 shows players from North (red) and South Korea (blue) competing during a friendly men's basketball match at the Ryugyong Chung Ju-Yung Indoor Stadium in Pyongyang. (KIM WON-JIN/AFP/Getty Images)

A Black Korean in Pyongyang

Ethnic identity is the latest issue to split the two Koreas.

A photo from Christopher Daniels' Facebook page dated Dec. 9, 2017.

Is a Court Case in Texas the First Prosecution of a ‘Black Identity Extremist’?

The FBI is looking for terrorists. Civil rights advocates say it is targeting people engaged in free speech.

Men wave rainbow and 'black lives matter' flags while marching in the annual LGBTQI Pride Parade on June 25, 2017 in San Francisco. (Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images)

2017 Was the Year I Learned About My White Privilege

I used to be a smart-alecky conservative who scoffed at “political correctness.” The Trump era has opened my eyes.

111201-A-8267F-567 U.S. Army military policemen take a knee during a patrol along a road outside Camp Taji, Iraq, on Dec. 2, 2011.  The soldiers are assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division's Headquarters Company, 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.  The military policemen rolled out before sunrise to patrol roads to ensure the safety of the brigade's convoys traveling through the area from Baghdad.  DoD photo by Sgt. Kissta Feldner, U.S. Army.  (Released)

‘Taking a knee’: An Army tradition

In the Army, taking a knee is a way of gaining perspective. The rest of us could use some of that.

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The Real Threat to America Comes From Americans

Just as the Arab world struggles to come to grips with jihadism, the United States has failed to grapple with its own demons.

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15: US President Donald Trump speaks following a meeting on infrastructure at Trump Tower, August 15, 2017 in New York City. He fielded questions from reporters about his comments on the events in Charlottesville, Virginia and white supremacists. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

What Will You Choose?

How long will America’s highest officials continue to support Trump's monstrous behavior?

US President Donald Trump disembarks from Air Force One upon arrival at Raleigh County Memorial Airport in Beaver, West Virginia, July 24, 2017, as Trump travels to speak at the National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Our Missing President

Two crises in the past week demanded leadership of the singular sort that only the president can supply. Trump failed on both counts.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - JULY 08: The Ku Klux Klan protests on July 8, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The KKK is protesting the planned removal of a statue of General Robert E. Lee, and calling for the protection of Southern Confederate monuments. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)

The Problem With Making Hate Speech Illegal

The answer to the violence in Charlottesville isn't to outlaw white supremacy.