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.
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.
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.
All Is Not Quiet on Ethiopia’s Western Front
How Addis Ababa deals with ethnic violence in the region of Benishangul-Gumuz will determine the country’s future.
2020 Was the Year of Indigenous Activism in Canada
It’s time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to become a more ardent defender of Indigenous interests.
U.N. Fears Ethiopia Purging Ethnic Tigrayan Officers From Its Peacekeeping Missions
An internal United Nations document shows concern those troops could face torture or execution.
It’s Not Too Late to Stop the Ethiopian Civil War From Becoming a Broader Ethnic Conflict
Western and regional powers are more divided than they were during the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s, but they can still exert influence to prevent the fragmentation of Ethiopia’s federal system.
Why Inclusion Is Important for U.S. Foreign Policy
If Washington chooses to reengage with the world, it will need to first champion diversity and gender equality.
Feeling Like an Outcast
The bestselling book “Caste” brilliantly frames racial hierarchies in the United States but largely ignores the horrors of India’s caste structure.
This Year Could Be a Reckoning for New York’s Chinese Community
Divides over the police split young and old.
Defunding the Police Might Leave Americans More Surveilled and Less Secure
Technology in policing might appear more benign than rogue cops or racist judges, but a look at global trends gives pause.
Racial Injustice Protests Spark Think Tank Diversity Push
Employees say people of color are paid and promoted less.
Kamala Harris Is a Soft-Power Boon for America’s Global Image
The vice presidential candidate’s foreign-policy takes are conventional, but her identity is transformational.
The Curious Case of ‘Russian Lives Matter’
In Moscow, the Kremlin attacks U.S. racism while the liberal opposition ignores it, or worse.
Guilt by Location
Around the world, security forces use forced displacement as a means of sorting populations. To fix the global displacement crisis, it’s critical to understand how and why they do it.