Ethiopia Will Explode if It Doesn’t Move Beyond Ethnic-Based Politics
Oromo nationalism helped bring Abiy Ahmed to power, but it could also be his undoing. To hold the country together, the Nobel-winning prime minister needs to convince various ethnic groups that he and his new party represent all Ethiopians.
It Isn’t Just the Rohingya. Myanmar Is Now Attacking Buddhists in Rakhine State, Too.
This latest battle could be the army’s undoing.
Don’t Let Ethiopia Become the Next Yugoslavia
Federations of ethnonational states can become explosive during moments of political liberalization. Abiy Ahmed must tread carefully to avoid a Balkan nightmare.
Is Kabila Using Ethnic Violence to Delay Elections?
What fighting in Ituri means for politics and the U.N. mission to the DRC.
It’s Time for the United States and Europe to Face the Politics of Cultural Displacement
Ethnic nationalism is about more than just economic anxieties.
Don’t Blame Amber Rudd for Britain’s Racist Immigration System
The ousted home secretary was trying to clean up the mess her boss created. Theresa May alone is responsible for the “hostile environment” policy’s heinous abuses.
Canada’s left is trying to tarnish Doug Ford’s image by branding him a racist. They’d be better off asking why so many minorities support him.
An Assassination Could Be Just What Kosovo Needed
A tragic death could spark a lasting peace in the Balkans’ most restive region.
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.
The Problem With Making Hate Speech Illegal
The answer to the violence in Charlottesville isn't to outlaw white supremacy.
One Woman’s Fight to Claim Her ‘Blackness’ in Brazil
The experience of a young lawyer raises difficult questions about race, belonging, and the bureaucracy of affirmative action in a country lauded for its egalitarian history.
Out of India
A wave of brutal violence against visiting college students is forcing the country to examine its racism problem.
Os vários tons de Maíra Mutti Araújo
Num país famoso por um ideal de mistura racial, a luta de uma candidata para usar cotas raciais levanta questões complexas sobre cor e identidade no Brasil.
Brazil’s New Problem With Blackness
As the proudly mixed-race country grapples with its legacy of slavery, affirmative-action race tribunals are measuring skull shape and nose width to determine who counts as disadvantaged.
President Bannon’s Hugely Destructive First Week in Office
The puppet master is leading the Trump administration down a road of carnage.
The Last White Africans
With 200,000 members, AfriForum is the leading civic organization advocating for the rights of Afrikaners in South Africa. Do the people responsible for apartheid’s crimes have a claim to their country’s future?
Can French Sanity Hold Out Against the Forces of the Far-Right?
The surprising political upset of Nicolas Sarkozy may be just the trick to stop Marine Le Pen and the National Front from taking power. Or not.